September 3, 2015

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    KENYA: Keep engaging Yourselves in the Church, Cleric Tells women

    NAIROBI SEPTEMBER 1, 2015(CISA)- Fr Leonard Santedi, Secretary General of Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) has called upon women in the church to be more involved in church activities to ensure that the church remains strong. He urged the women to be more active especially in their small Christian communities in their respective   parishes through promotion of ethical leadership. “You are the ones that keep the parishes moving. You must keep on doing all you can to make this effort count through promotion of ethical leadership where you are. If you relent the church will shatter,” said Fr Santedi. Speaking…

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    SWAZILAND: Church Declare a Week of Prayer for Accident Victims

    MBABANE SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 (CISA) – Bishop José Luis Ponce de León of the Catholic Diocese Manzini Swaziland has urged faithful to conduct daily prayers to commemorate the young victims of the road accident that happened on August 28. “We mourn the death of so many young girls… Let this be a time of prayer. I ask you all from today until next Sunday (06th September) to pray daily for those who died asking the Lord to welcome them home,” Bishop Ponce de León said in a statement. The bishop called on the people of Swazi to be close to the…

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    BENIN: Africa will save the Family, says Cardinal Sarah

    COTONOU, SEPTEMBER 1 2015 (CISA) – Robert Cardinal Sarah Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments has said that the Church in Africa can bring about the renewal of the family across the globe. “I have absolute confidence in the faith of the African people, and I am sure Africa will save the family. Africa saved the Holy Family (during the Flight to Egypt) and in these modern times Africa will also save the human family,” the cardinal said August 19 during a national Marian pilgrimage at Dassa-Zoumè. “I have absolute confidence in African culture,” Cardinal…

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    S SUDAN: Rebels Accuse Govt for Ceasefire Breaches

    JUBA SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 (CISA) – South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar has once more accused government forces for repeatedly breaking a ceasefire and putting at risk a peace deal just days after it was reached. “There is danger that is looming that could wreck this peace agreement now,” Machar told Reuters. The former Vice President also accused the government forces of attacking rebel positions saying: “We believe that this is an act that is a serious violation to the ceasefire because what it does is provoke our troops that are in control of these areas.” President Salva Kiir signed the…

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KENYA: Keep engaging Yourselves in the Church, Cleric Tells women

NAIROBI SEPTEMBER 1, 2015(CISA)- Fr Leonard Santedi, Secretary General of Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) has called upon women in the church to be more involved in church activities to ensure that the church remains strong. He urged the women to be more active especially in their small Christian communities in their respective   parishes through promotion of ethical leadership. “You are the ones that keep the parishes moving. You must keep on doing all you can to make this effort count through promotion of ethical leadership where you are. If you relent the church will shatter,” said Fr Santedi. Speaking…

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SWAZILAND: Church Declare a Week of Prayer for Accident Victims

MBABANE SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 (CISA) – Bishop José Luis Ponce de León of the Catholic Diocese Manzini Swaziland has urged faithful to conduct daily prayers to commemorate the young victims of the road accident that happened on August 28. “We mourn the death of so many young girls… Let this be a time of prayer. I ask you all from today until next Sunday (06th September) to pray daily for those who died asking the Lord to welcome them home,” Bishop Ponce de León said in a statement. The bishop called on the people of Swazi to be close to the…

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BENIN: Africa will save the Family, says Cardinal Sarah

COTONOU, SEPTEMBER 1 2015 (CISA) – Robert Cardinal Sarah Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments has said that the Church in Africa can bring about the renewal of the family across the globe. “I have absolute confidence in the faith of the African people, and I am sure Africa will save the family. Africa saved the Holy Family (during the Flight to Egypt) and in these modern times Africa will also save the human family,” the cardinal said August 19 during a national Marian pilgrimage at Dassa-Zoumè. “I have absolute confidence in African culture,” Cardinal…

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S SUDAN: Rebels Accuse Govt for Ceasefire Breaches

JUBA SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 (CISA) – South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar has once more accused government forces for repeatedly breaking a ceasefire and putting at risk a peace deal just days after it was reached. “There is danger that is looming that could wreck this peace agreement now,” Machar told Reuters. The former Vice President also accused the government forces of attacking rebel positions saying: “We believe that this is an act that is a serious violation to the ceasefire because what it does is provoke our troops that are in control of these areas.” President Salva Kiir signed the…

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MALI: CRS Continue to Ease Food shortage amid Violence

