NIGERIA: Catholic Clergy, faithful Hold Peaceful Protests

BENIN CITY, MAY 22, 2018 (CISA)-Clergy, religious and the laity of the Catholic Archdiocese of Benin, Edo State, today joined other Catholic faithful in the country on a peaceful protest march against the killings of two priests and 17 worshipers at St. Ignatius Catholic Parish in Ukpor- Mbalon in Benue State. According to Channels Television, […]

CAR: Church Ransacked, Homes Burned and Looted in Bambari

BANGUI, MAY 22, 2018 (CISA)- The city Bambari,  300 km from the capital Bangui, was last week pillaged by heavily armed militiamen who ransacked Saint-Jean parish and destroyed the MINUACA (UN Mission in Central Africa). According to Mẻdecins Sans Frontier (MSF) at least six people were killed and about 300 took refuge at the local […]

KENYA: Principals of Catholic Secondary Schools in Bungoma Meet to Enhance Academic Performance

BUNGOMA, MAY 18, 2018 (CISA) -The Catholic Diocese of Bungoma Education Department today hosted 340 Principals and directors of public catholic sponsored secondary schools to a meeting to discuss enhancement of academic performance. The meeting that took place at St. Patrick’s Pastoral Centre, Kabula was graced by  Bishop Norman King’oo Wambua of Bungoma Diocese who in […]

SOUTH AFRICA: Bishops Condemn Attack on Mosque

CAPE TOWN, MAY 18, 2018 (CISA) – The South African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC) has condemned an attack on a mosque in the country which claimed life of one man and left two injured. “We strongly condemn this bloody and futile attack and call upon law enforcement agencies to work diligently to bring the perpetrators to […]

BENIN: President Talon Meets Pope Francis in Rome

VATICAN CITY, MAY 18, 2018(CISA)-President Patrice Talon today visited Vatican City for the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the late Cardinal Benard Gantin, who died in May 2008. President Talon was received at the Vatican Apostolic Palace by Pope Francis, where they held a brief meeting, where the Pope acknowledged, “…the existing good relations between […]

ETHIOPIA: Church Set to Host 19th AMECEA Plenary Meeting

ADDIS ABABA MAY 18, 2018(CISA)– The Ethiopian Bishops Conference is set to host the 19th Plenary Assembly of the AMECEA (Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa) scheduled for July, 2018 in Addis Ababa. The executive board members have expressed satisfaction with the preparatory work done by the host conference which will be hosting the plenary […]