March 2, 2015

  • Pope-Francis

    VATICAN: Lent is a time of Spiritual Combat, Pope says

    over temptation, Zenit news Agency reported. “The Church reminds us of that mystery at the beginning of Lent, so that it may give us the perspective and the meaning of this time, which is a time of combat,” he said. “A spiritual combat against the spirit of evil; and while we cross the Lenten “desert”, we have our gazed fixed upon Easter, which is the definitive victory of Jesus against the Evil One, against sin and against death.” Pope Francis went on to say that the meaning of the First Sunday of Lent is to place ourselves on the path…

  • Archbishop-Ndlovu

    ZIMBABWE: Lenten Collection to Support Diocesan healthcare system, Archbishop says

    HARARE FEBRUARY 24, 2015(CISA)-Archbishop Robert Ndlovu of the Catholic Archdiocese of Harare has said that this year’s Lenten collection will be channeled to support diocesan healthcare system. “The situation of the sick in our country is well known, and their plight is personally felt by all of us,” Archbishop Ndlovu said in a Lenten Pastoral Letter sent to Fides on February 21. “Let us not spare an effort to look after the sick; to pray for them, to offer our sufferings together with the suffering of Jesus for their healing, and to direct our alms to the noble work of…

  • Archbishop-Kivuva

    KENYA: Archdiocese of Mombasa Installs New Shepherd

    MOMBASA, FEBRUARY 24, 2015 (CISA) – Archbishop Martin Kivuva Musonde was on February 21 installed as the archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa. The installation ceremony took place at Mombasa Municipal Stadium presided over by John Cardinal Njue. It brought together civic and church leaders including bishops and priests as well as thousands of faithful from the 52 different parishes of the archdiocese of Mombasa and beyond. “Our dear Christians of Mombasa today is an historical day. That new page has been opened,” said Cardinal Njue during his remarks, adding. “It will be wonderful if you can be involved in…

  • KIVUVA-2

    KENYA: Machakos diocese Hands over Prelate to the Archdiocese of Mombasa

    MOMBASA, FEBRUARY 24, 2015 (CISA) – Hundreds of faithful from the catholic diocese of Machakos on February 20 thronged St Mary’s Catholic Church, Changamwe for the handing over ceremony of Archbishop Martin Kivuva to the archdiocese of Mombasa. “…this is the man we are giving to you as Machakos diocese. May God bless him and make his work better in the Mombasa,” Fr Alfonse Mundio, the Vicar General of the catholic diocese of Machakos told the faithful from Mombasa. The event also saw archbishop elect take his oath of office before a day before officially being installed archbishop of Mombasa. According…

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Pope-Francis

VATICAN: Lent is a time of Spiritual Combat, Pope says

over temptation, Zenit news Agency reported. “The Church reminds us of that mystery at the beginning of Lent, so that it may give us the perspective and the meaning of this time, which is a time of combat,” he said. “A spiritual combat against the spirit of evil; and while we cross the Lenten “desert”, we have our gazed fixed upon Easter, which is the definitive victory of Jesus against the Evil One, against sin and against death.” Pope Francis went on to say that the meaning of the First Sunday of Lent is to place ourselves on the path…

Archbishop-Ndlovu

ZIMBABWE: Lenten Collection to Support Diocesan healthcare system, Archbishop says

HARARE FEBRUARY 24, 2015(CISA)-Archbishop Robert Ndlovu of the Catholic Archdiocese of Harare has said that this year’s Lenten collection will be channeled to support diocesan healthcare system. “The situation of the sick in our country is well known, and their plight is personally felt by all of us,” Archbishop Ndlovu said in a Lenten Pastoral Letter sent to Fides on February 21. “Let us not spare an effort to look after the sick; to pray for them, to offer our sufferings together with the suffering of Jesus for their healing, and to direct our alms to the noble work of…

Archbishop-Kivuva

KENYA: Archdiocese of Mombasa Installs New Shepherd

MOMBASA, FEBRUARY 24, 2015 (CISA) – Archbishop Martin Kivuva Musonde was on February 21 installed as the archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa. The installation ceremony took place at Mombasa Municipal Stadium presided over by John Cardinal Njue. It brought together civic and church leaders including bishops and priests as well as thousands of faithful from the 52 different parishes of the archdiocese of Mombasa and beyond. “Our dear Christians of Mombasa today is an historical day. That new page has been opened,” said Cardinal Njue during his remarks, adding. “It will be wonderful if you can be involved in…

KIVUVA-2

KENYA: Machakos diocese Hands over Prelate to the Archdiocese of Mombasa

MOMBASA, FEBRUARY 24, 2015 (CISA) – Hundreds of faithful from the catholic diocese of Machakos on February 20 thronged St Mary’s Catholic Church, Changamwe for the handing over ceremony of Archbishop Martin Kivuva to the archdiocese of Mombasa. “…this is the man we are giving to you as Machakos diocese. May God bless him and make his work better in the Mombasa,” Fr Alfonse Mundio, the Vicar General of the catholic diocese of Machakos told the faithful from Mombasa. The event also saw archbishop elect take his oath of office before a day before officially being installed archbishop of Mombasa. According…

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SA-BISHOPS

SOUTH AFRICA: Bishops Condemn Parliamentary Chaos

CAPE TOWN FEBRUARY 20, 2015(CISA)-South Africa’s Catholic bishops have decried the chaos that erupted in the nation’s parliament during President Jacob Zuma’s recent state of the union address. During President Zuma’s address, members of parliament from an opposing political party decried the president’s alleged corruption, a fight broke out and cell phone signals were jammed. In a statement by the Southern Africa Bishops conference (SACBC) signed by Archbishop William Slattery, SACBC Spokesperson the bishops said that the actions on the floor of the house was a disservice to democracy. “The unfortunate scenes on the floor of the House overshadowed the speech itself,…

cardinal-Parolin

LIBYA: Holy See Backs UN Led Offensive

TRIPOLI, FEBRUARY 20, 2015(CISA)-Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Secretary of State of the Holy See has called for the UN intervention on the Libya crisis. Speaking during the anniversary of the Lateran Treaty, when he met with Italian president Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi February 17, Cardinal Parolin said “it is necessary to intervene soon in the Libyan crisis but under the umbrella of the United Nations.” According to Vatican Radio, Cardinal Parolin, explained that a wide international consensus was however, required before making the further steps. “There is a threat. The situation is grave and requires a unanimous…

RADIO-MIRAYA

S SUDAN: Government Assures UN it Will Not Shut Down Radio Station

JUBA, FEBRUARY 20, 2015(CISA) – South Sudan Government has assured the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) that they will not shut down the operations of the UN’s Radio Miraya. In a statement made available by the UN’s communications team to Vatican Radio’s English Service for Africa, the UN has since held a press conference at its New York headquarters to allay fears of possible closure by the South Sudan Government. “The Head of the UN Mission in that country (South Sudan), Ellen Margrethe Løj, met the country’s Minister of Information and Broadcasting and expressed her concerns following his remarks…

Bishop Kamau

KENYA: Bishop urges Commitment in Prayer during Lent

NAIROBI FERUARY 20, 201(CISA) – Bishop David Kamau, Auxiliary bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi has called for commitment in prayer during the lent season. He said that the only way to enter into the season is by following the traditional practice of the church which is: prayer, fasting and alms giving. “Lent is a season of reflection, re-evaluation, repentance and reconciliation. It is a time of profound grace and we are invited to let that grace sink in, take root and change us. Alms giving is more than just giving away money but also giving of our time through…