Synodality – A Reflection by  Fr Guido Gockel MHM
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Synodality – A Reflection by Fr Guido Gockel MHM

THE ROAD TOGETHER On Oct. 10, 2021, Pope Francis formally opened the “Synod 2021-2023”.Some of you may well wonder what this is all about. What is a synod? The Church’s governing structure is pyramidal, which means that the Pope is the head, followed by the cardinals as the next rank, then the bishops, and priests….

Pakistan: ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly’ – Cardinal Joseph Coutts
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Pakistan: ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly’ – Cardinal Joseph Coutts

Though Cardinal Joseph Coutts retired from his role as Archbishop of Karachi earlier this year, he continues being a strong voice in favor of the Pakistan’s minorities – both Christians and Hindus. But he’s also a man who loves his country, recognizing that in Pakistan one can find “the good, the bad, and the ugly,”…

Malindi, Kenya: Pastoral Visit Bishop Lagho to Parish of Witu-Kipini
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Malindi, Kenya: Pastoral Visit Bishop Lagho to Parish of Witu-Kipini

BISHOP LAGHO CONCLUDES VISIT TO KIPINI ZONE. Rt. Rev. Willybard Lagho has concluded a two-day visit to Kipini Zone undertaken during his 3-day Pastoral Visit to St. Joseph Freinademetz Parish, Witu-Kipini in the Central Deanery of Catholic Diocese of Malindi. Witu-Kipini Parish, one of the most expansive parishes in the Diocese, comprises Witu and Kipini…

Young Mill Hill Missionaries East Africa Area Meet in Malindi
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Young Mill Hill Missionaries East Africa Area Meet in Malindi

YOUNG MEMBERS MEETING HELD FROM 5TH-7TH IN  MALINDI DIOCESE Day One: 5th October 2021; Recollection: The Eucharist The meeting begun by a recollection facilitated by Fr. Muli Ambrose of the Catholic Diocese of Malindi. Father Ambrose Muli guided the members to reflect on the centrality of the Eucharist in the life of the priest. He…

Malindi, Kenya: Bishop Inaugurates Synodal Process
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Malindi, Kenya: Bishop Inaugurates Synodal Process

Dearest people of God in Malindi Diocese,Greetings from St Joseph Freinademetz (Witu-Kipini) Parish. Today I am solemnly announcing the start of Malindi Diocese Synod process by this decree. The Diocesan synod deliberations is part of the universal synod process that has already been opened with a solemn Mass on October 10, 2021 by Our Holy…

DR Congo: When Insecurity Translates into Persecution
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DR Congo: When Insecurity Translates into Persecution

According to the Local Ordinary of Bukavu, seven Parishes, a school, a health center and a Convent were attacked between March and October 2021, in the towns of Karhale, Ciherano, Burhiba, Cahi, Nyamugo, Kadutu, Kanyamulande, Mugogo and Cirirri, the last of these having been attacked last week, on October 6.  “The consequences of all these…

Cameroon Conflict: Bishop of Buea Protests Murder of Young Girl by Policeman
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Cameroon Conflict: Bishop of Buea Protests Murder of Young Girl by Policeman

of The murder of a young female pupil by a policeman in Cameroon is shocking and frighting, a Catholic Bishop in the Central African nation who saw the lifeless body of the “six- year-old” girl has said. On Thursday, October 14, a policeman reportedly opened fire on a car the girl was traveling in Cameroon’s…

Malakal, South Sudan: Women Peacemakers Step into the Fray
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Malakal, South Sudan: Women Peacemakers Step into the Fray

The hyper-local peace initiatives represented by the Women’s Union andthe Peace Committee are a step towards creating the conditions forreconciliation. “The workshops and meetings have borne some fruit,even if it’s still very little,” said Gong, the Shilluk chief. But valuable though local engagement is, it takes time to healdivisions that run as deep as those…