March 24, 2017

KENYA: Consolata Shrine Breaks Ground For Ultra-modern Allamano Office Block

NAIROBI MARCH 21, 2017 (CISA)-TheConsolata Shrine Parish in Westlands on March 18 broke ground for the construction of an ultra-modern office block dubbed Allamano Centre. The centre estimated to cost KShs 500 Million and expected to complete in two years time will host offices, meeting rooms, car parking bays, Sunday school hall, a large auditorium and training centers. Bishop Virgilio Pante of the Catholic Diocese of Maralal while presiding over the event noted that the effort by the Christians was a sign of our generosity. “This building we are going to put up from today is for the service of…

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VATICAN: Pope Apologizes for Church Failure During Rwandan Genocide

VATICAN CITY MARCH 21, 2017 (CISA) – Pope Francis on March 20 expressed his sadness for members of the Catholic Church who participated in the 1994 genocide, asking for forgiveness and assuring those who still suffer of his prayer. He was speaking March 20, during a brief meeting with Rwandan president Paul Kagame at the Vatican. According to a Vatican statement  the Pope “conveyed his profound sadness, and that of the Holy See and of the Church, for the genocide against the Tutsi.” “He expressed his solidarity with the victims and with those who continue to suffer the consequences of those…

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KENYA: Religious Leaders Mark Golden Jubilee of Vatican II Declaration

NAIROBI MARCH 21, 2017 (CISA) – Religious Leaders from different backgrounds including Muslim, Catholic, Hindu, on March 18 commemorated 50 years of Nostra Aetate (Vatican II Declaration) at Tangaza University College. The Nostra Aetate document otherwise referred to as the Vatican II declaration shows how the church should relate with non Christian religions. The document was proclaimed by Pope Paul VI in October 28 1965 with the aim of promoting unity among Christians and non Christians across the world. Archbishop Michael FitzGerald, the former president and secretary of the Pontifical Council for inter religious dialogue in the Vatican who was at…

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S SUDAN: Italian Bishops Conference Donates €1 Million to Fight Famine

JUBA MARCH 21, 2017(CISA) – Italian Catholic Bishops Conference (CEI) has donated €1 Million through Caritas International to help fight the famine in South Sudan. Don Dante Carraro, director of Cuamm, one of the Non-Governmental organizations that will handle the donation allocated by the Italian bishops for the crisis, said that the hunger situation in the country and the horn of Africa was alarming and needed urgent interventions. “Hunger in South Sudan and the Horn of Africa is a concrete and tangible reality and over 24 million people risk dying of starvation in the next weeks if more interventions are not…

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