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…

Cameroon: ‘Stand up by truth, enbrace dialogue’ – Bishop Nfon
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Cameroon: ‘Stand up by truth, enbrace dialogue’ – Bishop Nfon

In the Tuesday, February 23 interview, Bishop Agapitus Nfon of Cameroon’s Kumba Diocese located in the Southwestern region invited the government and the secessionist groups to “stand by the truth, embrace dialogue, look at each other as brothers and sisters and accept proposals that will enhance peace and harmony in our country.”  “What is preventing…

Kroonstad, South Africa: ‘For Vaccination Follow Conscience’ – Bishop Peter Holiday
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Kroonstad, South Africa: ‘For Vaccination Follow Conscience’ – Bishop Peter Holiday

South Africa is battling a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic caused by a new mutation of the disease identified as the 501.V2 variant. The new strain has led to a spike in infections that have crossed the one million mark. The country has recorded at least 1.49 million COVID-19 cases, 1.39 million recoveries and 47,899…

Pakistan: Newly Appointed Archbishop of Karachi Prioritises Good Relations with other Faiths
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Pakistan: Newly Appointed Archbishop of Karachi Prioritises Good Relations with other Faiths

Archbishop Joseph Arshad of Islamabad-Rawalpindi told Crux that Travas’s appointment was “very good news” for the Church in Pakistan. “Bishop Benny is called a priest of Karachi, so he is very familiar with the situation of the Archdiocese of Karachi,” he explained. “Bishop Benny is young (54), energetic and will contribute to the growth of the archdiocese….

Homabay, Kenya: Bishop Michael Odiwa Recalls Reaction to Appointment
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Homabay, Kenya: Bishop Michael Odiwa Recalls Reaction to Appointment

Recalling that he “prayed and prayed” after the news, Bishop Odiwa highlighted the Psalm that kept lingering in his mind, “Psalm 46:10 kept coming to my mind as the prayer I needed at that time – be still and know that I am God.” “I realized, then, that the Holy Father’s request was for me…

Bamenda, Cameroon: Archbishop Andrew Nkea’s Powerful Message
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Bamenda, Cameroon: Archbishop Andrew Nkea’s Powerful Message

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