September 2, 2015

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    MALI: CRS Continue to Ease Food shortage amid Violence

    BAMAKO AUGUST 28, 2015(CISA) – Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is working to support displaced people and hungry school students in Mali despite ongoing violence while calling for more humanitarian aid to help stabilize the country. “For Catholic Relief Services, this means that the lack of law and order in the North can cause humanitarian emergencies, and it creates a very difficult and dangerous environment for CRS and partners to implement programs,” Niek de Goeij CRS country representative in Mali, told CNA August 24. According to de Goeij, CRS is doing what it can to meet the needs of the people on…

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    S SUDAN: Rebels, Army Trade Blames over Attacks

    JUBA AUGUST 28, 2015 (CISA) – South Sudanese rebels and the army have for the second time in a week accused each other of attacks, barely a day after President Salva Kiir signed a peace deal. Former Vice President Riek Machar said that South Sudanese government troops had attacked towns held by the rebels, reported Reuters. “The government offensive against the SPLM/SPLA (rebels) is continuing unabated despite Salva Kiir signing the Agreement on Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan,” Machar said. “We are wondering whether the government is genuine on signing the agreement. We condemn the regime’s continued offensive in…


    UGANDA: Kampala Archdiocese Opens new Church in L Victoria Island

    KAKYANGA AUGUST 28, 2015(CISA) – Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala on August 23 opened a new church to be known as St Mary Catholic Sub-Parish church at Kakyanga, one of Lake Victoria’s islands. The new sub-parish is under Buyege Catholic Parish in Bussi sub-county, Wakiso district. The church was opened by Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala, during a colourful function attended by hundreds of people who came from the surrounding islands on the lake and the mainland, Uganda’s New Vision newspaper reported. Archbishop Lwanga was accompanied by his private secretary, Fr Denis Mugerwa, Vicar of Entebbe Vicariate,…

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    KENYA: President Kenyatta Calls for Collaboration to Handle Drug Menace

    MOMBASA, AUGUST 28, 2015(CISA) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has called upon all leaders to join hands and work with security agencies to ensure elimination of drugs and substance abuse and traffickers made to pay for their crimes in Coast region. “My administration will not relent. We shall destroy any vessel on land, sea or air that is confirmed to be carrying drugs,” Capital FM news quoted President Kenyatta as saying. President Kenyatta said that the government will not allow illicit brewers, drug traffickers and sellers to destroy lives and will intensify operations against them across the entire region. President Kenyatta spoke…

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KENYA: Church that is not Missionary is not a Church, says Cardinal Njue

NAIROBI AUGUST 25, 2015 (CISA) – John Cardinal Njue has called upon faithful to embrace missionary work in their dioceses, parishes and the outstations. “The missionaries sacrificed their lives to bring us the good news. There in our outstations, parishes and the dioceses we must insist on embracing the missionary work. Remember if there is a church and is not missionary then it is not a church,” said Cardinal Njue. In his homily when he celebrated Mass to mark the end of the 3-day Golden Jubilee celebrations of Vatican II Council document and silver Jubilee Commission for Mission at St Mary’s School…


S AFRICA: Benedict Daswa to be Beatified

JOHANNESBURG AUGUST 25 2015 (CISA) – Benedict Daswa will officially be declared blessed on September 13, 2015, the Southern Africa Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC) has announced. “We invite as many as possible of the faithful to be present at the beatification ceremony. It is our wish that those who cannot come to the ceremony be united in spirit and prayer with those present at Tshitanini,” the bishops said in a statement to the “People of God of Botswana, South Africa and Swaziland.” According to statement, signed by president of the SACBC and archbishop of Cape Town Stephen Brislin, the declaration will…


NIGERIA: Bishops Call for Co-operation to End Corruption

IBADAN AUGUST 25, 2015(CISA) – The Catholic Bishops Conference of Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province in Nigeria urged Nigerians to cooperate with the government to create sanity by rejecting corruption in the county. “We call on our compatriots to cooperate with the current administration to bring sanity back into our country by showing common determination to reject corruption, nepotism, favouritism and to enthrone in our country a regime of justice and equity, where merits are respected and the rule of law exalted,” said the bishops. “We note the renewed hope for a new Nigeria generated in our country since the last general elections….


SUDAN: Michael Didi Adgum to Replace Cardinal Wako as Archbishop of Khartoum

KHARTOUM AUGUST 25, 2015 (CISA) – Pope Francis has appointed bishop Michael Didi Adgum Mungoria as Archbishop Coadjutor of Khartoum to replace Cardinal Gabriel Zubeir Wako. Bishop Mungoria’s appointment that is to take effect January 2016 was announced on August 15 when Cardinal Wako retires from active service in the archdiocese of Khartoum. The Archbishop Coadjutor was born on 1 January 1959 at Engoth, in the Nuba Mountains area, South Kordofan state. He was ordained as priest in Khartoum on 10 May 1992. Five years later he travelled to Rome where he got a Degree on Canon Law in 2001, at…


DR CONGO: Stay in Africa and Build a Better Continent, Bishop Urges Youth

KINSHASA AUGUST 25, 2015 (CISA) – Bishop Nicolas Djomo of the Catholic Diocese of Tshumbe has called on the African youth not seek solutions to their problems outside their country but instead struggle to build a better society. “Do not allow false trappings of wealth lure you to move out of your countries in search of non-existent jobs in Europe and America,” said Bishop Djomo the President of the Episcopal Conference of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Bishop Djomo was speaking during the opening ceremony the Pan-African Catholic Youth and Children meeting being held in Kinshasa, DRC from August 21-25, reported…


KENYA: Nuncio urges Church in Africa to keep Investing in Youth

NAIROBI AUGUST 21, 2015(CISA)-Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya and South Sudan Archbishop Charles Balvo has said that Catholicism in Africa will grow further over the years if the Church continued to invest in the youth. “Nearly thirty years ago I lived in West Africa and the last two years in Kenya and I also travel often to South Sudan. There are very good and strong signs of the growth of the Catholic Church here especially in the large number of the young ones joining the Church,” Archbishop Balvo told CISA after celebrating mass today at St Mary’s School Msongari grounds in Nairobi….


KENYA: Future of Missions Lies with the Children, Bishop Kihara says

NAIROBI AUGUST 21, 2015(CISA)- Bishop Peter Kihara, Chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops Commission for missions has said that the future of the missionary work in Kenya will depend on how well children join the missionary work. “In the past few years the pontifical missionary Societies and the Pontifical missionary Childhood has seen growth in all the dioceses. The reports from the animators in the ground say that the growth is attributed to the many children joining PMC,” Bishop Kihara told CISA. “What we expect is growth and the quality of the formation and the animation so that tomorrow…

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S AFRICA: Bishops Conference Sends Solidarity Message to People of Lesotho

JOHANNESBURG AUGUST 21, 2015(CISA) – The Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC) has expressed their solidarity with “our brothers and sisters from the Kingdom of Lesotho.” “We would like to express that Lesotho is not alone, the bishop sand the catholic community are with you in this time of need,” the bishops said in a statement issued by Archbishop Stephen Brislin, President of the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference. While calling for open dialogue as a way of solving the problems that are facing Lesotho the bishops noted that the people of Basotho are best positioned to solve their own problems….