Women Religious

Bishop Method Kilaini, Auxiliary Bishop of Bukoba Diocese in Tanzania, addressing delegates of the 20th Plenary Assembly of AMECEA on 11 July 2022. Credit ACI Africa

Catholic Bishops in Eastern Africa Urged to Include Women Religious in Church Affairs

Jul 11, 2022

Women have an important leadership role in initiating and implementing Diocesan programs, Catholic Bishops in Eastern African have been told, and cautioned against sidelining women Religious Women in official “affairs of the Church”.

Credit: ACI Africa

Launch of Superiors’ Conference of Southern Africa “a historic moment for church”: Nun

May 21, 2022

A Catholic Nun in South Africa has lauded the establishment of the Regional Conference of Major Superiors of Southern Africa (RCMSSA) and described the initiative as “a historic moment” for the Church in the region and “a dream come true”.

Sr. Prof. Agnes Lucy Lando. Credit: Sr. Prof. Agnes Lucy Lando

Revise “traditional roles” to Align with “emerging issues”: Kenyan Nun to Women Religious

Apr 29, 2022

A Catholic Nun in Kenya has called on members of various female Religious Orders and Societies of Apostolic Life to consider revising their “traditional roles” so that they are aligned with “emerging issues”.

Sr. Nkhensani Shibambu, Superior General of the Companions of St. Angela and doubles as the President of the Leadership Conference of Consecrated Life (LCCL) in Southern Africa. Credit: ACI Africa

Nun in South Africa Lauds Pope Francis for Spotlighting Women Religious in February Prayer

Feb 6, 2022

A Catholic Nun in South Africa has lauded Pope Francis for putting a spotlight on women Religious in his prayer intention for February this year.

Pope Francis meets religious sisters at a general audience on Jan. 19, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Tells Religious Sisters to Fight Back When Mistreated by "men of the Church"

Feb 1, 2022

The pope's prayer intention for the month of February is for religious sisters and consecrated women.

Bishop George Lungu of the Catholic Diocese of Chipata. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Women Religious in Zambia Urged to Nurture Synodal Conversations among Members

Nov 11, 2021

Women Religious under the auspices of the Zambia Association of Sisterhoods (ZAS) have been urged to encourage members to be vocal on faith matters.