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 […]

CAR: Cardinal Nzapalainga Calls for Religious Unity to End Violence

BANGUI SEPTEMBER 8, 2017(CISA) – Cardinal Dieudonné Nzapalainga, Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Bangui has called on Muslims and Christians to work together for peace. “Our aim is to have a united Central Africa, where Christians and Muslims live in peace,” said Cardinal Nzapalainga September 6 during the launch of Central African Religious Confessions Platform (CARCP). […]

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 […]

KENYA: Religious Leaders warn Politicians not to Plunge Country into Chaos

NAIROBI AUGUST 4, 2017 (CISA) – Religious leaders, under the Multi-Sectoral Forum have urged politicians to respect the decision of voters and not resort to protests in next week’s general elections. The religious leaders were speaking August 3, following a meeting at ACK Guest House in Nairobi, where they delivered what they termed “a final message to Kenyans before […]

NIGERIA: Live your Faith to Win Country for Christ, Cardinal Onaiyekan tells Faithful

OGOJA AUGUST 1, 2017 (CISA) – John Cardinal Onaiyekan of the Catholic Archdiocese of has called on the nation’s Catholics to win their country for Christ by proactively practicing the Faith. The Cardinal was speaking last week in Oguja, where he urged the faithful to redouble evangelization efforts through peaceful persuasion and win souls through the example […]