Catholic parishes across Italy and as far away as the Philippines celebrated what would have been the 30th birthday of Blessed Carlo Acutis on Monday.
Parishes of Ndola Diocese that record “high” infections of COVID-19 among parishioners “shall close,” the Local Ordinary of the Zambian Diocese has directed.
Three Parishes of Zambia’s Kasama Archdiocese have been closed for two weeks after Priests and members of staff working in these Parishes tested positive for COVID-19.
In the Central African country of Cameroon where the Anglophone crisis has affected livelihoods and the functioning of institutions, a Bishop recently took an informed decision to suspend priestly apostolate in some parishes, withdrawing priests who have been targeted in cases of kidnappings and harassment.
The protracted Anglophone crisis in Cameroon has taken a heavy toll on the pastoral activities of the local churches, particularly Mamfe diocese, where the Bishop has had to take the painful decision of closing down over a dozen parishes, he has told ACI Africa.