KENYA: Archdiocese Celebrates Imposition of Pallium on Archbishop Muheria

NYERI SEPTEMBER 19, 2017(CISA) – The Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri, on Saturday September 16, celebrated the imposition of the Pallium on Most Rev Anthony Muheria who was installed Archbishop on June 17, 2017. Archbishop Daniel Balvo, the Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya and South Sudan formally vested Archbishop Muheria with the Pallium in a ceremony attended by […]

Zambia, Uganda and Malawi Renew Efforts to End Child Marriage

CISA SEPTEMBER 19, 2017(CISA) – Three African heads of state have pledged to support efforts in ending child marriage in Africa by 2030. Presidents Edgar Lungu of Zambia,Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and Peter Mutharika of Malawi said that they were committed towards ending child marriage completely in Africa, reported African News Network. “We cannot harvest the […]

LESOTHO: Christian Council Urges Government, Opposition to Observe Rule of Law

MASERU, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017(CISA) – The Christian Council of Lesotho (CCL) has called on the government, the opposition and the general public to observe the rule of law to ensure peace and stability in the country. In a statement on September 12, the council warned against media polarization, saying this had contributed to the current climate […]

MALAWI: Archbishop Ziyaye Urges Catholic Youth to be Exemplary

SALIMA SEPTEMBER 15, 2017(CISA) – Archbishop Tarcisius Ziyaye of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lilongwe has urged the Catholic youth in the country to be ‘the light and salt of their society’, and called on them to be conversant with Catholic Social Teaching. “I encourage you, brothers and sisters, to use your Christian conscience properly to avoid […]

VATICAN: Freed Indian Priest Fr Tom Meets Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY SEPTEMBER 15, 2017(CISA) – Pope Francis on September 13 met Fr Tom Uzhunnalil, a day after his release from captivity. According to the Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, the Pope welcomed Fr Uzhunnalil, an Indian Salesian priest, at his residence, the Domus Sanctae Marthae. Arriving before Pope Francis, the Salesian knelt before him and kissed […]

BURUNDI: Catholic Bishops Call for Inclusive Dialogue

BUJUMBURA SEPTEMBER 15, 2017(CISA)-The Catholic Bishops Conference of Burundi (CECAB) has called on Burundians to engage in inclusive dialogue to prevent further bloodshed in the nation. In a communiqué released on September 10, the bishops noted that Burundians had suffered so much from war casualties and no responsible citizen should accept that the country plunges […]

KENYA: Put Your House in Order before Holding another Election, Religious Council Tells IEBC

NAIROBI SEPTEMBER 12, 2017(CISA) – Interreligious Council of Kenya (IRC) has called upon the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to ensure that it puts its house in order before conducting the October 17 fresh Presidential Elections. “IEBC should focus on the coming elections by ensuring that they put their house in order first. Do not […]

S SUDAN: Current political situation challenges pastoral plans, Archbishop Lukudu Says

JUBA SEPTEMBER 12, 2017(CISA)-The current political and economical situation gives Catholic Church a challenge to plan pastoral activities, the President of the South Sudan’s Catholic Bishops Conference has said. Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro was speaking during the opening of the South Sudan Catholic Bishops’ meeting in Juba on September 11 and stressed that the conflict […]