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…

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…

Interreligious Dialogue Path to Peace – CAR Cardinal
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Interreligious Dialogue Path to Peace – CAR Cardinal

“Interreligious dialogue is an indispensable path to peace building in the world today and deserves to be considered an absolute necessity and the deepest aspiration of the human race,” Cardinal Nzapalainga said. In his lecture titled, “Interreligious Dialogue at the Service of Peace for a New Humanism”, the Cardinal added that with the health crisis…

Uganda, Archbishop Kiwanuka Lote has Died.
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Uganda, Archbishop Kiwanuka Lote has Died.

Bishop Denis Kiwanuka Lote, the retired prelate who served as Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tororo, from 27 June 2007 until 2 January 2014 has passed on, the Uganda Episcopal Conference has confirmed. Bishop Lote who was born on 25 March 1938 in Kadumure Village, in present-day Pallisa District, in the Eastern Region…

Basankusu, DR Congo: Bishop Joseph Mokobe Ndjoku Pays Tribute to Fr Harry Reusen
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Basankusu, DR Congo: Bishop Joseph Mokobe Ndjoku Pays Tribute to Fr Harry Reusen

In a letter addressed to Fr John Kirwan MHM, Bishop Joseph Mokobe Njoku writes: Good evening, dear Father John and thank you for your message about the death of our dear Father Harry REUSEN, mhm. You warned us about it. This sad news reached us from Kinshasa yesterday, in the afternoon, by a telephone call…

Mamfe, Cameroon: Ordination of Bishop-Elect Mons. Aloysius Fondong Abangalo Scheduled
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Mamfe, Cameroon: Ordination of Bishop-Elect Mons. Aloysius Fondong Abangalo Scheduled

The Episcopal Ordination of the Bishop-elect for Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese has been scheduled to take place on the first Thursday in May. The Apostolic Administrator of Mamfe Diocese, Archbishop Andrew Nkea, announced the date of the consecration of Mons. Aloysius Fondong Abangalo in a Monday, March 28 statement. Pope Francis appointed him Bishop on February 22.  “The Bishop Elect of…

Kisumu, Kenya: Installation Archbishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba
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Kisumu, Kenya: Installation Archbishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba

Mentioning his predecessors in the Archdiocese, he said, “I make mention of Reverend Philip Sulumeti, the first African Bishop of Kisumu. I make mention of the most reverend Zacchaeus Okoth, the first Archbishop of Kisumu; and I make mention of the most Reverend Philip Anyolo, the second Archbishop of Kisumu and my immediate predecessor.” The…

Cameroon: A Bishop’s Experience of the ‘Smell of the Sheep’ in Trying Conditions
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Cameroon: A Bishop’s Experience of the ‘Smell of the Sheep’ in Trying Conditions

“As I passed Batibo town, these gentlemen came out of the forest; they surrounded me, entered my car – two of them with guns,” Bibi recalled. “They seized my phone and took me into the forest. There were several other cars there and other people who had been kidnapped. They asked us to give our…

Kisumu: Interview Archbishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba
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Kisumu: Interview Archbishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba

n an exclusive interview with AMECEA Online Wednesday, March 9, the Prelate who is a native of Kenya’s Kakamega Diocese expresses how some 28 years ago was overjoyed when he was ordained to serve God as a Catholic priest, and fulfilled his heart’s desire saying, “I had chosen to be a diocesan priest and my focus was on…

Cameroon: Fr Aloysius Fondong Abangalo Appointed bishop of Diocese of Mamfe
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Cameroon: Fr Aloysius Fondong Abangalo Appointed bishop of Diocese of Mamfe

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – The Holy Father Francis has appointed Rev. Aloysius Fondong Abangalo, of the clergy of Buéa, bishop of the Diocese of Mamfe (Cameroon), currently teacher and formator at the St. Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary in Bambui . His Exc. Msgr. Aloysius Fondong Abangalo was born on June 5, 1973 in Limbe,…

Bungoma, Kenya: Ordination Bishop Mark Kadima
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Bungoma, Kenya: Ordination Bishop Mark Kadima

The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has cautioned against “clericalism” which he said he had noted from his interactions with the people of God in the East African country including Priests and Bishops as they participate in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality.  In his homily during the Episcopal Ordination of the Bishop…

India: Dalit Struggle for Proper Representation in Church
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India: Dalit Struggle for Proper Representation in Church

The policy of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) of empowering Dalits talks quite openly about traditional casteism in the Church and all aspects of discrimination existing, including in vocations and hierarchy. The nuncio says he is aware of the policy and supports and recommends its implementation. He quotes from the policy: “Caste with its…