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Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM).

Bishops in Malawi declare ‘blessings for same-sex unions of any kind are not permitted’

Dec 20, 2023

By ACI Africa

Bishops in Malawi have prohibited the implementation of the Vatican declaration on the blessing of “same-sex couples” and couples in... Read more

Then-Archbishop Berhaneyesus Demererew Souraphiel of the Ethiopian Archeparchy of Addis Abeba at the Vatican, Oct. 13, 2014.

Head of Ethiopian Catholic Church barred from entering Eritrea

Feb 27, 2020

Cardinal Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, the head of the Ethiopian Catholic Church, was prohibited from leaving the Asmara airport Saturday. The... Read more

Pope Francis meets with bishops in Madagascar Sept. 7, 2019.

Pope Francis urges bishops to defend common good in Madagascar

Sep 7, 2019

By ACI Africa

Pope Francis told Madagascar’s bishops Saturday that the Catholic Church should participate in public life in order to promote the... Read more

Opening Session of the Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican on Oct. 6, 2014.

Less 'euro-centric,' please – what African bishops want from the synod

Jul 22, 2015

By Elise Harris

October's synod of bishops on the family should take on a global perspective, rather than sticking to isolated issues found... Read more

Communion Wafers.

Communion for divorced and remarried? Africa's bishops have other concerns, cardinal says

Feb 19, 2015

A leading African cardinal says the continent's bishops want the upcoming Vatican synod to zero-in on strengthening the Church with... Read more


African Catholic bishops urge forgiveness, end to exploitation

Nov 8, 2013

African Catholic leaders in justice and peace have released a message encouraging spiritual renewal and condemning the exploitation of “the... Read more