Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: 18 – 25 January
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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: 18 – 25 January

Our spiritual well-being is as important as our physical well-being. In the past year both of these have been seriously challenged: the COVID-19 pandemic has caused us to be careful about our own health, taking precautions such as washing hands and wearing facemasks and maintaining social distance. Some of us have been ill or have…

Cameroon: Mill Hill Missionaries Gather in Assembly
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Cameroon: Mill Hill Missionaries Gather in Assembly

The Mill Hill Missionaries in Cameroon held their annual Society Assembly  at the Mill Hill Central House, Bamenda. The meeting  started on January 12th  and  concluded on  15th of January 2021. The 26 members who gathered for the Assembly, started their meeting with a day of Recollection led by Fr. Charles Senka, a Diocesan priest from Kumbo Diocese, reflecting on…

Sudan: Drenching Land of Nuba Mountains with Prayer
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Sudan: Drenching Land of Nuba Mountains with Prayer

Church leaders in Sudan have declared 2021 a year of prayer and thanksgiving after concluding celebrations to mark 100 years since Christian Missionaries first came to the Nuba Mountains in the North-eastern African countries. In a prayer guide covering 52 weeks of prayer, the Church leaders, including those from the Catholic Church invite Christians from…

Nakulondo Mpfumu: Lord, I want to follow you.
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Nakulondo Mpfumu: Lord, I want to follow you.

Lord I want to follow you if I am poor or rich! I want to follow you Son of God because your glory is wonderful! I want to follow you Son of God because your goodness is wonderful!

Uganda Elections: Multiple Calls for Peaceful Process
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Uganda Elections: Multiple Calls for Peaceful Process

“We may not have violence on election day itself. But depending on how the Uganda Electoral Commission handles the process of releasing election results – this is where the tensions will be.” Despite the seeming tension, the CJPC director says, “People are expected to go and vote, and voter slips are currently being issued to…

Cameroon: “My Night in Captivity’ – Cardinal Tumi Narrates
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Cameroon: “My Night in Captivity’ – Cardinal Tumi Narrates

Cameroon’s Cardinal who was freed after a night with his abductors last November has narrated his ordeal in a new book, Christian Cardinal Tumi’s memoir published under the title, “My Night in Captivity.” In an interview with ACI Africa Tuesday, January 12, the co-author of Cardinal Tumi’s memoir, Martin Jumbam said that it was important for the…

Father Walter Stifter MHM Has Died. RIP.
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Father Walter Stifter MHM Has Died. RIP.

It is with regret that we inform you of the death on the morning of the 12th day of January, 2021 at the age of 83 in the General Hospital of Brixen, Italy, of        Father Walter Stifter Mill Hill Missionary May he rest in peace Walter was born in the town of Weissenbach in the…

Singular Importance Zairean Rite Recognised
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Singular Importance Zairean Rite Recognised

But as the only inculturated form of the Eucharist after Vatican II, the Zaire Rite is hugely important. It essentially serves as a prophetic witness to Vatican II’s vision for greater liturgical adaptation, a vision that Roman authorities have largely suppressed. The point of liturgical inculturation is to support the “full and active participation” of…

Cameroon: St Joseph and Fratelli Tutti Source of Inspiration for Conference of  Bishops
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Cameroon: St Joseph and Fratelli Tutti Source of Inspiration for Conference of Bishops

“In our society today, we spend time shouting at each other, criticizing each other and we want to dominate others,” the Cameroonian Bishop noted, adding that St. Joseph challenges this reality, pointing “out the attitude of silence to better discern and embrace our fellow brothers and Sisters.” “We only discover St. Joseph in practice and…

Kenya, Uganda: Human Trafficking Returnees Tell Their Stories
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Kenya, Uganda: Human Trafficking Returnees Tell Their Stories

Juanita Ndagire was sure that she had a well-paying receptionist job waiting for her at a hotel in Dubai when she left home in Uganda in search for greener pastures. This was, however, a lie that the agents she was working with invented to sell her into slavery thousands of miles away from home. Arrangements…

Cameroon: Five People Dead in Suspected Separatist Attack near Mbengwi
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Cameroon: Five People Dead in Suspected Separatist Attack near Mbengwi

The convoy, consisting of five vehicles, was returning from Mbengwi, 450 km away from Cameroon’s capital city of Yaoundé, in Northwest region of the Central African country. So far, no group or persons has claimed responsibility for the attack; however, Cameroon’s secessionists are suspected, with similarities being drawn to an attack that was recorded in…

Uganda: Bishops Weigh in on Electoral Process
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Uganda: Bishops Weigh in on Electoral Process

Ahead of general elections in Uganda slated for January 14, Catholic Bishops in the country have, in their latest Pastoral Letter, highlighted 13 issues that “could taint the credibility of the electoral process and outcome of the polls if not addressed urgently.” In their Pastoral Letter sent to ACI Africa Tuesday, January 5, the members…