How soccer spreads Gospel in Cameroon?

How soccer spreads Gospel in Cameroon?

A Colombian missionary in Cameroon spreads the joy of Gospel on every Sunday through soccer. After the Sunday Mass, Father William Cañón would be on the ground with 60 local children. “After going to the Eucharist, we gather and provide a time of Christian formation; then, with my limited knowledge of sports, we play soccer,” […]

Missionary sister to be buried in South Sudan

Missionary sister to be buried in South Sudan

The body of Holy Spirit Missionary Sister who died in the hospital from gun shots would be buried in Yei, South Sudan, not in Kenya as planned earlier. The news about shifting of burial place was announced by Consolata Father Nicholas Makau, a Kenyan priest who had been part of nun’s burial plans. Sister Veronika […]

Nun attacked in South Sudan dies in hospital

Nun attacked in South Sudan dies in hospital

A Slovak nun and medical doctor died on Friday from gunshot wounds she had in an attack that occurred in Yei, South Sudan on last week. Sister Veronika Terézia Racková was shot and wounded by three soldiers on May 16 while driving a patient to a nearby hospital. On her way she was attacked and […]

JRS pleads with Kenyan government not to close refugee camps

JRS pleads with Kenyan government not to close refugee camps

The Jesuit Refugee Service along with other humanitarian agencies and the UN pleaded with the Keneyan government to set back from its decision to clamp down refugees indicating security concerns. Many humanitarian organizations had already said that the closing of the camps would lead to dire consequences for several hundreds of poor people. As an […]

South African Bishops ask political parties to avoid violence

South African Bishops ask political parties to avoid violence

The Justice and Peace Commission of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) urged all the political parties to avoid statements that could provoke election violence and civil war. Bishop Abel Gabuza‚ the Chairperson of the SACBC Justice and Peace Commission had issued the call on behalf of the Conference on Monday. “We have seen […]

Archdiocese of Seoul assigns ‘young missionaries of mercy’

Archdiocese of Seoul assigns ‘young missionaries of mercy’

The Archdiocese of Seoul named 48 young students as ‘young missionaries of mercy’ with a mission to convert themselves and also to share the happiness of the Gospel with their peers. The “young missionaries of mercy” assigned by the Department for vocations and for the youth in the Archdiocese of Seoul would help their peers […]

Pope Francis meets President of Central African Republic

Pope Francis meets President of Central African Republic

Pope Francis on Monday met with the President of the Central African Republic, Faustin Archange Touadéra in Vatican. During their meeting, the Pope recalled the warm welcome he received during his pastoral journey to that country last November. The cordial meeting, as informed by the Holy See Press, included the recent electoral process and the […]

Speed up measures to release abducted girls, says Nigerian bishops

Speed up measures to release abducted girls, says Nigerian bishops

Two Nigerian bishops urged government to fasten its efforts to free 219 school girls who were abducted by terrorists two years ago. Bishops Matthew Audu of Lafia and George Dodo of Zaria insisted the government officials to boost intelligence gathering efforts and muster the political will to find the girls, who were abducted from their […]

Burundi official accuses Church of ‘sponsoring terrorism’

Burundi official accuses Church of ‘sponsoring terrorism’

A Catholic aid official urged the government of Burundi not to threaten the Church by accusing it of “sponsoring terrorism.” Last month Pascal Nyabenda, president of the National Assembly, accused the Catholic Church for playing a “purely political, not spiritual role”, and asked the government not to talk to “sponsors of terrorism” and “insurgent individuals […]

Church in Uganda bans shouting and rolling during charismatic prayers

The Catholic Church in Uganda banned uncontrolled emotional outbursts of people during charismatic prayer meetings. They had also banned the use of holy oils by lay people too. The Ugandan Church had specified it in a set of guidelines issued by the Uganda Episcopal Conference. The new rule mentioned in the guidelines emphasized that prayers […]

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