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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

Youth perform a dance in the Maxaquene Pavilion in Maputo before the arrival of Pope Francis Sept. 5, 2019.

Do not let go of joy, Pope Francis urges youth in Mozambique

Sep 5, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis encouraged young people of different faiths in Mozambique Thursday to not give up in the face of their... Read more

Launch event of ACI Africa.

African news agency aims to tell stories from ‘the grassroots’

Aug 19, 2019

By ACI Africa

At the launch event for a new African Catholic news agency Saturday, a Kenyan bishop urged journalists to focus their... Read more

A Mass held during the plenary assembly of SECAM marking the organization's golden jubilee in Kampala, Uganda, July 2019.

Cardinal Ouédraogo elected president of African bishops' conference

Jul 29, 2019

During the plenary assembly celebrating its golden jubilee, the leadership organization for bishops' conferences in Africa elected Cardinal Philippe Ouédraogo... Read more

Fr. Don Bosco Onyalla, editor of ACI-Africa, stands with the image of Mother Mary Angelica, foundress of EWTN.

EWTN to launch African news agency

May 10, 2019

EWTN Global Catholic Network announced Friday that it will launch a news service for the African continent.    Read more

Pope Francis addresses members of the Missionaries of Africa and the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa in the Vatican's Clementine Hall, Feb. 8, 2019.

Pope Francis celebrates Missionaries of Africa's 150 years of service

Feb 8, 2019

By Courtney Mares

In mid-nineteenth century Algeria, a French bishop sought to share the Gospel among the local Africans living in his diocese... Read more

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Congo's bishops call for release of election results

Jan 4, 2019

The bishops of the Democratic Republic of Congo have called for the release of the result of the country’s presidential... Read more

The delegations from Africa and Germany in the garden of the apostolic nunciature in Antananarivo, Madagascar, May 2018.

German, African bishops affirm continued need to evangelize

Jun 5, 2018

During a meeting last month between representatives of the bishops of Africa and Germany discussing integral human development, both groups... Read more

Catholic media representatives at a January 2015 workshop in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Malawi's government encourages local Catholic media

Aug 3, 2017

Mawali's information, communication and technology ministry praised the country's Catholic media this week for their evangelization efforts as part of... Read more

A church in Sierra Leone. Photo courtesy of Aid to the Church in Need.

West African bishops highlight challenges facing their nations

Apr 11, 2017

The regional conference of West African bishops has commended a regional economic union for its efforts to promote peaceful transfers... Read more

We're all responsible for seminarians, African bishop says

Mar 23, 2017

Priestly formation isn't a just a job for the rector – it's a responsibility shared between the entire Christian community... Read more

Catholics at a camp for internally displaced persons near Malakal, South Sudan, Jan. 13, 2016.

South Sudanese bishops call for food aid, peace negotiations

Feb 28, 2017

The bishops of South Sudan issued a call last Thursday for dialogue between the warring factions in the country, and... Read more

Rebel soldiers in Ivory Coast, August 2004.

Ivory Coast bishops call for dialogue, prayer after mutinies

Jan 26, 2017

After two weeks of mutinies over pay by Ivory Coast's army and paramilitary, the nation's bishops are calling for open... Read more

A Catholic church in Abuja, Nigeria, February 2006.

Don't give in to complacency, Nigerian archbishop warns

Jan 19, 2017

A prominent Nigerian archbishop last week advised his fellow clergy against a sense of complacency and security which ends up... Read more

A mosque in Ketou, and a church in Ouidah, Benin.

How to encounter Islam, according to Pope Francis: with the whole truth

Apr 28, 2015

Speaking Monday to the bishops of the west African nation of Benin, Pope Francis encouraged their formation of youth through... Read more

A house damaged by January flooding in Malawi's Phalombe district.

After devastating floods, Malawi bishops urge disaster management policies

Mar 6, 2015

In light of heavy flooding in the country earlier this year, Malawi's bishops have held a workshop for journalists to... Read more

Rwandan children, October 2013.

Africa is for the young – and Pope Francis knows it

Feb 11, 2015

Pope Francis has encouraged African bishops to focus efforts on young people, suggesting education can help them counter new forms... Read more

Ghana priests shift focus to marriage prep, youth formation

Jan 30, 2015

A national gathering of hundreds of priests in Ghana have resolved to become more involved with their parishioners through marriage... Read more


Catholic Radio bringing voice to voiceless in Uganda

Dec 19, 2014

By Ann Schneible

A small community radio station in rural Uganda, running almost entirely on solar power, is spreading the Gospel and giving... Read more

Dr. Timothy Flanagan, MD, poses with medical staff at the Sr. Barbara-Ann Memorial Health Center in Monrovia, Liberia. Photo courtesy of Dr. Timothy Flanagan.

American Catholic deacon and doctor assisting in Liberia Ebola outbreak

Sep 13, 2014

According to the World Health Organization, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has infected at least 4,269 people, and claimed... Read more