March 24, 2017

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  • KENYA: Consolata Shrine Breaks Ground For Ultra-modern Allamano Office Block

    NAIROBI MARCH 21, 2017 (CISA)-TheConsolata Shrine Parish in Westlands on March 18 broke ground for the construction of an ultra-modern office block dubbed Allamano Centre. The centre estimated to cost KShs 500 Million and expected to complete in two years time will host offices, meeting rooms, car parking bays, Sunday school hall, a large auditorium and training centers. Bishop Virgilio Pante of the Catholic Diocese of Maralal while presiding over the event noted that the effort by the Christians was a sign of our generosity. “This building we are going to put up from today is for the service of…

  • VATICAN: Pope Apologizes for Church Failure During Rwandan Genocide

    VATICAN CITY MARCH 21, 2017 (CISA) – Pope Francis on March 20 expressed his sadness for members of the Catholic Church who participated in the 1994 genocide, asking for forgiveness and assuring those who still suffer of his prayer. He was speaking March 20, during a brief meeting with Rwandan president Paul Kagame at the Vatican. According to a Vatican statement  the Pope “conveyed his profound sadness, and that of the Holy See and of the Church, for the genocide against the Tutsi.” “He expressed his solidarity with the victims and with those who continue to suffer the consequences of those…

  • KENYA: Religious Leaders Mark Golden Jubilee of Vatican II Declaration

    NAIROBI MARCH 21, 2017 (CISA) – Religious Leaders from different backgrounds including Muslim, Catholic, Hindu, on March 18 commemorated 50 years of Nostra Aetate (Vatican II Declaration) at Tangaza University College. The Nostra Aetate document otherwise referred to as the Vatican II declaration shows how the church should relate with non Christian religions. The document was proclaimed by Pope Paul VI in October 28 1965 with the aim of promoting unity among Christians and non Christians across the world. Archbishop Michael FitzGerald, the former president and secretary of the Pontifical Council for inter religious dialogue in the Vatican who was at…

  • S SUDAN: Italian Bishops Conference Donates €1 Million to Fight Famine

    JUBA MARCH 21, 2017(CISA) – Italian Catholic Bishops Conference (CEI) has donated €1 Million through Caritas International to help fight the famine in South Sudan. Don Dante Carraro, director of Cuamm, one of the Non-Governmental organizations that will handle the donation allocated by the Italian bishops for the crisis, said that the hunger situation in the country and the horn of Africa was alarming and needed urgent interventions. “Hunger in South Sudan and the Horn of Africa is a concrete and tangible reality and over 24 million people risk dying of starvation in the next weeks if more interventions are not…

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KENYA: Consolata Shrine Breaks Ground For Ultra-modern Allamano Office Block

Mar 22, 2017

NAIROBI MARCH 21, 2017 (CISA)-TheConsolata Shrine Parish in Westlands on March 18 broke ground for the construction of an ultra-modern office block dubbed Allamano Centre. The centre estimated to cost KShs 500 Million and expected to complete in two years time will host offices, meeting rooms, car parking bays, Sunday school hall, a large auditorium and training centers. Bishop Virgilio Pante of the Catholic Diocese of Maralal while presiding over the event noted that the effort by the Christians was a sign of our generosity. “This building we are going to put up from today is for the service of…

VATICAN: Pope Apologizes for Church Failure During Rwandan Genocide

Mar 22, 2017

VATICAN CITY MARCH 21, 2017 (CISA) – Pope Francis on March 20 expressed his sadness for members of the Catholic Church who participated in the 1994 genocide, asking for forgiveness and assuring those who still suffer of his prayer. He was speaking March 20, during a brief meeting with Rwandan president Paul Kagame at the Vatican. According to a Vatican statement  the Pope “conveyed his profound sadness, and that of the Holy See and of the Church, for the genocide against the Tutsi.” “He expressed his solidarity with the victims and with those who continue to suffer the consequences of those…

