October 25, 2014

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    EGYPT: Christians Feel Safer, Catholic Official says

    CAIRO, OCTOBER, 24, 2014(CISA) – Christians in Egypt feel “much safer” under the presidency of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, much as problems still exist, a Catholic official has said. “Christians feel a lot safer. They are going to church without feeling threatened as they did under President Morsi… In all, a more peaceful atmosphere is being created,” Fr Rafik Greiche, press officer for the Egyptian Bishops’ Conference, told Aid to the Church in October 21, CNA reported. “The mood has improved considerably. The security situation is getting better. There is greater stability,” he added. President Fattah played a key role in…

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    MALI: WHO Sending More Experts to Contain Ebola

    BAMAKO, OCTOBER 24, 2014(CISA) – The World Health Organization (WHO) said it was sending more experts to Mali to help contain the outbreak after the country confirmed its first case of Ebola. Mali became the sixth West African country to be affected by the outbreak after a two-year-old girl, who recently arrived from Guinea was diagnosed with Ebola on Thursday October 23. The girl’s mother died in Guinea a few weeks ago and the child was then brought by relatives to Mali. According to a statement from Mali’s health ministry the girl is being treated in the western town of Kayes…

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    DRC: US Prelate Supports Bishops on Presidential Term

    KINSHASA, OCTOBER 24, 2014(CISA)– Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines, United has asked the US state department to support efforts of the Congolese bishops who are opposing the suggested end to presidential term limits in the country. “As we are both painfully aware, Constitutions have been changed previously in other countries as a means to monopolize political power and a nation’s natural wealth,” Bishop Pates said in a letter to Ambassador Russ Feingold, the US Special Envoy to the African Great Lakes Region and the Democratic Republic of the Congo on October 16. “This political manoeuvre excludes political opposition and destroys…

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    KENYA: Prisons Chaplaincy Launches Life Skills Program for Youth

    NAIROBI OCTOBER, 24, 2014 (CISA) – Kamiti Maximum Security Prison through the catholic chaplaincy office has launched ‘Life skills’ training program targeting youth in prisons. Speaking during the launch, Mrs Lillian Waweru, the Catholic chaplaincy prisons coordinator in Nairobi County said that the programme under the theme ‘A Transformed Life (ATL)’ would see the marginalized, less privileged, physically and mentally challenged youth in prisons train on basic life skills. “The objective of this program is to help offenders gain the skills they need in life in order to live a law-abiding lifestyle once their sentence is complete,” said Mrs Waweru. She…

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    KENYA: Destitute Children leaving Institutions Need Life Skills, Conference says

    NAIROBI OCTOBER, 24, 2014 (CISA) – A two day conference on reintegration of young people leaving care institution has resolved that impacting life skills in vulnerable children  has  more long term effect as compared to offering them capital. The conference was organized by Koinonia Advisory Research and Development Service (KARDS) at Shalom house in Nairobi and brought together stakeholders involved in child protection from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. “Experience has taught us that people easily integrate or associate by using different talents,” said Fr Paul Temu, director, Apostles of Jesus Technical Institute Lang’ata, Nairobi. “The same case we can’t talk of…

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EGYPT: Christians Feel Safer, Catholic Official says

CAIRO, OCTOBER, 24, 2014(CISA) – Christians in Egypt feel “much safer” under the presidency of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, much as problems still exist, a Catholic official has said. “Christians feel a lot safer. They are going to church without feeling threatened as they did under President Morsi… In all, a more peaceful atmosphere is being created,” Fr Rafik Greiche, press officer for the Egyptian Bishops’ Conference, told Aid to the Church in October 21, CNA reported. “The mood has improved considerably. The security situation is getting better. There is greater stability,” he added. President Fattah played a key role in…

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MALI: WHO Sending More Experts to Contain Ebola

BAMAKO, OCTOBER 24, 2014(CISA) – The World Health Organization (WHO) said it was sending more experts to Mali to help contain the outbreak after the country confirmed its first case of Ebola. Mali became the sixth West African country to be affected by the outbreak after a two-year-old girl, who recently arrived from Guinea was diagnosed with Ebola on Thursday October 23. The girl’s mother died in Guinea a few weeks ago and the child was then brought by relatives to Mali. According to a statement from Mali’s health ministry the girl is being treated in the western town of Kayes…

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DRC: US Prelate Supports Bishops on Presidential Term

