SOUTH AFRICA: Bishops Raise Concern over Unemployment Crisis in Nation

JOHANNESBURG AUGUST 22, 2017(CISA)-Southern Africa Catholic Bishops Conference (SACCB), Justice and Peace Commission has called on the government to convene a job summit to discuss the nation’s unemployment crisis. “We are deeply worried about the levels of retrenchment and unemployment in our country. All the sectors of our economy are shedding jobs and expanding the […]

KENYA: Be Instruments of Integrity, Catholic Schools Principals Urged

NAIROBI AUGUST 22, 2017(CISA) – Bishop Philip Anyolo, Chairman, Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has urged Catholic educators to be leaders of integrity in and out of their schools. Bishop Anyolo was speaking today when he presided over the official opening of the Catholic Schools Principals’ Association (CASPA-Kenya) 4th Annual Conference held at the Catholic University […]

NIGERIA: Bishops Urge Clergy and Faithful of Ahiara Diocese to Obey the Pope

ABUJA AUGUST 25, 2017 (CISA) – The Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Owerri have called on the priests, religious and lay faithful of Ahiara Diocese to comply with Pope Francis’ directive, accept Bishop Peter Okpaleke as their bishop, and prepare for his installation. “We… earnestly call on all the priests, religious and laity of […]

KENYA: Country Goes to Polls

NAIROBI AUGUST 8, 2017 (CISA) – Kenyans have today gone to the polls to elect new leaders in national and county governments. The national-level elections include races for president, members of the National Assembly, and the Senate. County-level races include those for governor (47) and members of County Assemblies (in 1450 wards). Polling in majority […]

RWANDA: Polls open in Country’s General Election

KIGALI AUGUST 4, 2017 (CISA) – Rwandan voters are today casting their ballots in a presidential election that incumbent President Paul Kagame is widely expected to win. The incumbent Paul Kagame leading the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) will be facing two other contenders, Frank Habineza of the Democratic Green Party and Philippe Mpanyimana, an independent candidate. At least […]

UGANDA: Anglican Archbishop to Boycott Global meeting over Gay Rights Reforms

KAMPALA AUGUST 4, 2017 (CISA) –  Anglican Archbishop Stanley Ntagali of Kampala, has said that he will not attend the next meeting of Anglican leaders citing the gradual acceptance of same-sex marriage by the church. In an interview with the BBC Archbishop Ntagali, said he was not prepared to engage with people who took “an unbiblical view of marriage.” He […]