September 4, 2015

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    KENYA: Bishop Calls for Support to Family Unit

    MOMBASA SEPTEMBER 4, 2015(CISA) –Bishop Salesius Mugambi, Chairman of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) – National Family Life Program has urged Catholic church movements and people of good will to support the family unit from collapse. He said that the faithful “should not succumb to the pressures of a culture that undermines the family but strive to build a culture that honors and promotes life.” “The family is an image of the Holy Trinity that signifies the love of God for humanity. As a visible sign of this love, the family becomes the venue per excellence for the transmission…

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    KENYA: Varsity Promotes Catholic Nun to Post of Associate Professor

    NAIROBI SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 (CISA) – Daystar University Council Recruitment Committee on August 31 promoted three senior lecturers among them a Catholic nun to the position of Associate Professor. The three are Prof Abraham Waithima, Prof Rebecca Oladipo and Sr Prof Agnes Lucy Lando. The pronouncement puts Sr Prof Lando from the Congregation of Sisters of Mary of Kakamega among few scholars in the continent with a similar title. “As I give thanks and glory to God for thus far he has brought me, I am praying and asking him that he grants me the grace of humility and deep love…

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    KENYA: Go Make a Difference in the World, Cardinal Njue tells Women of Africa

    NAIROBI SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 (CISA) – John Cardinal Njue has urged Catholic women in Africa to go out and make a difference in society by expressing their faith openly in all activities that promote the culture of justice, peace and reconciliation and development in Africa. The Cardinal was speaking during the closing session of a meeting of Pan-African Catholic Women that that took place from August 31 to September 3 at St Joseph Retreat centre in Nairobi under the theme “The African woman moving towards the African year of Reconciliation.” Cardinal Njue called on the women to be vigilant and defend…

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    KENYA: Use Dialogue not Strike, Bishop Urges Teachers

    NAIROBI SEPTEMBER 4 2015 (CISA) – Bishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba, Chairman of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) – Commission for Education and Religious Education has urged the education stakeholders to dialogue and find a solution to ongoing teachers strike. “We urge the two Teachers Unions’ leaders, the Teachers Service Commission, the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, the ministry of Education and Treasury to immediately enter into a dialogue and craft a collective payment formula for teachers,” said Bishop Muhatia. Bishop Muhatia appealed for immediate re-opening of the schools to enable learning and candidates to prepare for national exams. “Our children need…

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    KENYA: MPs Invite Pope to Address Parliament

    NAIROBI SEPTEMBER 4 2015(CISA) – Catholic lawmakers have requested Pope Francis to address MPs when he comes to Kenya in November. The lawmakers made the request at the Vatican in Rome when they met Pope Francis during the annual International Conference of Catholic legislators on August 31. Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa and vice Chairman of the Kenya Catholic MPs, who was part of the delegation, said they lobbied and expressed hope that His Holiness Pope Francis would address the Kenyan Parliament. The Kenyan delegation however did not get a response as the Pope’s team was considering the request, reported Star Newspaper….

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KENYA: Bishop Calls for Support to Family Unit

MOMBASA SEPTEMBER 4, 2015(CISA) –Bishop Salesius Mugambi, Chairman of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) – National Family Life Program has urged Catholic church movements and people of good will to support the family unit from collapse. He said that the faithful “should not succumb to the pressures of a culture that undermines the family but strive to build a culture that honors and promotes life.” “The family is an image of the Holy Trinity that signifies the love of God for humanity. As a visible sign of this love, the family becomes the venue per excellence for the transmission…

Sr-Lando

KENYA: Varsity Promotes Catholic Nun to Post of Associate Professor

NAIROBI SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 (CISA) – Daystar University Council Recruitment Committee on August 31 promoted three senior lecturers among them a Catholic nun to the position of Associate Professor. The three are Prof Abraham Waithima, Prof Rebecca Oladipo and Sr Prof Agnes Lucy Lando. The pronouncement puts Sr Prof Lando from the Congregation of Sisters of Mary of Kakamega among few scholars in the continent with a similar title. “As I give thanks and glory to God for thus far he has brought me, I am praying and asking him that he grants me the grace of humility and deep love…

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KENYA: Go Make a Difference in the World, Cardinal Njue tells Women of Africa

NAIROBI SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 (CISA) – John Cardinal Njue has urged Catholic women in Africa to go out and make a difference in society by expressing their faith openly in all activities that promote the culture of justice, peace and reconciliation and development in Africa. The Cardinal was speaking during the closing session of a meeting of Pan-African Catholic Women that that took place from August 31 to September 3 at St Joseph Retreat centre in Nairobi under the theme “The African woman moving towards the African year of Reconciliation.” Cardinal Njue called on the women to be vigilant and defend…

Teacher-Strike

KENYA: Use Dialogue not Strike, Bishop Urges Teachers

NAIROBI SEPTEMBER 4 2015 (CISA) – Bishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba, Chairman of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) – Commission for Education and Religious Education has urged the education stakeholders to dialogue and find a solution to ongoing teachers strike. “We urge the two Teachers Unions’ leaders, the Teachers Service Commission, the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, the ministry of Education and Treasury to immediately enter into a dialogue and craft a collective payment formula for teachers,” said Bishop Muhatia. Bishop Muhatia appealed for immediate re-opening of the schools to enable learning and candidates to prepare for national exams. “Our children need…

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KENYA: MPs Invite Pope to Address Parliament

NAIROBI SEPTEMBER 4 2015(CISA) – Catholic lawmakers have requested Pope Francis to address MPs when he comes to Kenya in November. The lawmakers made the request at the Vatican in Rome when they met Pope Francis during the annual International Conference of Catholic legislators on August 31. Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa and vice Chairman of the Kenya Catholic MPs, who was part of the delegation, said they lobbied and expressed hope that His Holiness Pope Francis would address the Kenyan Parliament. The Kenyan delegation however did not get a response as the Pope’s team was considering the request, reported Star Newspaper….

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S SUDAN: Archbishop Pledge to Share Nation’s situation with Pope

JUBA SEPTEMBER 4, 2015(CISA) – Archbishop Paulino Lukudu of the Catholic Archdiocese of Juba on September 1 pledged to share with the Pope the situation of South Sudan for the Holy Father to pray and bless the young country. He was speaking to journalists at Juba International Airport prior to his departure to Rome, where he was going for medical checkup and discussion of pastoral activities with Pope Francis, Radio Bakhita reported. The archbishop welcomed President Salva Kiir and Dr Riek Machar signature of the agreement to end the suffering of South Sudanese. He further appreciated IGAD and international community’s…

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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…