July 31, 2015

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    VATICAN: Pope registers for World Youth Day using iPad

    VATICAN CITY JULY 28, 2015 (CISA) – On July 26, Pope Francis invited the youth of the world to pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2016 and become the first registered pilgrim for the event after signing up using an iPad. “Today we open registration for the thirty-first World Youth Day, to be held next year in Poland,” he said. “I invite the youth of the world to live this pilgrimage that will be going to Krakow.” “… I enrolled in the day as a pilgrim through this electronic device,” Pope Francis said from the balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square after…

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    S AFRICA: Bishop Urges Formators to Embrace Digital Communication

    PRETORIA, JULY 28, 2015 (CISA) – Bishop Bernadin Mfumbusa of Kondoa Diocese in Tanzania has urged heads of seminaries and houses of formation to embrace digital communications as they prepare the future leaders of the Church, AMECEA Online News Reported. Making reference to the Great Commission of Christ to His disciples, ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all nations’ Matthew 28:19 Bishop Mfumbusa said, “This call of Christ demands us to apply proper skills befitting to our times.” The bishop, who is the Chair of Social Communication of the Tanzanian Episcopal Conference (TEC), was speaking during the Inter-Regional Meeting of…

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    ETHIOPIA: Obama Warns South Sudan on Missing August Peace Deal Deadline

    ADDIS ABABA JULY 28 2015 (CISA) – South Sudan’s warring factions may face further international pressure if they do not reach a peace deal by August 17, United States President Barack Obama has said. “If we don’t see a breakthrough by the 17th, then we have to consider what other tools we have to apply greater pressure on the parties,” President Obama told a news conference July 28, with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. The US President in Ethiopia on a two-nation Africa tour that also saw him visit Kenya was speaking ahead of talks with East African leaders from…

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    NIGERIA: Church’s Position on Gay Marriage Unchangeable, Cardinal Says

    ABUJA, JULY 28, 2015 (CISA) – Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, has affirmed the Church’s position on homosexuality and gay marriages saying that it remains unchangeable. According to Nigeria’s PM News, the Cardinal reiterated this stance during a visit to the neighbouring Diocese of Makurdi on July 26. “The Catholic Church considers itself as carrying the banner of the truth in the World that has allowed itself to be so badly deceived,” he said. “Unfortunately, we are living in a world where these things have now become acceptable but for the fact that they are acceptable does not mean they…

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    KENYA: Lack of Funds Derailing Peace Efforts in the Country, Bishops say

    ELDORET, JULY 28, 2015 (CISA) – have accused the government of undermining efforts by the national cohesion commission to spearhead unity in some parts of the country. The chairman of the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission, Bishop Cornelius Korir and Bishop Christopher Ruto of the Anglican Church of Kenya have accused the government of undermining efforts by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) to spearhead unity in some parts of the country. They said the commission has remained ineffective due to lack of enough funds. According to the Daily Nation newspaper, the two clergy men claimed that tribalism in…

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VATICAN: Pope registers for World Youth Day using iPad

VATICAN CITY JULY 28, 2015 (CISA) – On July 26, Pope Francis invited the youth of the world to pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2016 and become the first registered pilgrim for the event after signing up using an iPad. “Today we open registration for the thirty-first World Youth Day, to be held next year in Poland,” he said. “I invite the youth of the world to live this pilgrimage that will be going to Krakow.” “… I enrolled in the day as a pilgrim through this electronic device,” Pope Francis said from the balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square after…

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S AFRICA: Bishop Urges Formators to Embrace Digital Communication

PRETORIA, JULY 28, 2015 (CISA) – Bishop Bernadin Mfumbusa of Kondoa Diocese in Tanzania has urged heads of seminaries and houses of formation to embrace digital communications as they prepare the future leaders of the Church, AMECEA Online News Reported. Making reference to the Great Commission of Christ to His disciples, ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all nations’ Matthew 28:19 Bishop Mfumbusa said, “This call of Christ demands us to apply proper skills befitting to our times.” The bishop, who is the Chair of Social Communication of the Tanzanian Episcopal Conference (TEC), was speaking during the Inter-Regional Meeting of…

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ETHIOPIA: Obama Warns South Sudan on Missing August Peace Deal Deadline

