February 26, 2017

KENYA: Fr Benjamin Maswili Appointed Apostolic Administrator of Military Ordinariate

NAIROBI FEBRUARY 24, 2017(CISA)-Pope Francis has appointed Fr Benjamin Kituto Maswili the Apostolic Administrator of the Military Ordinariate in Kenya. In a statement sent to CISA today signed by Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops General Secretary, Fr Daniel Rono, Fr Maswili was appointed on December 30, 2016 to oversee the military service. The position fell vacant after Bishop Alfred Rotich’s retirement in 2013 aged 55 years, the maximum period required to serve in the military service. Until his appointment Fr Maswili, a religious priest from the Congregation of the Apostle of Jesus was serving as the Principal Chaplain in the…

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VATICAN: Pope Appeals for Aid for Famine-Gripped South Sudan

VATICAN CITY FEBRUARY 24, 2017 (CISA)-Pope Francis has appealed for humanitarian assistance to South Sudan where famine threatens lives of millions. In his weekly general audience address at the Vatican on February 22, the Pope expressed concern on the fratricidal conflict in South Sudan compounded by severe food crisis. This, he said, has condemned to death millions of people by starvation including children. He added that a solid commitment from the international community to assist South Sudan is crucial now more than ever and urged the international community to commit fully and not to resort to making statements only. “At this…

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KENYA: Catholic Bishops set to Launch Lenten Campaign 2017

NAIROBI FEBRUARY 24, 2017 (CISA) – The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) – Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC) will tomorrow February 25 launch the Lenten Campaign 2017 at the University of Nairobi grounds. The event themed Peaceful and Credible Elections…Leaders of Integrity will begin with two processions, one from the GPO in the city centre and the other one from Consolata Shrine, Westlands at 7:30 a.m. The processions will converge at the Nairobi University Chancellors Court (Graduation Square) where the Holy Mass will be celebrated starting at 10:00 a.m. The Mass will be celebrated by John Cardinal Njue of…

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CONGO: Cardinal Raises Alarm on Religious Violence, Urges Restraint among Politicians

KINSHASHA FEBRUARY 24, 2017 (CISA)-Cardinal Monsengwo Pasinya has expressed concern over frequent attacks on Catholic Church premises in the country. According to Vatican Radio, the Cardinal believes the attacks are deliberate and links them to the Church’s role as a mediator between government and opposition parties. “I believe the Church is being targeted deliberately in order to sabotage her mission of peace and reconciliation,” he said in a message sent to Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) posted on February 22. He described the situation in the country as marked by resurgence of fear, anger and insecurity among the…

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