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Category: Africa News

Bishop Moreschi becomes first known Catholic Bishop to die of coronavirus

Bishop Angelo Moreschi, an Italian Bishop and leader of Ethiopia’s Apostolic Vicariate of Gambella, a missionary region catering for about 25,000 Catholics has...

Nigeria confirms first case of Coronavirus

Nigeria has become the first country to confirm a positive case of the Novel Coronavirus in sub Saharan Africa.   The case, according to Nigerian health authorities...

Nigeria: Onitsha Archdiocesan Priests hold first Plenary Assembly

The Onitsha Archdiocesan Priests on Wednesday February 12, 2020 held their first Plenary meeting for the year at the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church,...

Burkina Faso consecrated to Immaculate Heart of Mary amidst terrorist threats

YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon – Burkina Faso has been consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in a bid to stem the tide of jihadist attacks in the country and the rest of...

Physical separation of spouses and divorce: What does the Church say?

God created man and woman and called them to an intimate communion of life and of love in marriage: “So that they are no longer two, but one flesh” (Matt...

National Catholic Television for Uganda goes live on free to air channel 49

Catholics in Uganda, unlike their Ghanaian counterparts, can now boast of a 24/7 Catholic Television. The station known as the National Catholic Television for Uganda...

Parish mourns vibrant PMC girl who died in a Kenyan school stampede alongside 13 others

Monday morning was just like any other school day for Mark Baraza who usually saw his first-born daughter, Lydia Lavender Akosa, off to school before resuming his daily...

Buhari will “be answerable to God for every life Boko Haram has destroyed”: Nigerian Prelate

Following increased cases of abductions and murder targeting Christians in the West African nation of Nigeria, the most recent case being the killing of the 18-year-old...

Irish bishop appointed Nuncio to Burkina Faso

Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Michael Francis Crotty who has been serving as the First Counsellor of the Apostolic Nunciature in Spain since 2017, to be his...

African Bishops reflect on ‘the Church, a people among nations,’ serve the poor in Rome

A total of fifty Catholic Bishops from different parts of Africa were in Rome from 31st January to 1st February 2020 at the invitation of the Community of Sant’Egidio...