June 29, 2016

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    DRC: UN Security Council urges for Election before End of Year

    NEW YORK JUNE 24, 2016 (CISA)– The United Nations Security Council on June 23 urged the president of Democratic Republic of Congo to hold elections by the end of the year as required by the constitution. In a resolution to renew UN sanctions, the 15-member Security Council emphasized the protection of fundamental freedoms and human rights in order to pave “the way for peaceful, credible, inclusive, transparent and timely elections in the DRC, particularly presidential and legislative elections by November 2016, in accordance with the Constitution” Reuters reported. The Congolese government has previously said it is unlikely it will be…

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    KENYA: Bishops Welcome Political Leaders Move to Seal Electoral Body’s Stalemate

    NAIROBI JUNE 24, 2016(CISA) – Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has welcomed the government and the opposition’s Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) move to jointly table a motion in parliament to amend the electoral commission’s act and ensure peaceful elections next year. “This move shows political maturity and respect of the constitution, institutions and rule of law,” said the Catholic Bishops in a statement signed by KCCB General Secretary Fr Daniel Kimutai Rono. As your shepherds, said the bishops “we assure you of our continued prayers for voice of reason to prevail as the Parliamentary Select Committee embarks…

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    MALAWI: Govt Commends Faith Based Organizations Role in Realization of SDG’S

    BLANTYRE JUNE 24, 2016(CISA) – The government of Malawi has commended Faith Based Organizations in their role towards realization of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted in 2015. Speaking when she opened national awareness conference on the role of Catholic Women Organization (CWO) in the implementation of SDGs Dr Jean Kalilani, Minister for Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare said that “the role played by religious organizations in governance policies, peace and security, gender equality and women empowerment was very critical to the nation.” “I am happy to learn that the conference has been organized to reflect and identify…

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    ETHIOPIA: Church launches Irrigation Project to Boost Productivity

    MEKI JUNE 24, 2016 (CISA) – The Catholic Church in Ethiopia last week launched a 3-million-Euro irrigation scheme project targeting 1,200 households. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the project, the Apostolic Vicar of Meki, Bishop Abraham Desta said that development is not something that is achieved with one process but it is an ongoing effort that needs the united effort of all parties involved. “Today we have inaugurated this irrigation scheme that will support about 1200 families using the water nature has provided to the community but the water has a potential to irrigate more land so after the…

  • drc votes

    NIGERIA: Forgiveness is Paramount, Bishop says Following Massacre

    ABUJA JUNE 24, 2016 (CISA) – Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike Onah of the Catholic diocese of Nsukka encouraged his people to promote peace after the April massacre in South-eastern Nigeria which left dozens of local Christians dead. “Although we may find it hard to forgive the violent attack that has brought us so much grief, we know that an unforgiving spirit will never bring us peace,” Bishop Onah of Nsukka said at a burial service for nine of the victims last week, reported CNA. Invaders who were suspected to be Fulani herdsmen attacked the Nimbo community in the locality of Uzo-Uwani…

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DRC: UN Security Council urges for Election before End of Year

Jun 24, 2016

NEW YORK JUNE 24, 2016 (CISA)– The United Nations Security Council on June 23 urged the president of Democratic Republic of Congo to hold elections by the end of the year as required by the constitution. In a resolution to renew UN sanctions, the 15-member Security Council emphasized the protection of fundamental freedoms and human rights in order to pave “the way for peaceful, credible, inclusive, transparent and timely elections in the DRC, particularly presidential and legislative elections by November 2016, in accordance with the Constitution” Reuters reported. The Congolese government has previously said it is unlikely it will be…

iebc

KENYA: Bishops Welcome Political Leaders Move to Seal Electoral Body’s Stalemate

Jun 24, 2016

NAIROBI JUNE 24, 2016(CISA) – Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has welcomed the government and the opposition’s Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) move to jointly table a motion in parliament to amend the electoral commission’s act and ensure peaceful elections next year. “This move shows political maturity and respect of the constitution, institutions and rule of law,” said the Catholic Bishops in a statement signed by KCCB General Secretary Fr Daniel Kimutai Rono. As your shepherds, said the bishops “we assure you of our continued prayers for voice of reason to prevail as the Parliamentary Select Committee embarks…

