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Latest stories: Society of African Missions (SMA)

Logo of the Society of African Missions (SMA). Credit: SMA

Catholics, Muslims in Collaboration to Build New Catholic School in a Liberian Diocese

Catholics and Muslims are collaborating in the ongoing construction of a Catholic school under the auspices of members of the Society of African Missions (SMA) at a village in Liberia’s Gbarnga Diocese.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese. / Abuja Archdiocese/Facebook Page

Every Christian has “a missionary DNA”, Nigerian Prelate on World Mission Sunday

The call to be a Missionary has no boundaries of whether or not one has been called into Priesthood or Religious Life, a Catholic Prelate in Nigeria has underscored, outlining the various roles of all Christians in participating in the Church’s mission.

Fr. Pier Luigi Maccalli, a member of the Society of African Missions (SMA) who was recently freed after two years in Niger. / Society of African Missions (SMA).

Recently Freed Religious Missionary Hailed as “man of faith, forgiveness, fraternity”

Fr. Pier Luigi Maccalli, a member of Society of African Missions (SMA) who was recently freed after two years of captivity has been hailed as a “man of faith, forgiveness and fraternity.”

Late Sr. Caroline Gatwiri Kiambi. / Sisters of Saint John the Baptist

Kenyan Nun Who Died Hours After Renewing Vows Eulogized as “cheerful, prayerful”

A Kenyan-born nun who died in Zambia, hours after renewing her vows in the Congregation of the Sisters of St. John the Baptist (Baptistines) for the fourth time, is being eulogized as a cheerful and prayerful person. 

Bishop Nestor-Désiré Nongo-Aziagbia of CAR’s Bossangoa Diocese.

Insecurity in Central African Republic Behind “evangelical fragility, poverty”: Prelate

A Bishop in the Central African Republic (CAR) has, in a recent news report, highlighted the impact of insecurity in the country saying the people of God there have been left with a “sense of evangelical fragility and poverty.”  

Fr. Sam Ebute prays over a mass grave in Nigeria. / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

“The blood of these martyrs will not be in vain”, Cleric on Killings in Nigeria

A Catholic Priest ministering in Nigeria’s Kaduna State that has experienced numerous attacks on innocent civilians has expressed the frustration of having to organize successive burials of victims of the violence in his parish and described those who have lost their lives as “martyrs” whose blood has not been shed “in vain.”

Children in Burkina Faso Risking “forced recruitment by jihadists”: Missionary Cleric

A missionary Priest ministering in Burkina Faso has expressed his concerns about the multiple cases of insecurity in the landlocked West African nation and cautioned about the danger of children who have not been attending school for over a year being targeted for recruitment by jihadists operating mainly in the east and north of the country.

Catholic Bishops in Ivory Coast

Peace is “far from being a tangible reality” in Ivory Coast, Cleric Reflects

Following the cancellation of the peace march by the Catholic Archdiocese of Abidjan in Ivory Coast that had been slated to take place in mid-February over security concerns, a priest from the west African country has described the search for peace in his native country as “far from being a tangible reality.”

African Leaders and Stakeholders in the Health Industry the Lome Summit to Counter the Trafficking of Fake Drugs, on January 17-18, 2020.

“Trafficking of fake drugs, hidden side of failing health system in Africa”: A Reflection

Some days after African leaders and stakeholders in the health industry met in Togo for a summit to counter the trafficking of fake drugs in the world’s second largest continent, an African missionary priest ministering in the West African country is of the opinion that for the initiative to succeed, reform of the health system in Africa is necessary.

Women Leadership in Africa “a major and permanent challenge”: A Missionary’s Reflection

As various nations of Africa strive to achieve the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063, which contemplates a people-driven development approach that relies on, among other stakeholders, women, a missionary priest ministering in West Africa has decried the tendency of women on the continent to play a secondary role in the political spheres of their respective nations.