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Outcomes of Nigeria’s General Election Mirror Country’s Rot: African Catholic Theologian

Mar 2, 2023

With the high levels of poverty and corruption in Nigeria, amid increased violence and persecution of Christians, the west African country is always getting the leaders that mirror its rottenness, a leading African Catholic Theologian has said.

Fr. Stan Chu Ilo. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Muslim Leaders Challenged to Play Role in Ending Christian Persecution in Nigeria

Feb 21, 2023

Christian religious leaders continue to play their role in ensuring that the violence in Nigeria does not transition into a religious war, a Catholic Theologian has said, and challenged Muslim leaders to condemn extremism in the West African nation.

Pope Francis during the virtual dialogue with African Catholic students on Tuesday, November 1. Credit: PACTPAN

University Students in Kenya Share Progress Three Months after Dialogue with Pope Francis

Feb 18, 2023

A section of young people from Catholic Universities in Kenya who participated in the virtual dialogue with Pope Francis last November have shared about the progress realized from the responses of the Holy Father concerning various issues including politics in the country.

Fr. Stan Chu Ilo, a Research Professor in the Department of Catholic Studies at DePaul University. Credit: PACTPAN

Time to “leave the scene”, Warring South Sudanese Politicians Told after Ecumenical Visit

Feb 14, 2023

A Catholic Theologian has called on political rivals in South Sudan to either commit to working with Pope Francis in ending the conflict in the East-Central African nation or to leave politics altogether for better leaders committed to working towards peace in the country.

Fr. Stan Chu Ilo. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“It's not war”: African Theologians on Church Involvement in National Politics

Jan 15, 2023

Involvement of the Church in the politics of a country should not always be adversarial, seeking to always oppose the running of governments, Catholic Theologians have said.

Logo of the Pan African Catholic Theology and Pastoral Network (PACTPAN). Credit: PACTPAN

Catholic Theologians Foresee Year of “good surprises” for Africa in 2023

Jan 14, 2023

The growing population of the youth in Africa, the continent’s increasing percentage of Christians, as well as its vastness of resources, signals better days ahead for African countries, two Catholic Theologians have said.

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Strive “for your future”, Pope Francis to Youth in Africa, Warns against Enslavement

Nov 5, 2022

Pope Francis has urged young people in Africa to work towards their future, ensuring that they “stay alive”.

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Inside Pope Francis’ Envisioned Two-hour Dialogue with Catholic Youth in Africa

Oct 27, 2022

Everything is set for the November 1 dialogue between Pope Francis and young people drawn from various Catholic universities from African countries.

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African Students to Seek Solidarity with Pope Francis in Tackling Challenges of Youth

Oct 26, 2022

The envisioned dialogue between Pope Francis and young people from Catholic institutions of higher learning in Africa is not a moment to lament about the ills of the continent, but an opportunity to seek the Holy Father’s solidarity with the African youth in their daily struggles, an official at the planned Papal engagement has said.

Sr. Clemency Nabishawo (Left) during her presentation on the second day of the biannual Pan African Congress on Theology in Nairobi.  Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Nun in Kenya Calls for Aligning Formation Programs “to the signs of the times”

Jul 24, 2022

There is need to revise formation programs for women and men joining Religious Orders and Societies of Apostolic Life, aligning them to contemporary times of Christian living, a Catholic Nun in Kenya has said.

Rev. John Chan in Nairobi during the biannual Pan African Congress on Theology at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Credit: ACI Africa.

More Protestants in Congress on Theology Mean “a more fruitful dialogue”: Baptist Minister

Jul 24, 2022

Inviting more Protestant Christians in future Pan-African Catholic Congresses on Theology, Society, and Pastoral Life would expand participants’ perspectives, boiling down to “a more fruitful dialogue”, a Baptist Minister who participated in the July 19-22 Congress in Nairobi has said.

Some of the participants at the ongoing pan African Congress on Theology held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) in Nairobi Kenya. Credit: ACI Africa

“Agents of evangelization should be theologically formed within African context”: Priest

Jul 23, 2022

There is need to prepare those involved in evangelization in Africa in theological studies that are relevant for their ministry among the people of God on the continent, a Ghanaian Catholic Priest has said.

Pope Francis delivering a video message. Credit: ANSA

Pope Francis Lauds Nairobi Congress on Theology as “a sign of an outgoing African Church”

Jul 19, 2022

Pope Francis has expressed his delight about the ongoing second biannual Pan-African Catholic Congress on Theology, Society, and Pastoral Life, which members of the Pan-African Catholic Theology and Pastoral Network (PACTPAN) organized in Nairobi, Kenya.

A poster announcing the Pan-African Congress on Theology that members of the Pan-African Catholic Theology and Pastoral Network (PACTPAN) have organized. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Planned Pan-African Congress on Theology to Focus “on what it means to be a vital church”

Jul 17, 2022

The Pan-African Congress on Theology that members of the Pan-African Catholic Theology and Pastoral Network (PACTPAN) have organized this month is set to focus on the meaning of being “vital church” and Synodality among other issues in Africa and the whole world, an official of the entity involved in convening the Congress has said.