Professor Najla Bouden Romdhane, appointed head of the new government in Tunisia. Credit: Agenzia Fides

Archbishop in Tunisia Hopes Appointment of Woman to National Leadership “is innovative”

Oct 9, 2021

The Archbishop of Tunisia’s Tunis Archdiocese has expressed the hope that the appointment of Professor Najla Bouden Romdhane as Prime Minister in the Northernmost African country will set a stage for the recognizing the value of women in Arab countries.

Saint Vincent de Paul Cathedral in the Archdiocese of Tunis. Credit: Archdiocese of Tunis

Catholic Archbishop in Tunisia Highlights Challenges amid Protests, Uncertainty

Jul 28, 2021

The Archbishop of Tunisia’s Tunis Archdiocese has highlighted the challenges in the Northernmost African nation where citizens have taken to the streets of major cities, demanding that the government steps down.  

Photo of Polish Salesian Missionary Fr Marek Rybinski who was murdered in Tunisia in February 2011. / Agenzia Info Salesiana (ANS)

Book in Memory of Slain Salesian Missionary Tribute to Fraternity of Tunisians: Officials

Feb 21, 2021

A book in memory of Fr. Marek Rybinski, a Polish member of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) who was murdered in Tunisia ten years ago is a tribute to not only his work but also to the Tunisians for their fraternity to the missionaries, SDB leadership has said.

Archbishop Kurian Mathew Vayalunkal (R) Apostolic Nuncio to Tunisia, Fr. Inacio Lucas (L) Bishop-elect of Mozambique’s Guruè Diocese, and Fr. Joaquim Nhanganga Tyombe (C) of Angola's Diocese of Uige / Courtesy Photo

Pope Francis Appoints Bishops for Dioceses in Angola, Mozambique, Nuncio in Tunisia

Feb 2, 2021

Pope Francis has appointed Local Ordinaries for the Dioceses of Uíje in Angola, Guruè in Mozambique, and his representative in the Northern African nation of Tunisia. 

Bishop John MacWilliams, of Algeria's Diocese of Laghouat

Why Africa’s Largest Diocese Has Only 12 Priests, All Non-native

Dec 27, 2020

At slightly over 2 million square kilometers, the Diocese of Laghouat, located in the Southern part of Algeria, is the largest diocese in Africa and arguably one of the largest dioceses in the world, only rivalled by the Catholic Diocese of Irkutsk in Russia, which measures 9.96 million square kilometers.

CERNA members identify Pope Francis’ New Encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, and the forthcoming canonization of Blessed Charles de Foucauld as two events important for the Church in North Africa.

Bishops in North Africa Acknowledge Two Recent Events that “shed a new, joyful light”

Nov 8, 2020

Members of the Regional Episcopal Conference of North Africa (CERNA) have acknowledged with appreciation two events in recent times that have had a positive impact in their region.

Bishop Nicolas Lhernould Lies Prostate On The Altar Steps during his Episcopal Ordination in Tunis, February 8, 2020.

Church in Tunisia Ordains First Catholic Bishop in 60 Years

Feb 14, 2020

Dozens of Catholic dignitaries and hundreds of faithful gathered at the Saint Vincent-de-Paul Cathedral in Tunisia Saturday, February 8 for the Episcopal Ordination of the Bishop of Constantine in Algeria, French-born Monsignor Nicolas Lhernould.

Monsignor Nicolas Lhernould, the newly appointed Bishop for the diocese of Constantine in Algeria

French-Born Bishop-Elect for Algeria’s Constantine Diocese Hopes for Hospitality

Dec 11, 2019

The newly appointed Bishop for the diocese of Constantine in Algeria, French-born Monsignor Nicolas Lhernould has expressed hope for being accorded the warm welcome of hospitality by the people of God in his new jurisdiction soon after the Holy Father’s decision was made public Monday, December 9.

Placard representing the Regional Episcopal Conference of North Africa (CERNA) during SECAM Golden Jubilee in Kampala, Uganda 28.07.2019 / ACI Africa/Fr. Don Bosco

Faced with “economic, climate, political disorders,” North Africa Bishops Support Migrants

Oct 4, 2019

The Catholic Bishops of North Africa under the umbrella body called the Regional Episcopal Conference of North Africa (CERNA) recently reconfirmed their solidarity with thousands of migrants present in their region and promised to reach out to them.