Tororo, Uganda: Archbishop Emeritus James Odongo has Died
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Tororo, Uganda: Archbishop Emeritus James Odongo has Died

Archbishop Emeritus of Tororo James Odongo, 89, has passed on today at Nsambya Hospital. Uganda Episcopal Conference Secretary-General Msgr John Baptist  Kauta has confirmed. James Odongo was the fourth African Bishop in Uganda and the first African Bishop of Tororo Diocese. He was also the first African chair of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in…

Cameroon: ‘Only Federated State Will Bring Stability’ – Cardinal Tumi
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Cameroon: ‘Only Federated State Will Bring Stability’ – Cardinal Tumi

Cameroon needs to return to the federal system of government to bring an end to the protracted Anglophone crisis that has resulted in the death of thousands of people and the displacement of hundreds of thousands, the Cardinal in Central African nation has said. In an interview with Radio France International (RFI) published Wednesday, December 2,…

Basankusu, DR Congo: Space of Remembrance
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Basankusu, DR Congo: Space of Remembrance

Bishop Joseph Mokobe has inaugurated a “Space of Remembrance” in memory of his three predecessors, namely, Bishop Gerard Wantenaar (1924-1951), Bishop Willem van Kester (1952-1974), and Bishop Ignace Matondo Kwa Nzambi (1975-1998).  He talked with emotion praising the nature of their commitment to the Diocese.  He admired their enthusiasm, simple lifestyle and their zeal for…

Liturgical Inculturation in Congo Shows Gifts of the Spirit – Pope Francis
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Liturgical Inculturation in Congo Shows Gifts of the Spirit – Pope Francis

The Zaire Use is an inculturated Mass formally approved in 1988 for the dioceses of what was then known as the Republic of Zaire, now called the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in central Africa.  The only inculturated Eucharistic celebration approved after the Second Vatican Council, it was developed following a call for adaptation of the liturgy in “Sacrosanctum…

Homa Bay, Kenya: New Bishop Appointed
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Homa Bay, Kenya: New Bishop Appointed

Aged 58, Fr. Odiwa was ordained a Clergy of Homabay in July 1993. The alumnus of the Rome-based Urbaniana University from where he obtained his Doctorate in Canon Law completed his formation program in Theology at St. Matthias Mulumba, Tindinyo in Kenya. In his 27 years of Priesthood, the Bishop-elect served as the Vicar General…

Advent Retreat: God is with You
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Advent Retreat: God is with You

Welcome to this year’s Advent retreat in collaboration with Sacred Space, written by Gemma Simmonds CJ.  Do you know that God is with you? After a year of challenges, changes, suffering, isolation and social distancing, perhaps there’s never been a more important time to reflect on the Incarnation; to reflect on God’s incredible plan to…