March 28, 2017

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  • KENYA: Speed up Preparations to Avoid Chaos, Religious Leaders Urge Electoral Body

    NAIROBI MARCH 24, 2017(CISA) – Religious leaders in Kenya have called on the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to speed up preparations for the August 8 General elections. “The journey towards August 2017 elections has been challenged by hindrances arising from logistical, legal and political factors. This has called to question the readiness for the country to hold peaceful, free, fair and credible polls. This is our great concern and should be addressed immediately,” the religious leaders said in a communiqué read by Bishop Alfred Rotich on March 23 at Ufungamano House, Nairobi. The religious leaders under the umbrella body of…

  • DRC: Implementing Peace Agreement is the only Solution to Crisis, Bishop tells UN

    KINSHASA MARCH 24, 2016 (CISA) – Archbishop Marcel Utembi Tapa, President of the Episcopal Conference of the Democratic Republic of Congo (CENCO) has said that fulfilling the terms of a peace agreement signed in December 31, 2016 is the only way out of the political crisis in the country. “The Democratic Republic of Congo is now without any legitimate institution. It is the first time that this has happened in our Country since independence. Therefore, the agreement of December 31 is the only way out of the crisis,” said Archbishop Utembi Tapa of Kisangani. The Archbishop was speaking March 21, at…

  • NIGERIA: Disburse Relief Aid through Religious Bodies, Bishop tells NGO’s

    MAIDUGURI MARCH 24, 2017 (CISA) – Bishop Oliver Doeme Dashe of Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri, has called on donor agencies to involve religious bodies in the administration of relief aid to internally displaced persons (IDPs). “If you want your funds or aids to reach the targeted victims of insurgency in the North-east, give it to religious bodies,” said the bishop adding that religious bodies have ready structures that will ensure effective relief distribution. The bishop was speaking March 17 while hosting Aid for the Church in Need, who had brought relief aid for victims of Boko Haram insurgency in Borno state….

  • 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…

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KENYA: Speed up Preparations to Avoid Chaos, Religious Leaders Urge Electoral Body

Mar 27, 2017

NAIROBI MARCH 24, 2017(CISA) – Religious leaders in Kenya have called on the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to speed up preparations for the August 8 General elections. “The journey towards August 2017 elections has been challenged by hindrances arising from logistical, legal and political factors. This has called to question the readiness for the country to hold peaceful, free, fair and credible polls. This is our great concern and should be addressed immediately,” the religious leaders said in a communiqué read by Bishop Alfred Rotich on March 23 at Ufungamano House, Nairobi. The religious leaders under the umbrella body of…

DRC: Implementing Peace Agreement is the only Solution to Crisis, Bishop tells UN

Mar 27, 2017

KINSHASA MARCH 24, 2016 (CISA) – Archbishop Marcel Utembi Tapa, President of the Episcopal Conference of the Democratic Republic of Congo (CENCO) has said that fulfilling the terms of a peace agreement signed in December 31, 2016 is the only way out of the political crisis in the country. “The Democratic Republic of Congo is now without any legitimate institution. It is the first time that this has happened in our Country since independence. Therefore, the agreement of December 31 is the only way out of the crisis,” said Archbishop Utembi Tapa of Kisangani. The Archbishop was speaking March 21, at…

NIGERIA: Disburse Relief Aid through Religious Bodies, Bishop tells NGO’s

Mar 27, 2017

MAIDUGURI MARCH 24, 2017 (CISA) – Bishop Oliver Doeme Dashe of Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri, has called on donor agencies to involve religious bodies in the administration of relief aid to internally displaced persons (IDPs). “If you want your funds or aids to reach the targeted victims of insurgency in the North-east, give it to religious bodies,” said the bishop adding that religious bodies have ready structures that will ensure effective relief distribution. The bishop was speaking March 17 while hosting Aid for the Church in Need, who had brought relief aid for victims of Boko Haram insurgency in Borno state….

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…

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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…

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…