KENYA: Religious Leaders Mark Golden Jubilee of Vatican II Declaration

Mar 22, 2017

NAIROBI MARCH 21, 2017 (CISA) – Religious Leaders from different backgrounds including Muslim, Catholic, Hindu, on March 18 commemorated 50 years of Nostra Aetate (Vatican II Declaration) at Tangaza University College. The Nostra Aetate document otherwise referred to as the Vatican II declaration shows how the church should relate with non Christian religions. The document was proclaimed by Pope Paul VI in October 28 1965 with the aim of promoting unity among Christians and non Christians across the world. Archbishop Michael FitzGerald, the former president and secretary of the Pontifical Council for inter religious dialogue in the Vatican who was at…

S SUDAN: Italian Bishops Conference Donates €1 Million to Fight Famine

Mar 22, 2017

JUBA MARCH 21, 2017(CISA) – Italian Catholic Bishops Conference (CEI) has donated €1 Million through Caritas International to help fight the famine in South Sudan. Don Dante Carraro, director of Cuamm, one of the Non-Governmental organizations that will handle the donation allocated by the Italian bishops for the crisis, said that the hunger situation in the country and the horn of Africa was alarming and needed urgent interventions. “Hunger in South Sudan and the Horn of Africa is a concrete and tangible reality and over 24 million people risk dying of starvation in the next weeks if more interventions are not…

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KENYA: Cardinal Njue Flags off Relief Food to Northern Kenya

NAIROBI MARCH 17, 2017 (CISA)-John Cardinal Njue on March 17  flagged off food donations from the Archdiocese of Nairobi to drought-stricken Isiolo and Marsabit Dioceses. “The decision to mobilise food from our parishes came about from the realisation that nearly half of the counties in Kenya are adversely affected by drought with millions of people facing starvation and in desperate need for food and water,” the archbishop of the Catholic Diocese of Nairobi said. The donations weighing 80 tonnes and valued at KShs 8 Million are contributions received from the 111 parishes within the Archdiocese of Nairobi. “We are very impressed that…

GHANA: Pope Appoints New Bishop for Keta-Akatsi Diocese

AKATSI MARCH 17, 2017 (CISA) – Pope Francis has appointed Fr Gabriel Kumordji as the new Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Keta-Akatsi situated in the Volta Region. Until his appointment March 16, Fr Kumordji of the Divine Word Missionaries (SVD), was serving as Apostolic Vicar of Ghana’s Donkorkrom Vicariate. He succeeds Bishop Anthony Adanuty, who resigned last year after reaching the canonical retiring age limit of 75. Bishop Emmanuel Fianu (SVD) of Ho diocese has been the Apostolic Administrator of Keta-Akatsi Diocese. Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana, Archbishop Jean-Marie Speich made the announcement at the Christ the King Cathedral, Akatsi, March…

KENYA: President Deploys Military to Flush out Raiders in Clash-Torn Counties

NAIROBI MARCH 17, 2017(CISA) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered the deployment of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) to beef up security in parts of Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet, Pokot and Laikipia counties. “Today we held a session as the National Security Council and agreed to authorise the Kenya Defence Forces to immediately get in and lend support to the National Police in terms of manpower and equipment so as to restore security and deal with those who continue to threaten the lives of Kenyans,” said President Kenyatta who chairs the security council. Speaking at the Administration Police Training College, Embakasi, where he…

DRC: Bishops-led Peace Talks Resume

KINSHASA MARCH 17, 2017 (CISA) – Peace talks aimed at establishing a government of national unity  that would lead up to presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), resumed March 16. The Bishops Conference of the Democratic Republic of Congo (CENCO) is mediating the talks between the government and the opposition. According to Archbishop Fridolin Ambongo who is part of the mediation team, “one afternoon could be sufficient to complete what remains, except stakeholders are not willing.” The talks were suspended after opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi who was to have headed a 28-member National Transition Council died on February 1….