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Basankusu DR Congo: Ordination Patrick Lonkoy Bolengu MHM

Today, Sunday 20th September 2020, the Catholic community of Basankusu, DR Congo, joyfully celebrated the priestly ordination of Patrick Lonkoy Bolengu MHM together with diocesan candidate Sillas Bangamba Bondola by the local ordinary, bishop Joseph Mokobe Ndjoku. The ordination took place at the Cathedral of St Peter and Paul in Basankusu, DR Congo. Two local…

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Zimbabwe: Church Leaders in Southern Africa Express Support to Zimbabwe Bishops

“We continue to note with increasing concern the unabated situation of repression in Zimbabwe, resulting in increasing hardship and suffering to the citizens,” SACBC members say. They add, “The Catholic Church and its Bishops in Southern Africa stand in unconditional solidarity with you as leadership who are being targeted by the government and with masses…

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Brazil: Renowned Bishop Pedro Casaldáliga Dies at 92

Casaldáliga was the Bishop Emeritus of the Prelature of São Félix do Araguaia and famous for his defense of the rights of the indigenous people of Brazil. Soon after being ordained a bishop, he published a pastoral letter titled “The Church of the Amazon in conflict with large landowners and social marginalization,” in which he denounced…

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Japanese and US Bishop Call for Abolition of Nuclear Weapons

Archbishop Takami, president of the Japanese bishops’ conference, opened his remarks by explaining how he is a survivor of the bombing of Nagasaki, his hometown and the center of Japan’s Catholic faith community. He was in his mother’s womb at the time. “I did not witness the horrific scenes that unfolded immediately following the bombing…

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Bishops from across the Globe Decry Exploitation of Vulnerable Workers by Multinationals

According to the Bishop signatories, big multinational corporations are exploiting their vulnerable workers and, during the pandemic, giving the workers the raw end of the deal that includes cancelling the raw deals at the last minute. “With the outbreak of COVID-19, humanity faces an unprecedented global crisis. In addition to the threat to public health,…

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Former General Superior Missionaries of Africa Appointed Member Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

A Ghanaian Bishop known for his love for people suffering from mental illness in the West African country has been recognized by the Holy Father who has appointed him to the position of member of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) in one of the latest Papal appointments. In the July 4 appointment,…

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Kumbo, Cameroon: ‘The Priest Today must be an Agent of Hope to a Dying and Suffering People’ – Bp George Nkuo

“You are called upon to bring the message of hope to God’s people especially in these challenging times of insecurity and the coronavirus pandemic,” the 67-year-old Cameroonian Prelate told candidates and added, “You should be at the service of the people. The Priest today must be an agent of hope to a dying and suffering…

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Kenya: Bishops decry Ongoing Violence in Dioceses of Ngong and Marsabit

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have, in a collective statement, said they are “deeply concerned” about persistent violent conflicts in two areas covered by the dioceses of Ngong and Marsabit “due to ethnic, clan hatred, competition over resources and leadership wrangles” and described the situation as “barbaric, unfortunate, saddening and regrettable”. “We, the Kenya Conference of…