Vatican Backs South Africa, India Proposal to Suspend COVID-19 Vaccine Production Barriers

By |2021-10-08T10:29:48+01:00October 8th, 2021|Africa, News|

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher By Agnes Aineah The Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, has maintained the support of the Vatican entity of a call to waive barriers in the production of COVID-19 vaccines as proposed by South Africa and India. In the proposal that has attracted wide-reaching

Claretians set to launch Institute of Consecrated life in Abuja

By |2021-08-13T13:34:07+01:00August 13th, 2021|Africa, Nigeria|

 The Claretian Congregation in Africa says it is set to establish and institute of Consecrated Life in Abuja, the Nigeria’s capital. According to a press release by Fr Gregory Ezeokeke, CMF and made available to the CSN Media Office, the Theology of Consecrated Life is an area of Theology not yet sufficiently explored. “For this

Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa Encourage Dialogue to End Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

By |2021-05-19T11:39:50+01:00May 19th, 2021|Africa, News|

Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) are calling on Israeli and Palestinian leaders to engage in dialogue and put an end to the ongoing violence. In a statement issued Monday, May 17, the members of the three-nation conference of Catholic Bishops say they “cannot remain silent on the escalation of Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Rome-based lay Catholic association hails abolition of death penalty in Malawi

By |2021-05-04T15:07:05+01:00May 4th, 2021|Africa, News|

By Jude Atemanke The leadership of the Rome-based lay Catholic association dedicated to the provision of social services and arbitrating conflicts, Sant’Egidio Community, has hailed the abolition of the death penalty in the Southeastern African nation of Malawi. “The Community of Sant'Egidio greets with great satisfaction the pronouncement of the Constitutional Court of Malawi that

Catholic Bishops in Kenya laud govt’s declaration of 2015 Papal Mass site as National Monument

By |2021-05-04T15:02:45+01:00May 4th, 2021|Africa, News|

Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has welcomed government’s declaration of the site where Pope Francis presided over public Holy Mass during his 2015 visit to the country as a national monument, noting that the declaration is an honor to the Church and the Holy Father. In the Kenya Gazette notice Number 40114 of April


By |2021-04-21T06:20:44+01:00April 15th, 2021|Africa, News, Nigeria|

Dear brothers and Sisters in Islam. On behalf of the Clergy, Consecrated Persons and lay people of the catholic Diocese of Oyo we wish to felicitate with you, our dear brothers and sisters as you begin to observe one of the most beautiful tenets of Islam, the Ramadan Fast. The Almighty Allah, who permits all

Ritual Killing of Ghanaian School Boy: Catholic Bishops fear national security threat

By |2021-04-12T15:06:45+01:00April 12th, 2021|Africa, News|

Archbishop Philip Naameh By Josef ishu Following allegations of ritual killing of an 11-year-old boy, Ishmael Mensah Abdallah, in Kasoa town within the Archdiocese of Cape Coast, the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) has feared that such act is a threat to the national security of the country. The Conference, in a recent statement obtained

Bishops in Kenya Encourage Broadcast, Livestreaming of Holy Week’s Liturgical Celebrations

By |2021-03-22T15:55:13+01:00March 22nd, 2021|Africa, News|

Logo of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) Credit: KCCB By Magdalene Kahiu Amid restrictions placed on the number of congregants during public worship in Kenya, Catholic Bishops in the East African nation have encouraged the broadcast of the Holy Week’s liturgical celebrations on various media, including livestreaming. In their Tuesday, March 16 statement,

South Sudanese Bishop Launches Multiple Feeder Roads, Says Hundreds of Thousands to Profit

By |2021-03-22T15:48:51+01:00March 22nd, 2021|Africa, News|

Map showing the 11 feeder roads under construction in South Sudan's Tombura-Yambio Diocese. Credit: Tombura-Yambio Diocese By Peter Mapuor Makur The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese recently launched 11 feeder roads in his episcopal see, which, he said, would benefit hundreds of thousands when completed. In a March 16 interview with Ruru Gene

“St. Joseph, model of men in marriage, fatherhood”: Kenyan Couple Involved in Counselling

By |2021-03-22T15:44:09+01:00March 22nd, 2021|Africa, News|

A poster announcing the March 19 Webinar organized by the Daughters of St. Paul (Paulines) in Kenya’s Archdiocese of Nairobi. Credit: Daughters of St. Paul/ Facebook By Mercy Maina A Kenyan couple dedicated to nurturing marriages through counselling has, at a webinar, described St. Joseph as a guide and a model for men who have

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