BAMAKO AUGUST 28, 2015(CISA) – Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is working to support displaced people and hungry school students in Mali despite ongoing violence while calling for more humanitarian aid to help stabilize the country. “For Catholic Relief Services, this means that the lack of law and order in the North can cause humanitarian emergencies, and it creates a very difficult and dangerous environment for CRS and partners to implement programs,” Niek de Goeij CRS country representative in Mali, told CNA August 24. According to de Goeij, CRS is doing what it can to meet the needs of the people on…

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UGANDA: Kampala Archdiocese Opens new Church in L Victoria Island

KAKYANGA AUGUST 28, 2015(CISA) – Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala on August 23 opened a new church to be known as St Mary Catholic Sub-Parish church at Kakyanga, one of Lake Victoria’s islands. The new sub-parish is under Buyege Catholic Parish in Bussi sub-county, Wakiso district. The church was opened by Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala, during a colourful function attended by hundreds of people who came from the surrounding islands on the lake and the mainland, Uganda’s New Vision newspaper reported. Archbishop Lwanga was accompanied by his private secretary, Fr Denis Mugerwa, Vicar of Entebbe Vicariate,…

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KENYA: President Kenyatta Calls for Collaboration to Handle Drug Menace

MOMBASA, AUGUST 28, 2015(CISA) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has called upon all leaders to join hands and work with security agencies to ensure elimination of drugs and substance abuse and traffickers made to pay for their crimes in Coast region. “My administration will not relent. We shall destroy any vessel on land, sea or air that is confirmed to be carrying drugs,” Capital FM news quoted President Kenyatta as saying. President Kenyatta said that the government will not allow illicit brewers, drug traffickers and sellers to destroy lives and will intensify operations against them across the entire region. President Kenyatta spoke…

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KENYA: Church that is not Missionary is not a Church, says Cardinal Njue

NAIROBI AUGUST 25, 2015 (CISA) – John Cardinal Njue has called upon faithful to embrace missionary work in their dioceses, parishes and the outstations. “The missionaries sacrificed their lives to bring us the good news. There in our outstations, parishes and the dioceses we must insist on embracing the missionary work. Remember if there is a church and is not missionary then it is not a church,” said Cardinal Njue. In his homily when he celebrated Mass to mark the end of the 3-day Golden Jubilee celebrations of Vatican II Council document and silver Jubilee Commission for Mission at St Mary’s School…

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S AFRICA: Benedict Daswa to be Beatified

JOHANNESBURG AUGUST 25 2015 (CISA) – Benedict Daswa will officially be declared blessed on September 13, 2015, the Southern Africa Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC) has announced. “We invite as many as possible of the faithful to be present at the beatification ceremony. It is our wish that those who cannot come to the ceremony be united in spirit and prayer with those present at Tshitanini,” the bishops said in a statement to the “People of God of Botswana, South Africa and Swaziland.” According to statement, signed by president of the SACBC and archbishop of Cape Town Stephen Brislin, the declaration will…

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KENYA: Nuncio urges Church in Africa to keep Investing in Youth

NAIROBI AUGUST 21, 2015(CISA)-Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya and South Sudan Archbishop Charles Balvo has said that Catholicism in Africa will grow further over the years if the Church continued to invest in the youth. “Nearly thirty years ago I lived in West Africa and the last two years in Kenya and I also travel often to South Sudan. There are very good and strong signs of the growth of the Catholic Church here especially in the large number of the young ones joining the Church,” Archbishop Balvo told CISA after celebrating mass today at St Mary’s School Msongari grounds in Nairobi….

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KENYA: Future of Missions Lies with the Children, Bishop Kihara says

NAIROBI AUGUST 21, 2015(CISA)- Bishop Peter Kihara, Chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops Commission for missions has said that the future of the missionary work in Kenya will depend on how well children join the missionary work. “In the past few years the pontifical missionary Societies and the Pontifical missionary Childhood has seen growth in all the dioceses. The reports from the animators in the ground say that the growth is attributed to the many children joining PMC,” Bishop Kihara told CISA. “What we expect is growth and the quality of the formation and the animation so that tomorrow…

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S AFRICA: Bishops Conference Sends Solidarity Message to People of Lesotho

JOHANNESBURG AUGUST 21, 2015(CISA) – The Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC) has expressed their solidarity with “our brothers and sisters from the Kingdom of Lesotho.” “We would like to express that Lesotho is not alone, the bishop sand the catholic community are with you in this time of need,” the bishops said in a statement issued by Archbishop Stephen Brislin, President of the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference. While calling for open dialogue as a way of solving the problems that are facing Lesotho the bishops noted that the people of Basotho are best positioned to solve their own problems….