March 27, 2015


    KENYA: Catholic Diocese of Kakamega gets New Bishop

    KAKAMEGA, MARCH 13, 2015(CISA) – Bishop Joseph Obanyi was on Saturday March 7 ordained for the Catholic diocese of Kakamega. The colourful ceremony was presided over by the outgoing bishop of Kakamega, Philip Sulumeti and attended by thousands of faithful at Bukhungu stadium. “I am retiring in Kakamega. From today I will refer to you as my father and promise to respect and be obedient to you,” Bishop Sulumeti 77 told the incoming bishop. Bishop Sulumeti urged his successor to learn the Luhya language to make it easy for him to communicate with his flock. “….Dear brother Joseph Obanyi learn…


    MALAWI: Bishops Deliver Aid to Flood Victims

    THYOLO, MARCH 13, 2015(CISA) – Malawi bishops are making solidarity visits to flood-hit areas to deliver aid items to those affected. The floods which occurred in January have displaced more than 230,000 from their homes mostly in the country’s southern and central regions. During the visits representatives from each of Malawi’s eight dioceses delivered money, clothes, food, and non-food items valued at 1 billion Malawian kwachas, or $2.2 million. The aid was collected from Catholic parishes and institutions across the country reported CNA. “We commend the oneness and unity in joy and tribulation which the Catholic Church in Malawi has…


    KENYA: Church Launches Catholic Education Institutions Association

    NAIROBI, MARCH 13, 2015(CISA) –The Catholic Church in Kenya has today launched the Catholic Private Education Institutions Association (CaPEIA) that is aimed at bringing all Catholic private institutions together. “We as Catholics want to pool our resources, bring together our institutions so that with unity we can better promote the mission, vision of the Catholic Church in this country especially in the area of education,” said Bishop Maurice Makumba, chairman of the Commission for Education and Religious education. He was speaking at the end of the Catholic Private Educational Institutions Director and Head teachers Conference held at the Catholic University of…

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S SUDAN: Peace talks suspended with no any deal

ADDIS ABABA, MARCH 6, 2015(CISA) –Peace talks between South Sudan’s government and rebels adjourned on March 6 and there was no date set for the next meeting, an IGAD mediation official said in a statement. Earlier Peace talks between South Sudan’s Government and rebels were extended to March 6 after the warring leaders President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar failed to meet an IGAD peace deadline of March 5. According to the roadmap issued last month, talks were to have been completed by 5 March, with the goal of a transitional government by April. East African intergovernmental body (IGAD), which had organised…


LIBERIA: The Country awaits to be Declared Ebola Free

MONROVIA, MARCH 6, 2015(CISA) – Sister Barbara Brillant head of the Catholic Church’s Ebola Response team said there is optimism for the nation to eliminate the deadly disease. The last Ebola patient in Liberia was released from hospital on March 5 and there are currently no fresh cases of the disease in the country. Sister Brillant said that Liberia can begin to count up to 42 days to be declared Ebola free in keeping with World Health Organization protocols and standards, reported Vatican Radio. The American missionary who has served in Liberia for about 40 years warned against signs of complacency in…


GABON: Bishops Appeal for Peace among citizens

LIBREVILLE, MARCH 6, 2015(CISA) – Archbishop Basile Mvé Engone of the Archdiocese of Libreville told the congregation that all Gabonese must learn to welcome each other with respect, acknowledging that the other is richness, a companion, a brother, a sister, a friend and not an enemy. Speaking at the national Mass for peace, Archbishop Mvé Engone said: “When we gather here, our differences will not disappear overnight. However by gathering in faith, we demonstrate our mutual respect for each other and our yearning for peace.” “Accept the other with his or her ideas and beliefs. This is the starting point for…


NIGERIA: Bishops collaborate to support Refugees fleeing Boko Haram

ABUJA, MARCH 6, 2015(CISA) – The Episcopal conferences of Nigeria and Cameroon have initiated a partnership through which they will assist thousands of Nigerian refugees who fled to Cameroon to flee from Boko Haram’s continued attacks and violence. According to Vatican Radio, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), revealed this during a press conference held at the end of the plenary assembly of the Bishops of Nigeria. Archbishop Kaigama explained that the Nigeria’s federal government has joined the efforts of the Catholic Church in assisting Nigerian refugees in Cameroon. He also disclosed that the Nigeria’s…