KINSHASA, OCTOBER 24, 2014(CISA)– Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines, United has asked the US state department to support efforts of the Congolese bishops who are opposing the suggested end to presidential term limits in the country. “As we are both painfully aware, Constitutions have been changed previously in other countries as a means to monopolize political power and a nation’s natural wealth,” Bishop Pates said in a letter to Ambassador Russ Feingold, the US Special Envoy to the African Great Lakes Region and the Democratic Republic of the Congo on October 16. “This political manoeuvre excludes political opposition and destroys…

Kamiti

KENYA: Prisons Chaplaincy Launches Life Skills Program for Youth

NAIROBI OCTOBER, 24, 2014 (CISA) – Kamiti Maximum Security Prison through the catholic chaplaincy office has launched ‘Life skills’ training program targeting youth in prisons. Speaking during the launch, Mrs Lillian Waweru, the Catholic chaplaincy prisons coordinator in Nairobi County said that the programme under the theme ‘A Transformed Life (ATL)’ would see the marginalized, less privileged, physically and mentally challenged youth in prisons train on basic life skills. “The objective of this program is to help offenders gain the skills they need in life in order to live a law-abiding lifestyle once their sentence is complete,” said Mrs Waweru. She…

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KENYA: Destitute Children leaving Institutions Need Life Skills, Conference says

NAIROBI OCTOBER, 24, 2014 (CISA) – A two day conference on reintegration of young people leaving care institution has resolved that impacting life skills in vulnerable children  has  more long term effect as compared to offering them capital. The conference was organized by Koinonia Advisory Research and Development Service (KARDS) at Shalom house in Nairobi and brought together stakeholders involved in child protection from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. “Experience has taught us that people easily integrate or associate by using different talents,” said Fr Paul Temu, director, Apostles of Jesus Technical Institute Lang’ata, Nairobi. “The same case we can’t talk of…

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UGANDA: Church Marks Golden Jubilee of Martyrs’ Canonization

KAMPALA, OCTOBER 21, 2014(CISA) – The Catholic Church in Uganda has celebrated 50 years since the 22 Uganda Martyrs were canonized at St Peter’s Basilica Rome by Pope Paul VI on Mission Sunday, 18 October 1964. Coincidentally, the beatification ceremony of Pope Paul VI took place the following day on October 19 at the conclusion of the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family in Rome. According to Vatican Radio the function which was held in Lubaga Cathedral, Kampala, Uganda started with a congress that was followed by a Holy Mass. It was led by the Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda, Archbishop…

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UGANDA: No Fresh Cases of Marburg Virus State says

KAMPALA, OCTOBER 21, 2014(CISA)- Uganda health officials have said that all suspected cases of the Ebola like Marburg virus had tested negative and those held in isolation have been released. A 30 year old medical technician died from Marburg on September 28, 11 days after falling ill in a Kampala hospital where he worked, sparking alarm. “At the moment there are no new cases reported or suspected,” senior health ministry official Issa Makumbi told AFP on Tuesday October 21. Five people placed in isolation earlier this month had all been cleared and released, he added. The Marburg virus is one…

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LIBERIA: West Africa Could Lose a Whole Generation President Sirleaf says

MONROVIA, OCTOBER 21, 2014(CISA)– President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has asked for more support to help tackle Ebola saying West Africa is at risk of losing an entire generation to the disease. “Across West Africa, a generation of young people risk being lost to an economic catastrophe as harvests are missed, markets are shut and borders are closed,” the Nobel Peace Prize laureate said in a “Letter to the World” broadcast by the BBC on Sunday October 19. “The virus has been able to spread so rapidly because of the insufficient strength of the emergency, medical and military services that remain…

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VATICAN: Pope Beatifies Paul VI at Closing Mass for the Synod

VATICAN CITY, OCTOBER 17, 2014(CISA)– Pope Francis on Sunday October 19 beatified Pope Paul VI, while celebrating the Closing Mass for the Extraordinary Synod on the Family. In his homily the pontiff described Pope Paul VI as a “great Pope,” a “courageous Christian” and a “tireless apostle” reported Vatican Radio. Pope Francis noted that it was Pope Paul VI who established the Synod of Bishops. “When we look to this great Pope,” he said we cannot but say in the sight of God a word as simple as it is heartfelt and important: thanks!  Thank you, our dear and beloved…