Kisumu, Kenya: Franciscan Sisters of St Anne Extend Apostolate to Tanzania
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Kisumu, Kenya: Franciscan Sisters of St Anne Extend Apostolate to Tanzania

A congregation of women religious of the order of St. Francis headquartered in Kenya’s Kisumu Archdiocese has extended its apostolate to the East African country of Tanzania in addition to its presence in Ethiopia, responding to the needs of the people at the grassroots who require “pastoral care, education and medical care.” Last week, the Franciscan Sisters…

South Sudan: Sant’Egidio Facilitates End to Hostilities and Humanitarian Access
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South Sudan: Sant’Egidio Facilitates End to Hostilities and Humanitarian Access

In the Rome Declaration, the signatories acknowledge efforts made by global leaders of Christians churches as well as church leaders in their country saying they are “humbled by the relentless spiritual and moral appeal for peace, reconciliation and fraternity.” Specifically, the leaders express their appreciation for “Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Former…

Uganda: The Potent Communicative Power of Music
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Uganda: The Potent Communicative Power of Music

For the Ugandan survivors of a landslide who are relocated to a faraway camp, for example, music becomes the most effective mode of communication. That’s because music can play a dual role: it entertains while at the same time passing on specific messages to listeners. And due to its ability to use metaphors, music communicates on…

‘The Bible is the Book of the Lord’s People’ – Pope Francis Announcing Sunday of the Word of God
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‘The Bible is the Book of the Lord’s People’ – Pope Francis Announcing Sunday of the Word of God

In his letter, Pope Francis wrote, “A day devoted to the Bible should not be seen as a yearly event but rather a yearlong event, for we urgently need to grow in our knowledge and love of the Scriptures and of the risen Lord, who continues to speak his word and to break bread in…

Holy Land: Visiting and Supporting the Local Christian Communities
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Holy Land: Visiting and Supporting the Local Christian Communities

This annual visit was set up over 20 years ago at the invitation of the Holy See with the aim of visiting and supporting the Holy Land’s local Christian communities as they experience the political and socio-economic realities of living in Israel and Palestine. During their stay, the bishops will be based in Ramallah with…

Africa: What Hope for Peace in 2020 ? – A View from Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa
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Africa: What Hope for Peace in 2020 ? – A View from Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa

“The impetus for change is often really in the hands of those on the margins and we need to gather alongside the marginalized and together find strategies for change. This is also my hope for this year. That we will nurture small but feisty and strong-minded people determined to shape a better life for all…

Cameroon: Revitalising the Episcopal Conference
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Cameroon: Revitalising the Episcopal Conference

“We need an Episcopal Conference where cultural diversity is an asset and not a hindrance to its growth,” Bishop Bayemi said, adding that he envisages a forum holding “high the values of our particular Church, that brings a response of faith to the men and women of our time.” He looks forward to a Bishops’…

Sant’Egidio Lay Catholic Association in Peace Mediation for South Sudan
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Sant’Egidio Lay Catholic Association in Peace Mediation for South Sudan

With the countdown to the possible formation of South Sudan’s unity government into the last full month after the latest 100-day extension, a group of opposition leaders is currently in Rome for a meeting under the auspices of Sant’Egidio Catholic community, a lay Catholic association dedicated to the provision of social services and arbitrating conflicts,…

Nairobi, Kenya: First Lay VC Takes Office at Tangaza University College
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Nairobi, Kenya: First Lay VC Takes Office at Tangaza University College

“I receive with gratitude this symbol of the Tangaza University College Educating Community,” Prof. Wang’ombe said while receiving the mace of power and added, “I am mindful that with it, I receive the fruit of the faith, love, dedication and professional expertise of generations of students, educators, sponsors and indeed the leadership of this College…

Vintage Pope Francis: Love Expressed in Significant Small Gestures
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Vintage Pope Francis: Love Expressed in Significant Small Gestures

Pope Francis on Family Life: “Please, Thank You, Forgive Me”. Love rarely requires grand gestures. It is most eloquently expressed in small gestures A commercial with a difference:

DR Congo: Cardinal Ambongo Warns Against Danger of Balkanisation
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DR Congo: Cardinal Ambongo Warns Against Danger of Balkanisation

In his address to journalists at the press conference, Cardinal Ambongo revealed, “There is a balkanization plan that is already underway.” According to the Congolese Church leader, the balkanization plan “concerns the eastern part of the country. There is even a mode of operation in Ituri-Bunia, Butembo-Beni and Rutshuru-Minembwe.” As a way forward, the Archbishop…

Missionaries Killed in 2019
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Missionaries Killed in 2019

In the wake of the Extraordinary Missionary Month of October 2019 lived by Catholic communities at all latitudes, which was also an opportunity to rediscover the figures of many witnesses of the faith of the local Churches who spent their lives for the Gospel in the most diverse contexts and situations, Agenzia Fides continues its…