AMECEA countries conduct child protection seminar

AMECEA countries conduct child protection seminar

The countries in the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) Pastoral Department recently conducted a seminar on the “Implementation of Child and Youth Protection Policy in AMECEA Countries.” The seminar was conducted in Kurasini, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in collaboration with the Tanzania Episcopal Conference. In the opening remarks, Fr. Raymond Saba, […]

“Do not reduce Christianity to marketplace prophecies”

“Do not reduce Christianity to marketplace prophecies”

Do not decrease Christianity to “marketplace prophecies and visions,” said President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) to the priests. Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama told the Catholic priests that “at a time when Christianity seems to be reduced to marketplace prophecies, visions and charismatic display of talents and wealth, Catholics must try to preserve […]

The diocese of Wa in Ghana receives its new Bishop

The diocese of Wa in Ghana receives its new Bishop

Pope Francis appointed Father Richard Kuuia Baawobr as the new Bishop of the diocese of Wa in Ghana. The appointment came as the Pope had accepted the resignation presented by Bishop Paul Bemile. Father Richard Baawobr, the newly elected Bishop was born in Nandom-Lawra, Ghana. In 1979, he entered the diocesan major seminary of St. […]

South Sudan Archbishop asks freedom for the media

South Sudan Archbishop asks freedom for the media

The Government of South Sudan must take special interest in making sure that the media in the country should make the South Sudanese aware of the reconciliation process, said the Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Juba, Bishop Santo Loku Pio. The Archbishop continued by saying that journalists be given the freedom if anyone […]

Christian vocation is to show God’s mercy to others, says Bishops of Congo

Christian vocation is to show God’s mercy to others, says Bishops of Congo

“Christians were expected to live their Christian vocation as witnesses of God’s mercy to others,” stated the Bishops of Congo Brazzaville at the end of their Plenary Assembly. By being witnesses the Bishop meant, “showing God’s forgiveness, compassion, tenderness and love, to build a fairer Congo, where unity, reconciliation, dialogue, harmony and sharing take precedence […]

Kenyan faithful conducts National Lenten campaign

Kenyan faithful conducts National Lenten campaign

The Church in Kenya launched a National Lenten campaign with a huge procession through the town of Ngong to the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Worker. The procession was attended by the Bishop of Ngong Diocese, John Oballa Owaa; officials of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) and representatives from the Association of Member […]

Nsukka Diocese in Nigeria celebrates 25 years of existence

Nsukka Diocese in Nigeria celebrates 25 years of existence

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) commended the Diocese of Nssukka for building a solid Church and thus transforming the lives and people of the area in their faith. The compliment was made by the Archbishop of Owerri in Nigeria, Anthony Obinna. He was speaking at Saint Theresa’s Cathedral, Nssukka during the Holy Mass […]

Pope meets the President of Zambia

Pope Francis on Friday morning met with the Zambia’s Republican President, Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace. Pope Francis conducted a closed-door meeting with the president. Their discussions were cordial which sounded the friendly and good relations between the Holy See and the Republic of Zambia. They also discussed about the contributions […]

South Sudan Church officials condemn attack on nuns

South Sudan Church officials condemn attack on nuns

The Church leaders in South Sudan condemned the attack on religious sisters that happened at a teacher training college in South Sudan. The Church leaders had said that the attack had shaken and saddened the Church. Violence and terror seemed “rampant in both Church and society,” said Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of Tombura-Yambio. It was […]

Acts of Mercy starts with the reunion of broken families, says Ethiopian Bishop

Acts of Mercy starts with the reunion of broken families, says Ethiopian Bishop

Emphasizing that the acts of Mercy began within the family, the Eparchy of Adigrat encouraged the separated married couples to sort out the differences and called for reconciliation. The Eparch of Adigrat Eparchy, Bishop Tesfassilessie said, “The Extraordinary Jubilee year of Mercy give us the opportunity to stand back and evaluate our lives in terms […]