April 25, 2015

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    KENYA: Mother Earth Network, KFS Plant Trees to Mark International Day of Forests

    NAIROBI MARCH 24, 2015(CISA)-The Franciscans Mother Earth Network and Kenya Forest Service- a government organization mandated to take care of forests in Kenya in collaboration with other stakeholders came together to plant trees on March 21 to mark the international Day of Forests. Speaking during the celebrations at Ngong Forest Primary School, Fr Herman Borg, Chairman Mother Earth Network urged the participants to take forest conservation issues more serious. “We should all actively participate in tree planting to promote sustainable development of our country, trees will give us good climate, quality air, good harvest and improved economic development,” said Fr…

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    Religious Education an Integral Part of Our Value System, says Bishop

    NAIROBI, MARCH 24, 2015(CISA) – Bishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba Chairman, Kenya Conference of  Catholic Bishops – Commission for Education and Religious Education has said that religious education is an integral part of our value system and must continue to be taught in our schools. In a press statement sent to CISA on March 23, Bishop Muhatia said suggestions made on a national TV by one, Harrison Mumia, who purports to be an atheist, that Religious Education ought to be abolished are “ludicrous, absurd,  ill-thought and in bad taste.” “The suggestions… wrongly deliberately downplays the important role that religious education plays…

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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…

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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…

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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…