Uganda: Foot Pilgrims to Namugongo Set off Again after Two Year Break
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Uganda: Foot Pilgrims to Namugongo Set off Again after Two Year Break

This year, Fort Portal Diocese shall animate the Liturgy on Martyrs day at Namugongo and the preparations are ongoing in high gear. Pilgrims from Fort Portal the Diocese that is charged with responsibilities to organized and animate the liturgy for this year’s celebrations and other Dioceses in Uganda, have started the pilgrimage to Namugongo Martyrs…

Anna Qabale Duba: Kenyan Nurse Wins Prestigious Award
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Anna Qabale Duba: Kenyan Nurse Wins Prestigious Award

Duba lost many family members, which inspired her to study nursing. “Many lives would have been saved if there were health facilities. I lost many family members. That inspired me to want to help my people,” said Duba. She also has campaigned against harmful cultural practices such as female genital mutilation, or circumcision, and early…

Authorisation for Non-Clerics to be Major Superiors in Certain Cases – Pope Francis
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Authorisation for Non-Clerics to be Major Superiors in Certain Cases – Pope Francis

Pope Francis has authorised the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated and Societies of Apostolic Life to grant dispensations that would allow non-clerics to hold the office of Major Superior in some cases. The Holy Father did so in a rescript promulgated on Wednesday, concerning the possibility of a dispensation from Canon 588 §2 of the…

Pope Francis on Saint Charles de Foucauld: ‘Focus on his Joy’
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Pope Francis on Saint Charles de Foucauld: ‘Focus on his Joy’

Speaking off-the-cuff, the Pope said Charles de Foucauld’s spirituality helped him personally when he was studying theology. “He helped me overcome my crises and find a more simple, less Pelagian path of Christian life which is closer to the Lord.” The Pope concluded his speech by inviting the group to focus on St. Charles’ joy,…

Basankusu, DR Congo: Bishop Mokobe Opens Fledgling  Mill Hill Missionary Parish
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Basankusu, DR Congo: Bishop Mokobe Opens Fledgling Mill Hill Missionary Parish

On Sunday May 15th, 2022 his Lordship Bishop Joseph Mokobe Ndjoku presided at the official opening of St. JPII Quasi-Parish Ndeke,  the first one out of 20. This portion of the local Church has 26 basic communities comprising 8 schools. People from several tribes are here: Mongo, Mongando, Ngombe, Swahili speaking people, etc. The Quasi-Parish…

Pope Francis to Mission Societies Gathered in Lyon: Proclaim with your Lives  the Gratuitous Love of God
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Pope Francis to Mission Societies Gathered in Lyon: Proclaim with your Lives the Gratuitous Love of God

“In this special year you have gathered in Lyon, the city where the Pontifical Missionary Societies originated and where the beatification of Pauline Jaricot, will be celebrated,” writes Pope Francis in a message to members of the Pontifical Mission Societies who are marking a series of anniversaries including the 200 years from the foundation of…

Synodality South Africa: Focus on Broken Families
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Synodality South Africa: Focus on Broken Families

“Several themes have been raised. The first is marriage and family life. We need to stabilize family life; we need to repair broken families. If we don’t do that, the unhappiness tends to perpetuate itself in the children in those families”, Archbishop Tlhagale told ACI Africa during the Wednesday, May 11 interview. He added, “It’s…

Charles de Foucauld: Monk – Missionary Part 2
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Charles de Foucauld: Monk – Missionary Part 2

In the run-up to the forthcoming canonisation of Charles de Foucauld on May 15th I was asked to write an article on his influence on missionary thinking, spirituality and practice for the Dutch language periodical Tijdschrift voor Geestelijk Leven. What follows is a two part translation into English. F.E. Personal experience. Like most missionaries of my…

Charles de Foucauld: Monk-Missionary Part  1
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Charles de Foucauld: Monk-Missionary Part 1

In the run-up to the forthcoming canonisation of Charles de Foucauld on May 15th I was asked to write an article on his influence on missionary thinking, spirituality and practice for the Dutch language periodical Tijdschrift voor Geestelijk Leven. What follows is a two part translation into English. F.E. Charles de Foucauld – Monk-Missionary In…

Mamfe, Cameroon: ‘I Come in Peace, I Come with Hope’ – Bishop Fondong Abangalo
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Mamfe, Cameroon: ‘I Come in Peace, I Come with Hope’ – Bishop Fondong Abangalo

I have been appointed Bishop of Mamfe during a very difficult moment in the history of Cameroon,” Fondong Abangalo said on May 5. “Many would have loved to be part of this celebration, but because of the fear of the unknown, they prefer to stay back. There is no doubt that the territory of the…

Kinshasa, DR Congo: ‘Hope is the Response’ Initiative
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Kinshasa, DR Congo: ‘Hope is the Response’ Initiative

L’espoir est la Réponse (EER) Hope is the Response This is an initiative (An NGO) I decided to create after being here in the Democratic Republic of Congo for almost three years. I arrived here in February 2020 and ever since, I have been serving in a very challenging mission. Therefore: Hope is the Response,…