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Bishop Joseph Mary Kizito of the Catholic Diocese of Aliwal in South Africa. Credit: Diocese of Aliwal

South African Diocese Embarks on Synod on Synodality Pre-Meetings ahead of Official Launch

Sep 29, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of South Africa’s Aliwal Diocese has, in a pastoral letter, announced pre-synod meetings in his Episcopal See to deliberate on Synod on Synodality ahead of its solemn opening in each particular Church planned for October 17.

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

Sep 25, 2021

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.

A poster of St. Bakhita Catholic Community, a platform for South Sudanese Catholics in Kenya's Catholic Diocese of Nakuru/ Credit: St. Bakhita Catholic Community

Kenyan Catholic Diocese Builds South Sudanese Community to Improve Refugees Pastoral Care

Jul 9, 2021

A number of South Sudanese Catholics who are seeking refuge around Nakuru town in Kenya’s Rift Valley Province have been gathering in groups for prayers in the absence of a Priest.

Late Sr. Janice McLaughlin who died Sunday, March 7 aged 79 / Courtesy Photo

Zimbabwe’s President Mourns American Maryknoll Nun Who Supported Independence Struggle

Mar 10, 2021

The President of Zimbabwe has eulogized Sr. Janice McLaughlin, a native of the USA and member of the Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic, as one who supported the struggle for the independence of the Southern African nation.

Recent Declaration on Religious Freedom in Sudan Opportunity for Freedoms: Archbishop

Oct 30, 2020

The signing of the International Religious Freedom Round Table Declaration aimed at promoting peace and freedom of worship among all Sudanese communities provides an opportunity “for more religious freedom,” the Archbishop of Sudan’s Khartoum Archdiocese said.

South Sudan’s Small Christian Communities Benefit from Catholic Women COVID-19 Aid

Aug 2, 2020

Members of the Catholic Women Association in South Sudan, a group that empowers women in the Catholic Church spiritually, morally and economically, has extended assistance to families within Small Christian Community Centers (SCCs) in the Diocese of Yei, donating household goods.

Fr. Joseph Healey, popularly known as Mwanajumuiya Padri Joseph has specialised in Small Christian Communities through research and practice.

Maryknoll Cleric Growing Online Small Christian Communities amid Kenya’s COVID-19 Measures

Apr 21, 2020

Saturdays are usually busy days for Ben Wanjala, the moderator of St. Kizito Small Christian Community (SCC) at St. Austin’s Parish in the Archdiocese of Nairobi, Kenya.

Logo Episcopal Conference of Malawi

Catholic Media “must not only disseminate information about COVID-19”: Bishops in Malawi

Apr 19, 2020

In a bid to cater for the spiritual needs of the people of God in Malawi during the 21-day lockdown period envisaged by the government, Bishops in the Southern Africa nation have, in a collective statement, directed the Catholic media to include religious and pastoral content alongside relevant information about COVID-19.

Victims of Floods in Kenya in Need of  humanitarian Assistance

Kenya-Based Small Christian Community Facilitates Aid to Victims of Floods, Landslides

Dec 11, 2019

At a time when rain-triggered disasters including flash floods, mudslides and landslides have caused hundreds of deaths across East Africa and negatively affected livelihoods of millions of people who require urgent assistance, a Small Christian Community (SCC) in Kenya’s Lodwar diocese has reached out to various entities and individuals, facilitating aid to victims within its quarters.

Alice Muchiri, social entrepreneur and head of the Nairobi-based Secretariat of Catholic Members of Parliament forum / Alice Muchiri

Kenyan Catholic Families in UK Seeking to Foster African Way of Being Church

Sep 25, 2019

Catholic families from Kenya living in the United Kingdom (UK) are seeking to continue practicing their faith the same way their African counterparts do, being part of Small Christian Communities (SCCs) and forming relevant associations, Alice Muchiri who recently addressed members of Catholic Women Association (CWA) UK branch testified to ACI Africa.