ADDIS ABABA JULY 28 2015 (CISA) – South Sudan’s warring factions may face further international pressure if they do not reach a peace deal by August 17, United States President Barack Obama has said. “If we don’t see a breakthrough by the 17th, then we have to consider what other tools we have to apply greater pressure on the parties,” President Obama told a news conference July 28, with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. The US President in Ethiopia on a two-nation Africa tour that also saw him visit Kenya was speaking ahead of talks with East African leaders from…

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NIGERIA: Church’s Position on Gay Marriage Unchangeable, Cardinal Says

ABUJA, JULY 28, 2015 (CISA) – Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, has affirmed the Church’s position on homosexuality and gay marriages saying that it remains unchangeable. According to Nigeria’s PM News, the Cardinal reiterated this stance during a visit to the neighbouring Diocese of Makurdi on July 26. “The Catholic Church considers itself as carrying the banner of the truth in the World that has allowed itself to be so badly deceived,” he said. “Unfortunately, we are living in a world where these things have now become acceptable but for the fact that they are acceptable does not mean they…

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KENYA: Lack of Funds Derailing Peace Efforts in the Country, Bishops say

ELDORET, JULY 28, 2015 (CISA) – have accused the government of undermining efforts by the national cohesion commission to spearhead unity in some parts of the country. The chairman of the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission, Bishop Cornelius Korir and Bishop Christopher Ruto of the Anglican Church of Kenya have accused the government of undermining efforts by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) to spearhead unity in some parts of the country. They said the commission has remained ineffective due to lack of enough funds. According to the Daily Nation newspaper, the two clergy men claimed that tribalism in…

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GHANA: Fr Fianu Appointed Bishop of Ho

HO, JULY 17, 2015(CISA)-Pope Francis has appointed Fr Emmanuel Fianu, a member of the Divine Word Missionaries (S.V.D) as the new bishop of the Catholic diocese of Ho in the Volta Region of Ghana. Until his appointment Tuesday 14, the bishop-elect was serving as the Secretary General of the Council of the Divine Word Fathers (SVD) in Rome, Vatican Radio reported. Fr Fianu has served as a priest for 30 years. He was assigned as an Assistant Parish Priest at the St Joseph Catholic Church, Kante, Togo, where he did his pastoral work, and was a teacher of Religion, Social Ethics…

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S AFRICA: Doctors Confident of Archbishop Tutu Recovery

CAPETOWN JULY 17, 2015(CISA) – Retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu daughter, Mpho Tutu has said that her father is in good spirits in hospital where he is recovering from a “persistent infection.” “My father is in good spirits and doctors are confident of his recovery. He has a deep passion for many causes and concerns and has been a voice for those facing injustice in this world,” AFP quoted Mpho Tutu as saying during a news conference July 16. The 83-year-old Nobel peace laureate was admitted to hospital in Cape Town on Tuesday for treatment with “intravenous antibiotics, which could take…

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ETHIOPIA: Country to Host 19th AMECEA Plenary Assembly

ADDIS ABABA JULY 17, 2015(CISA)-Ethiopia is gearing up for the 19th Plenary Assembly of the The Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) to be held in Addis Ababa in mid-2018. Ethiopia accepted to host the meeting of bishops during the Executive Board meeting of AMECEA, held at its secretariat in Nairobi at the end of May. Speaking to AMECEA online news at the time, Bishop of Adigrat, Tesfaselassie Medhin said the Ethiopian Catholic Bishops Conference accepted the invitation to host the meeting with joy. “Preparing the AMECEA Plenary is “quite a task in terms of logistics and organisational…

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S SUDAN: Archbishop Congratulates Muslims on Eid – Ul Fitr

JUBA, JULY 17 2015(CISA) – Archbishop Paulino Lukudu Loro of the Catholic Archdiocese of Juba on Thursday congratulated Muslims in South Sudan and all over the world on the Eid-Ul- Fitr celebrations. JUBA, JULY 17 2015(CISA) – Archbishop Paulino Lukudu Loro of the Catholic Archdiocese of Juba on Thursday congratulated Muslims in South Sudan and all over the world on the Eid-Ul- Fitr celebrations. The Archbishop in his message commended the Muslim community for exercising religious values of fasting, prayer, alms giving, visits to family members and friends during the Holy Month of Ramadan, Catholic Radio Network reported July 16. He lamented…