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Faith Leaders in Africa among Signatories to Joint “response to pandemic, climate crisis”

Faith-based leaders in Africa are among hundreds of “the high-level religious and spiritual leaders who have signed onto the Sacred People, Sacred Heart Statement”, calling for a joint response to the COVID-19 pandemic and “the climate crisis.”

The Official Logo of the Synod on Synodality. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious in Africa, Youth Share Understanding of Synodality after Launch by Pope Francis

Synodality is a journey, a “reversed pyramid” and an opportunity to create more engagement among the people of God, young African Catholics and women and men Religious who shared their understanding of the synod which Pope Francis launched October 10 have said.

Logo of CIDSE, the umbrella organization for Catholic development agencies from Europe and North America. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Agencies in Europe, North America Oppose Engineered Methods in Climate Change

Catholic development agencies in Europe and North America are concerned that the increasing popularity of the use of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) and engineered methods in global climate policy may introduce technologies that are more detrimental to the environment.

Long-time fictional character Superman. Credit: Public domain

Catholic Entity in Africa Launches Call to Stop “social engineering” through Gay Superman

The African branch of the International Catholic activist organization, CitizenGo Africa, has initiated an online campaign to stop the introduction of a new Superman, a superhero fictional character with a bisexual identity.     

Bishop Willybard Lagho of Kenya's Malindi Diocese. Credit: Courtesy photo

Inaugurated Synod Process in Kenyan Diocese to Include “those considered as outsiders”

The process of the Synod on Synodality inaugurated in the Catholic Diocese of Malindi in Kenya seeks to include “those considered as outsiders”, the Local Ordinary of the Kenyan Diocese has said. 

Fr. Boniface Kariuki, Spiritual Director Legion of Mary Nairobi Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Nairobi

Legion of Mary in Kenyan Archdiocese Eyeing Learners to Battle Declining Numbers

The leadership of the Legion of Mary of Kenya’s Archdiocese of Nairobi is seeking to strengthen legionaries in schools in an attempt to counter the declining numbers the association is facing, an official of the association has told ACI Africa.

St Mary's Catholic Church Mukuru kwa Njenga after demolition. Credit: Fr. John Munjuri

Demolition of Utilities, Catholic Church in Kenyan Slum “heartbreaking”: Parish Priest

The demolition of public utilities of a slum in Kenya including a section of St. Mary’s Mukuru kwa Njenga church of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi earlier this week “is heartbreaking,” the Priest in-charge of the Parish in the East of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, has bemoaned. 

From left to right Judith Anyanje - Senior Nursing Oficer - MCH (Mother to Child Healthcare clinic), Fr. Columban Odhiambo -Hospital Administrator, Dr Aimable Niyubahwe - Medical Officer Incharge, Mirabel Maseghe - a mother of 3, one of whom is vaccinated. Credit: Fr. Columban Odhiambo

No More Frequent Malaria Battles for Kenyan Mother after Vaccination at Catholic Hospital

Parenting was not always easy for Mirabel Maseghe whose first two children were always being admitted to hospital in Western Kenya with severe symptoms of malaria.

Officials of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and some of the awardees. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Four Catholic School Teachers in Kenya among Tutors Awarded for Exemplary Work

Four Catholic School teachers in Kenya are among 31 tutors who have been recognized by their employer, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), for their exemplary work in year 2020. 

Teachers in Maputo, Mozambique, attended technical training as part of collaborative effort. Credit: Salesian Missions

On World Teachers’ Day, Salesians Highlight Programs that Support Teachers in Africa

On the annual World Teachers’ Day marked October 5, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted programs supporting teachers around the globe including Africa.

A screenshot of part of the proceedings at the Subukia National Marian Shrine in Kenya's Ctholic Diocese of Nakuru on Saturday, October 2. Credit: Capuchin Tv

Catholic Bishop in Kenya Invites Prayer for “servant leaders” Ahead of Country’s Elections

The Catholic Bishop of Kenya’s Marsabit Diocese has urged the people of God in Kenya to start praying to get hardworking leaders who will have the people’s interests at heart as campaigns toward August 2022 general elections gain momentum.

A poster of the book titled “African Theology in 21st Century: A Call to Baraza” Credit: Pauline Publications Africa

Newly Launched Book Aims to Give Deeper Insight into Future of African Theology: Editor

Readers of a newly launched book are expected to gain deeper insight into the future of African Theology through “a baraza”, one of the editors of the book that is a tribute to an African scholar said at the book launch.

UCAP President, George Sunguh. Credit: George Sunguh

Catholic Journalists in Africa Urged to “consolidate resources to help in evangelization”

The leadership of the Union of the African Catholic Press (UCAP) is encouraging Catholic Journalists in Africa to “consolidate resources” that can foster the Church’s mission of evangelization.

Participants of the Economy of Francesco Africa Hub Regional Meeting. Credit: ACI Africa

Two-day Youth Gathering in Nairobi Discussed Future of African Economies: Jesuit Priest

The future of the economy in various African nations has been at the center of a two-day youth forum organized by the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) in collaboration with the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

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Religious Leaders Caution Kenyans against Political Gatherings amid COVID-19

Members of the Interfaith Council on COVID-19 in Kenya are urging citizens of the East African nation to keep off political gatherings which are potential spreaders of the coronavirus.

People with disabilities at the launch of the disability awareness handbook. Credit ACI Africa

Catholic Education Facility in Kenya Launches Manual to Foster Disability Awareness

A Catholic education facility in Kenya’s Ngong Diocese has launched a handbook aimed at fostering awareness about people living with disabilities in view of addressing cases of “unequal and discriminatory treatment” amid COVID-19 challenges.

Bishop Willybard Lagho with parishioners of Ndeu Outstation at the new Church under construction on 11 September 2021. Credit; Malindi Diocese

Parishioners of Catholic Outstation in Kenya Reinitiating Inactive Members Back to Faith

Members of St. Paul’s Catholic Church Ndeu, an Outstation of St. John the Evangelist Hindi Parish of Kenya’s Malindi Diocese, are visiting non-practicing Parishioners in view of bringing them back to the Catholic faith.

Photo of late Sr. Marie Therese Gacambi. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Sisters in Kenya Mourn Founding Superior General who “took after Mary’s heart”

Sr. Marie Therese Gacambi lived true to the values of her model Mother Mary in the way she encouraged deep reflection, humility, and obedience to Jesus among members of the Assumption Sisters of Nairobi (ASN) in Kenya, where she was the first African Superior General.

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Catholic Entity in Africa Mobilizing Signatures to Advocate for Climate Friendly Decisions

The leadership of Laudato Si’ Movement in Africa, a Catholic organization championing for the care of the earth and ecological justice, is calling on Christians across the continent to append their signatures to the Healthy Planet, Healthy People Catholic Petition and lobby political leaders to make climate friendly decisions.

Bishop Maurice Muhatia of Kenya's Nakuru Diocese during the webinar was organized by the Paulines Publications Africa to create awareness on the Synod on Synodality that is set to solemnly open next month in Rome. Credit: Sr. Olga Massango

Synodal Process Not Advocating for “democratic Church”, Kenyan Catholic Bishop Clarifies

The Synod on Synodality specifically stands out for including the people of God at the local level in the decision-making processes of the Church. This, according to a Kenyan Catholic Bishop, does not however translate to some form of democracy where opinions will be accepted outside the hierarchical structures of the Church.