May 22, 2015

  • TOGO-We-are-Living-in-a-Delicate-Moment,-Catholic-Bishops-Say

    TOGO: We are Living in a Delicate Moment, Catholic Bishops Say

    LOME, MAY 15, 2015(CISA)-The Bishop of Kpalime and president of the Episcopal conference of Togo during their ad limina visit to Rome said that people were living in a delicate moment. This is following elections that were held in the country on April 25 this year  that saw the re-election of the outgoing head of state who won a third term but the opposition candidate did not accept the results proclaimed by the Supreme Court. According to Fides, the president of the Episcopal conference said that all bishops of churches in Africa should be involved in the social and political…

  • KENYA-AMECEA-Urges-Communicators-to-Embrace-ICT

    AMECEA Urges Communicators to Embrace ICT

    NAIROBI, MAY 15 (CISA) – Bishop Charles Kasonde chairman of the AMECEA Social Communications has challenged members of the organization to embrace ICT for evangelization. The bishop was addressing a meeting in Nairobi attended by Communication co-ordinators, Catholic journalists and correspondents from the AMECEA region from 12th -15th May. Bishop Kasonde noted that the workshop aimed at creating forum for fostering the development of ICT infrastructures and capacities of AMECEA conferences is crucial as it envisages the empowerment of Catholic communication co-ordinators and directors in the AMECEA region in ICT skills and synergizing Bishop Kasonde, who hails from Solwezi Diocese…

  • BURUNDI-Church-Calls-for-Elections-to-be-Postponed

    BURUNDI: Church Calls for Elections to be Postponed

    BUJUMBURA, MAY 15 2015(CISA) – The Catholic bishops of Burundi have called for the country’s elections in June to be postponed as violence broke out on the streets of the capital Bujumbura following an attempted coup. “Let’s use dialogue and consultation and stop using violent means. The method, which so far has been beneficial to us, has been that of people in conflict sitting together to dialogue and consult,” Bishop Gervais Banshimiyubusa, the head of the Conference of Catholic Bishops in Burundi, said in a statement May 18, reported Catholic Herald. “Instead of sticking to this path of confrontation which…

Latest News

TOGO-We-are-Living-in-a-Delicate-Moment,-Catholic-Bishops-Say

TOGO: We are Living in a Delicate Moment, Catholic Bishops Say

LOME, MAY 15, 2015(CISA)-The Bishop of Kpalime and president of the Episcopal conference of Togo during their ad limina visit to Rome said that people were living in a delicate moment. This is following elections that were held in the country on April 25 this year  that saw the re-election of the outgoing head of state who won a third term but the opposition candidate did not accept the results proclaimed by the Supreme Court. According to Fides, the president of the Episcopal conference said that all bishops of churches in Africa should be involved in the social and political…

KENYA-AMECEA-Urges-Communicators-to-Embrace-ICT

AMECEA Urges Communicators to Embrace ICT

NAIROBI, MAY 15 (CISA) – Bishop Charles Kasonde chairman of the AMECEA Social Communications has challenged members of the organization to embrace ICT for evangelization. The bishop was addressing a meeting in Nairobi attended by Communication co-ordinators, Catholic journalists and correspondents from the AMECEA region from 12th -15th May. Bishop Kasonde noted that the workshop aimed at creating forum for fostering the development of ICT infrastructures and capacities of AMECEA conferences is crucial as it envisages the empowerment of Catholic communication co-ordinators and directors in the AMECEA region in ICT skills and synergizing Bishop Kasonde, who hails from Solwezi Diocese…

BURUNDI-Church-Calls-for-Elections-to-be-Postponed

BURUNDI: Church Calls for Elections to be Postponed

BUJUMBURA, MAY 15 2015(CISA) – The Catholic bishops of Burundi have called for the country’s elections in June to be postponed as violence broke out on the streets of the capital Bujumbura following an attempted coup. “Let’s use dialogue and consultation and stop using violent means. The method, which so far has been beneficial to us, has been that of people in conflict sitting together to dialogue and consult,” Bishop Gervais Banshimiyubusa, the head of the Conference of Catholic Bishops in Burundi, said in a statement May 18, reported Catholic Herald. “Instead of sticking to this path of confrontation which…

More News

NIGERIA-Bishop-Challenges-President-elect-to-Revive-Development

NIGERIA: Bishop Challenges President-elect to Revive Development

BOMADI, MAY 15, 2015(CISA)- Bishop Hyacinth Egbebo, Vicar Apostolic of Bomadi has called on the president-elect, General Muhamadu Buhari to revive the three key instruments of development in the oil-rich Niger Delta region. They include the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, the 13 percent Derivation Fund and the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Speaking in his office in Bomadi, May 14, the prelate said that “Niger Deltans will sing hallelujah to God and praise Buhari if their expectations were met under his leadership.” “The three Federal Government interventionist tools were veritable means of speedily developing the region and need to be…

ROME-South-Sudan-Officially-Joins-Caritas-Internationalis

ROME: South Sudan Officially Joins Caritas Internationalis

ITALY, MAY 15 2015(CISA) – On Wednesday May 12, Caritas Internationalis welcomed Caritas South Sudan as its member number 165, during its twentieth General Assembly in Rome, Italy. According to South Sudan Humanitarian Coordinator Joseph Pasquale, Caritas Internationalis 136 delegates from the world unanimously voted in South Sudan Catholic Church charity organization as its full member. According to CRN Caritas South Sudan represented by its President Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe and Executive Director Gabriel Yai on Thursday participated for the first time in voting in a new Caritas Internationlis President. Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of the Catholic Archdiocese of Manila,…

church-leaders-

KENYA: Church Leaders Remember Victims of Garissa Attack

NAIROBI, MAY 12, 2015(CISA)-Church leaders in Kenya on Monday May 11 held interdenominational prayers in remembrance of the 148 people killed in Garissa on April 2. The prayers held at Ufungamano house in Nairobi brought together church leaders from the Catholic Church, Africa Inland Church, Deliverance church, and the Presbyterian Church. “As we remember the victims of the Garissa terror attack, we should continue to pray for those who were involved in this tragedy- those who actually killed so that they be converted and have respect for life,” said John Cardinal Njue, Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi. Archbishop…

KIVUVA

KENYA: Catholic Bishops Condemn Ruling Allowing Registration of Gays

NAIROBI MAY 8, 2015(CISA) – The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has expressed concern over the recent High court ruling allowing the registration of an Association Gays and Lesbians. “This is a deliberate attempt by certain individuals and institutions to push dangerous agendas and ideologies that are unnatural, un-African and un-Christian. It is a threat to the family,” said Archbishop Martin Kivuva of the archdiocese of Mombasa. The Archbishop was speaking on behalf of the bishops during a press conference held at the end of a bishops’ plenary meeting at St Thomas Aquinas major seminary in Nairobi. The bishops…