ZAMBIA: Churches to Monitor Presidential By-election

LUSAKA, DECEMBER 2, 2014(CISA) – Four Christian organizations in Zambia have formed a Christian Churches’ Monitoring Group (CCMG) to monitor presidential by-elections scheduled for January 20, 2015. “CCMG will focus on the management of election results knowing that this has often been one of the most contentious areas whenever elections are held,” said Fr Cleophas […]

RWANDA: Pope Names New Bishop of Gikongoro

KIGALI DECEMBER 2, 2014(CISA)-Pope Francis has named Bishop Celestin Hazikimana as the new bishop for the Catholic diocese of Gikongoro in Southern Rwanda, the country’s press agency reported. Bishop Hazikimana replaces the late His Eminence Augustin Misago who died in 2012. Gikongoro’s new bishop was born in Kigali on August 14 1963. Prior to his […]

CAR: Kidnapped Polish Catholic Missionary Freed

BABOUA, NOVEMBER, 28, 2014, (CISA) – A polish missionary amongst 16 hostages abducted by Muslim rebels from the Central African Republic (CAR) on October 12 has been freed after two months in captivity. “A special operation by Cameroonian defence and security forces permitted the liberation of 15 Cameroonian hostages… as well as the Polish priest […]