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Technology, Resilience Keep Africa’s Catholic Sisters Initiative Afloat amid COVID-19

The leadership of the initiative that facilitates education for women Religious in Africa has, in a reflection, revealed how technology and resilience have enabled the U.S-based entity to continue with its operations amid COVID-19 restrictions.

A poster announcing the three-day virtual workshop bringing together mainly members of the Clergy and Religious involved in pastoral animation in Kenya. / Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB).

Embrace Technology, Discover New Ways to “be Connected”: Kenyan Bishop to Pastoral Agents

COVID-19 restrictions put the people of God in unfamiliar situations that limited their interactions, a Kenyan Bishop noted at the start of a virtual workshop bringing together mainly members of the Clergy and Religious involved in pastoral animation in Kenya whom the Bishop encouraged to come to terms with the new reality and embrace technology, seeking new ways to “be connected” with others.

Carlo Acutis. Credit: carloacutis.com. /

Beatification Date Set for Italian Computer Programming Teen Carlo Acutis

Venerable Carlo Acutis, an Italian teenager and computer programmer who died in 2006, will be beatified October 10 in Assisi, Italy. 

Pope Francis hosts a pizza party for sick children in Vatican City on Dec. 17, 2017. Credit: Vatican Media. /

Pope Francis: Tech Companies Have a Responsibility to Protect Children

In a speech to the head of major global tech companies, Pope Francis said Thursday that protecting children from evils such as trafficking and pornography requires a recognition of the limits of online freedom.

The University Chancellor, Rt. Rev. Charles Kasonde confers a doctorate degree to a graduand during the 38th Graduation at the Catholic of Eastern Africa, Langata, Oct 25, 2019 . / Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)

“Cultural reawakening, moral leadership” Needed in Africa: Bishop to Graduating Students

The need to utilize skills acquired in higher institutions of learning to have a positive impact on contemporary society was one of the key highlights of the address of a Kenyan Bishop to the over two thousand students from a variety of African countries who graduated at the main campus of the Nairobi-based Catholic University of Eastern Africa on Friday, October 25, with the Bishop calling for ethical leadership.

Click To Pray eRosary-For Peace in the World. Credit: Daniel Ibanez / CNA. /

Digital Rosary Discovered to be Hackable, Vatican Says it Has Fixed Bugs

Shortly after the new “smart rosary” bracelet was released last week, the Vatican discovered an easy route for hackers to retrieve a user’s personal information. The issue has since been fixed.