August 22, 2014

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    VATICAN: Pope Announces Theme of Next World Day of Peace

    VATICAN CITY, AUGUST, 22, 2014(CISA) - Pope Francis has announced the theme for the 48th World Day of Peace. The theme of the January 01, 2015 event will be “Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters,” the second of the papacy of Pope Francis. According to Zenit, the Pope said many people think that slavery is a thing of the past yet it is a social plague that remains all too real in today’s world. Last year’s message, “Fraternity, the Foundation and Pathway to Peace” was dedicated to brotherhood, which was interpreted to mean being children of God gives all human beings equal dignity as…

  • VATICAN Pope Phones Parents of Murdered American Journalist

    VATICAN: Pope Phones Parents of Murdered American Journalist

    VATICAN CITY, AUGUST, 22, 2014(CISA)- Pope Francis on Thursday August 21 called the parents of James Foley, the American journalist who was killed by the Islamic State (IS). According to Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi, the Holy Father telephoned John and Diane Foley on Thursday evening, reported Zenit. IS posted a video showing the beheading of Mr Foley by a militant and this left the world horrified. According to the video, the murder was in retaliation to recent military action taken against the group by US. Another Journalist, Steven Sotloff is still held hostage by IS who have threatened to murder…

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    ZAMBIA:Religious Women Urged to celebrate their ‘Heroic work’

    LUSAKA, AUGUST 22, 2014(CISA)- Catholic Relief services (CRS) country representative Mr Dane Fredenburg on Wednesday August 20 called upon the religious women in Eastern and Central Africa to celebrate their heroic works in the region. Speaking at Andrews’ motel during the ongoing Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA) conference, Mr Fredenburg commended the religious women for their commitment and hard work adding that “there was power in meeting together to discuss developmental issues.” “The work that the sisters do is tremendous,” he said. “The opportunity in meeting together these few weeks is to celebrate the work that…

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    NIGERIA: Residents Flee as Boko Haram Capture Town

    YOBE, AUGUST, 22, 2014(CISA) Islamist terror group Boko Haram has seized Buni Yadi in Yobe, another town in north-eastern Nigeria while many of the residents flee from the violence to the state capital Damaturu. Buni Yadi is the latest state to fall into the armed group’s hands in the crisis-hit region, witnesses and a local official have said. Residents who fled the assault said attacks began late last month and the insurgents have since taken over the main government building, an indication of the group’s increasing territorial ambitions, reported Aljazeera. The AFP news agency said the group had reportedly raised their flag above…

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    KENYA: Counties must take Responsibility over Doctor’s Go-slow, Bishop Kariuki

    NAIROBI AUGUST 22, 2014(CISA)- Bishop Paul  Kariuki Njiru, Chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB), Catholic Health Commission of Kenya has called upon the county governments to take responsibility in handling the medical workers strike in the country by paying the medics their salaries. “The county government must take responsibility since health sector is now devolved. It is not good to listen to news that lives are lost in hospitals because of doctors’ strike,” said Bishop Njiru of the Catholic diocese of Embu. He added that the “call of doctors and nurses in the hospitals is greater than just their careers,…

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VATICAN-Pope-Announces-Theme-of-Next-World-Day-of-Peace

VATICAN: Pope Announces Theme of Next World Day of Peace

VATICAN CITY, AUGUST, 22, 2014(CISA) - Pope Francis has announced the theme for the 48th World Day of Peace. The theme of the January 01, 2015 event will be “Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters,” the second of the papacy of Pope Francis. According to Zenit, the Pope said many people think that slavery is a thing of the past yet it is a social plague that remains all too real in today’s world. Last year’s message, “Fraternity, the Foundation and Pathway to Peace” was dedicated to brotherhood, which was interpreted to mean being children of God gives all human beings equal dignity as…

VATICAN Pope Phones Parents of Murdered American Journalist

VATICAN: Pope Phones Parents of Murdered American Journalist

VATICAN CITY, AUGUST, 22, 2014(CISA)- Pope Francis on Thursday August 21 called the parents of James Foley, the American journalist who was killed by the Islamic State (IS). According to Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi, the Holy Father telephoned John and Diane Foley on Thursday evening, reported Zenit. IS posted a video showing the beheading of Mr Foley by a militant and this left the world horrified. According to the video, the murder was in retaliation to recent military action taken against the group by US. Another Journalist, Steven Sotloff is still held hostage by IS who have threatened to murder…

ZAMBIA-Religious-Women-Urged-to-celebrate-their-‘Heroic-work’

ZAMBIA:Religious Women Urged to celebrate their ‘Heroic work’

LUSAKA, AUGUST 22, 2014(CISA)- Catholic Relief services (CRS) country representative Mr Dane Fredenburg on Wednesday August 20 called upon the religious women in Eastern and Central Africa to celebrate their heroic works in the region. Speaking at Andrews’ motel during the ongoing Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA) conference, Mr Fredenburg commended the religious women for their commitment and hard work adding that “there was power in meeting together to discuss developmental issues.” “The work that the sisters do is tremendous,” he said. “The opportunity in meeting together these few weeks is to celebrate the work that…