SDGs

MALAWI: Govt Commends Faith Based Organizations Role in Realization of SDG’S

Jun 24, 2016

BLANTYRE JUNE 24, 2016(CISA) – The government of Malawi has commended Faith Based Organizations in their role towards realization of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted in 2015. Speaking when she opened national awareness conference on the role of Catholic Women Organization (CWO) in the implementation of SDGs Dr Jean Kalilani, Minister for Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare said that “the role played by religious organizations in governance policies, peace and security, gender equality and women empowerment was very critical to the nation.” “I am happy to learn that the conference has been organized to reflect and identify…

church in ethiopia

ETHIOPIA: Church launches Irrigation Project to Boost Productivity

Jun 24, 2016

MEKI JUNE 24, 2016 (CISA) – The Catholic Church in Ethiopia last week launched a 3-million-Euro irrigation scheme project targeting 1,200 households. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the project, the Apostolic Vicar of Meki, Bishop Abraham Desta said that development is not something that is achieved with one process but it is an ongoing effort that needs the united effort of all parties involved. “Today we have inaugurated this irrigation scheme that will support about 1200 families using the water nature has provided to the community but the water has a potential to irrigate more land so after the…

drc votes

NIGERIA: Forgiveness is Paramount, Bishop says Following Massacre

Jun 24, 2016

ABUJA JUNE 24, 2016 (CISA) – Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike Onah of the Catholic diocese of Nsukka encouraged his people to promote peace after the April massacre in South-eastern Nigeria which left dozens of local Christians dead. “Although we may find it hard to forgive the violent attack that has brought us so much grief, we know that an unforgiving spirit will never bring us peace,” Bishop Onah of Nsukka said at a burial service for nine of the victims last week, reported CNA. Invaders who were suspected to be Fulani herdsmen attacked the Nimbo community in the locality of Uzo-Uwani…

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S SUDAN: Catholic Bishops Urge Faithful to Support the Nation’s Leadership

JUBA JUNE 21 2016 (CISA) – The Catholic Bishops have invited the faithful of the country to support the nation’s leadership. “Offer them support and encouragement to rise above their personal interests. Reassure them that the nation and the international community understand their situation,” the bishops said in a statement published at the end of their Assembly held Juba, June 14 -16, Fides reported. “They are human beings, sons and daughters of God. Let us treat them with love and mercy, not hatred and condemnation. The priority now is reforming and rebuilding our shattered nation,” the Bishops added. The Bishops…

DRC

DRC: Bishops to Launch Voter Education Campaign

KINSHASA, JUNE 21, 2016 (CISA) – Episcopal Conference of the Democratic Republic of the Congo plans to launch a campaign aimed at encouraging citizens to be more involved in affairs of the country. The nationwide campaign for voter and civic education will see 10,000 trainers sent to 47 dioceses of Congo DR, the bishops said in a statement during their plenary session held in Kinshasa, reported Vatican Radio. “In particular, the campaign wants young people and women to take charge of their destiny, especially in view of general elections due in November. The Church has committed itself to train people…

refugees

KENYA: There are More Refugees on Earth than Ever Before, UN Report Shows

NAIROBI JUNE 21, 2016(CISA) – A new UN report has revealed that there are now more refugees on the Earth than ever before in human history. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said that by the end of last year 2015 65.3 million people – equal to the population of France – had been forced from their homes by poverty, war or persecution. The UNHCR annual Global Trends report, published June 20 on the World Refugees Day says that one person in every 113 is a refugee, in “a level of risk for which UNHCR knows no precedent.”…

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BURUNDI: Involve Everyone in Peace Building, Bishops urge Govt

BUJUMBURA, JUNE 21, 2016 (CISA) – Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) has appealed to the government and Church leaders of Burundi to involve everyone in peace building for the unity of the nation. “Ensure inclusive participation of citizens in the peace process and address all grievances peacefully in a way that maintains stability.” The delegation expressed, adding that “We encourage that in peace process, all Christians bear the responsibility to move that first steps. Only a true commitment involving all the church can make this path growing,” said the bishops after a meeting convened in Bujumbura…