October 24, 2014

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    UGANDA: Church Marks Golden Jubilee of Martyrs’ Canonization

    KAMPALA, OCTOBER 21, 2014(CISA) – The Catholic Church in Uganda has celebrated 50 years since the 22 Uganda Martyrs were canonized at St Peter’s Basilica Rome by Pope Paul VI on Mission Sunday, 18 October 1964. Coincidentally, the beatification ceremony of Pope Paul VI took place the following day on October 19 at the conclusion of the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family in Rome. According to Vatican Radio the function which was held in Lubaga Cathedral, Kampala, Uganda started with a congress that was followed by a Holy Mass. It was led by the Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda, Archbishop…

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    UGANDA: No Fresh Cases of Marburg Virus State says

    KAMPALA, OCTOBER 21, 2014(CISA)- Uganda health officials have said that all suspected cases of the Ebola like Marburg virus had tested negative and those held in isolation have been released. A 30 year old medical technician died from Marburg on September 28, 11 days after falling ill in a Kampala hospital where he worked, sparking alarm. “At the moment there are no new cases reported or suspected,” senior health ministry official Issa Makumbi told AFP on Tuesday October 21. Five people placed in isolation earlier this month had all been cleared and released, he added. The Marburg virus is one…

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    LIBERIA: West Africa Could Lose a Whole Generation President Sirleaf says

    MONROVIA, OCTOBER 21, 2014(CISA)– President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has asked for more support to help tackle Ebola saying West Africa is at risk of losing an entire generation to the disease. “Across West Africa, a generation of young people risk being lost to an economic catastrophe as harvests are missed, markets are shut and borders are closed,” the Nobel Peace Prize laureate said in a “Letter to the World” broadcast by the BBC on Sunday October 19. “The virus has been able to spread so rapidly because of the insufficient strength of the emergency, medical and military services that remain…

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    VATICAN: Pope Beatifies Paul VI at Closing Mass for the Synod

    VATICAN CITY, OCTOBER 17, 2014(CISA)– Pope Francis on Sunday October 19 beatified Pope Paul VI, while celebrating the Closing Mass for the Extraordinary Synod on the Family. In his homily the pontiff described Pope Paul VI as a “great Pope,” a “courageous Christian” and a “tireless apostle” reported Vatican Radio. Pope Francis noted that it was Pope Paul VI who established the Synod of Bishops. “When we look to this great Pope,” he said we cannot but say in the sight of God a word as simple as it is heartfelt and important: thanks!  Thank you, our dear and beloved…

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    DR CONGO: Bishops Strongly Condemn Religious Attack in Lodja

    KINSHASA, OCTOBER, 17, 2014 (CISA) – Episcopal Conference of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (CENCO) has condemned the attack on two catholic priests. “It is unacceptable to blame the church personnel who, faithful to the hierarchy, exercise their pastoral ministry,” said a statement from CENCO. The two priests were attacked on Sunday October 12 in Lodja, 750 km north of Mbuji-Mayi capital of Kasai oriental, the same day a convent was damaged. The attack came after the priests reportedly read a Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference during Sunday Mass which criticized the proposed constitutional amendment that would…

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SOMALIA: Al Shabaab Civilian Attacks Response to Military Defeats, says Bishop

MOGADISHU OCTOBER 17, 2014(CISA) – Bishop Giorgio Bertin of the Catholic diocese of Djibouti and Apostolic Administrator of Mogadishu has said that Al-shabaab attacks on the civilian population are a response to military defeats. Speaking to Vatican Radio, the bishop said that the militants have withdrawn to rural areas while others have mingled among civilian population to avoid fighting the army directly. “Attacks against the civilian population are a response to military defeats .The different opponents to the present government, of federal union – Al-Shabaab and perhaps also others – of course they cannot fight directly against an army, and…

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LIBERIA: Bishop says Liberians ill-treated during Ebola Crisis

MONROVIA, OCTOBER 17, 2014(CISA) – Bishop Anthony Fallah Borwah of the Catholic diocese of Gbarnga has said that his people of Liberia are being treated like “scum” during the Ebola crisis. “As Bishop of my people I carry within my heart their wounds and pains every moment of life here,” he told The Time adding that “Liberians are also facing polygamy, unemployment, domestic violence and child trafficking.” Bishop Borwah said he had lost his spiritual director, Fr Miguel, of Spain, mentor and Dr Abraham Borbor, and prayer partner Tidi Dogba because of the Ebola virus. He said that because of the crisis in…

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KENYA: KNEC says all is Set for National Exams

NAIROBI, OCTOBER 16, 2014(CISA) – The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has said that adequate measures have been put in place to ensure the national examinations run smoothly. KNEC Chief Executive Officer Joseph Kivilu said that the 2014 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations will go on as planned and urged candidates to desist from malpractice. “Tough measures including a five-year jail term or a Sh2 million fine will be slapped on those found to have engaged in any malpractice,” Capital FM quoted Mr Kivilu as saying during a press briefing in…

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KENYA: Doctors Demand more Govt Response in Tackling Risk of Ebola

NAIROBI, OCTOBER 17, 2014(CISA) – Kenyan doctors have called on the government to put more effort to minimise the increasing risk of transmission of the Ebola disease. “We have to start preparing our healthcare system to be able to handle in case the first case arises,” said Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) Secretary General Dr Sultani Matendechero during a press briefing on Thursday October 17. Dr Matendechero lamented that despite the government forming a task force to handle the issue, none of their representatives have been included thus leaving them ‘in the dark’ over the goings on, reported…

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KENYA: Catholic Bishops Urge Ministry of Health to Come Clean on Tetanus Vaccine

NAIROBI, OCTOBER 16, 2014 (CISA) – Catholic Bishops have called on the government to come clean on the ongoing tetanus vaccine campaign by ensuring that the vials are tested and credible results released to Kenyans. Bishop Paul Kariuki Njiru, Chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) Catholic Health Commission of Kenya questioned why, “there was lack of public information and education about the Tetanus vaccine whereas other vaccination programmes such as Polio are always preceded by public awareness.” The bishop was addressing journalists at Waumini House in Westlands, Nairobi on Thursday October 16. “There is no clear rationale for the…