South Sudan: Decade after Independence Country ‘Bleeding Slowly’ – Archbishop
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South Sudan: Decade after Independence Country ‘Bleeding Slowly’ – Archbishop

“It truly a difficult time for us, the people of South Sudan. Our hearts continue to groan with pain, anguish, turmoil, despair and misery as lives are lost every day in every corner of the country,” said a statement from the South Sudan Council of Churches. The council said “conflict has become the context in…

Philippines: New President of Episcopal Conference
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Philippines: New President of Episcopal Conference

Bishop Pablo Virgilio David of Kalookan was elected president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines.
 He was elected Thursday,  during the first of the two-day bishops’ online plenary assembly. The 62-year-old has been serving as conference vice president since December 2017, working alongside Archbishop Romulo Valles of Davao, the outgoing president. Ordained a…

Cameroon Anglophone Crisis: Bishop Nkuo Sharply Critical of American Sanctions
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Cameroon Anglophone Crisis: Bishop Nkuo Sharply Critical of American Sanctions

“I think there are people in the international community who can call all those involved in this matter to sit down and address the issues and come out with a solution. Everybody should be involved,” he added. The bishop also pointed to Blinken’s call for a dialogue without preconditions as inadequate. “What moves are we…

Malindi, Kenya: Interfaith Effort to Address Social Issues
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Malindi, Kenya: Interfaith Effort to Address Social Issues

Killings from superstitious beliefs, relegation of the girl child, and early marriages are some of the retrogressive practices that continue to impede development among communities in coastal Kenya, Religious leaders from the Catholic Church and Islam in the region have established. The leaders who met for an Iftar meal that Bishop Willybard Lagho of Kenya’s…

Biography of Remarkable Sudanese Bishop
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Biography of Remarkable Sudanese Bishop

John Ashworth: ‘An Angry Shepherd: Sudanese Bishop Macram Max Cassis’. Bishop Macram Max Cassis is a near-legendary figure in Sudan since he first spoke out against human rights abuses in his country before a committee of the US Congress in 1988. Targeted by the Islamist military dictatorship, which ruled Sudan for thirty years, for protesting…

South Sudan: Retired Bishop Paride Taban (85) Models Vaccination Preparedness
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South Sudan: Retired Bishop Paride Taban (85) Models Vaccination Preparedness

The Bishop emeritus of South Sudan’s Torit Diocese has, in a bid to dispel fears over COVID-19 vaccination exercise, become the first known prominent religious leader in the East-Central African nation to receive the jab. In an interview with ACI Africa on Thursday, April 15 shortly after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine, Bishop Paride Taban, 85,…

Malindi, Kenya: A Bishop’s  Tree Planting Campaign
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Malindi, Kenya: A Bishop’s Tree Planting Campaign

Bishop Wilybard Lagho’s passion for environmental conservation dates back to his childhood many years before he became a Priest and ascended to the helm of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Malindi where his passion continues to blossom. Born to a father who was a District Agricultural Officer in Taita-Taveta, an agricultural region located Northwest of Kenya’s coastal town…

Kampala, Uganda: Archbishop Cyprian Lwanga Dies Suddenly
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Kampala, Uganda: Archbishop Cyprian Lwanga Dies Suddenly

“With deep sorrow, I hereby inform you that our beloved Shepherd, the Archibishop of Kampala Archdiocese, His Grace Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has been called to the House of the Lord. The Archbishop was found dead in his room this morning. We pray that the Almighty and Merciful God may grant him eternal rest,” said…

Malindi, Kenya: Newly Appointed Bishop Willybard Lagho Getting Smell of the Sheep
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Malindi, Kenya: Newly Appointed Bishop Willybard Lagho Getting Smell of the Sheep

For over three years, the Catholic Diocese of Malindi waited on Pope Francis to give them a new shepherd to head the diocese. Following Bishop Emmanuel Barbara, OFM Cap’s demise, in 2018, Right Reverend Fr. Albert Buijs MHM has been the Diocesan administrator for Malindi Diocese. It is marvelous to see the work he did…

Malindi, Kenya: Installation Bishop Willybard Lagho
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Malindi, Kenya: Installation Bishop Willybard Lagho

MALINDI, MARCH 19, 2021 (CISA)-Rt Rev. Willybard Lagho has been consecrated new bishop of the Catholic diocese of Malindi in strict adherence to Covid-19 health guidelines characterized by change of venue and restricted attendance. Very Rev. Fr Albert Buijs the diocesan administrator for the Catholic diocese of Malindi in a statement ahead of the installation…