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NIGERIA: Residents Flee as Boko Haram Capture Town

YOBE, AUGUST, 22, 2014(CISA) Islamist terror group Boko Haram has seized Buni Yadi in Yobe, another town in north-eastern Nigeria while many of the residents flee from the violence to the state capital Damaturu. Buni Yadi is the latest state to fall into the armed group’s hands in the crisis-hit region, witnesses and a local official have said. Residents who fled the assault said attacks began late last month and the insurgents have since taken over the main government building, an indication of the group’s increasing territorial ambitions, reported Aljazeera. The AFP news agency said the group had reportedly raised their flag above…

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KENYA: Counties must take Responsibility over Doctor’s Go-slow, Bishop Kariuki

NAIROBI AUGUST 22, 2014(CISA)- Bishop Paul  Kariuki Njiru, Chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB), Catholic Health Commission of Kenya has called upon the county governments to take responsibility in handling the medical workers strike in the country by paying the medics their salaries. “The county government must take responsibility since health sector is now devolved. It is not good to listen to news that lives are lost in hospitals because of doctors’ strike,” said Bishop Njiru of the Catholic diocese of Embu. He added that the “call of doctors and nurses in the hospitals is greater than just their careers,…

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USA: Aid Workers Recover from Ebola

ATLANTA, AUGUST 22, 2014(CISA) - Two American aid workers who contracted Ebola while working for Christian organizations in Liberia have been released from hospital after recovering from the deadly virus. Dr Kent Brantly’s a 33-year-old medical missionary for the Christian relief group Samaritan’s Purse said on Thursday August 21, that he was “thrilled to be alive” as doctors declared him virus-free and safe for release, reported Reuters. “Today is a miraculous day. I am thrilled to be alive, to be well and to be reunited with my family. As a medical missionary, I never imagined myself in this position.” he said….

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USA: Archbishop Calls for Calm in Ferguson

FERGUSON, AUGUST 21, 2014(CISA)-Archbishop of Saint Louis, Robert Carlson is calling on Catholics to work for peace as protests continue in the town of Ferguson in the United States. The protests have rocked the town after subsequent shooting of two young black men in unclear circumstances by police officers. 18 year old Darren Wilson, was shot on August 9 while 25 year old Kajieme Powell, met his death August 19. In an interview with Vatican Radio, Archbishop Carlson outlined some of the ways the Church is responding to the crisis. He noted that the local parish has been a centre for…

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USA: Prayerful Catholic Journalist Beheaded

NEW YORK AUGUST 21, 2014(CISA)-A prayerful freelance Catholic journalist James Foley, who went missing more than a year ago, has reportedly been beheaded by militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), according to an unconfirmed video that surfaced online on Tuesday 19th. According to CNA, Prayer not only served as a source of strength for the journalist but is now a foundation for his family and community. Previously Foley had been detained for six weeks in Libya in 2011 .After his release he  wrote a letter to his alma mater, Marquette University, a Catholic university in Wisconsin,…

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S SUDAN: Bakhita Radio Told to Axe Political Programs

JUBA AUGUST 21, 2014(CISA)-The Catholic Church owned- Bakhita radio station in Juba that was raided by South Sudan security operatives on Saturday August 16 has been ordered by the government not to air political programs. The director of Bakhita Radio, Mr Albino Tokwaro, said most of the station’s programming is about religious and health issues – but its listeners are also very interested in politics and it will be hard to stop airing programs without some sort of political angle. “What is politics? The whole human being is political — whether you are in a church or you are not…

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KENYA: Hunger-stricken Counties Suffer Impact of Drought

NAIROBI, AUGUST 21, 2014(CISA) -Nine people in Samburu County have reportedly died due to hunger and several others mostly children and old people, are in critical condition as a result the ongoing drought. Majority of those who died had been left behind by their families in search of water and pasture for their livestock, reported The Star Newspaper. Last week Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) warned that over 2.1 million people in the country face the risk of death from starvation owing to poor crop yields. According to KRCS, the looming food security and malnutrition crisis is as a result of poor performance…

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ARGENTINA: President Conveys Condolences to Pope

BUENOS AIRES AUGUST 21 2014(CISA)-Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner on Wednesday August 20 expressed her condolences to Pope Francis for the tragic accident which claimed the lives of three of the pontiff’s family members in Argentina. According to The Vatican Press Office, President de Kirchner called the Pope to convey her “personal sorrow and that of the Argentinean people for the pontiff’s tragic loss,” reported Vatican Radio. On Tuesday August 18, The Director of the Holy See’s Press Office, Fr Federico Lombardi said the Pope was “profoundly saddened” after learning of the tragic death of his relatives in a…