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Homa Bay, Kenya: New Bishop Appointed

Aged 58, Fr. Odiwa was ordained a Clergy of Homabay in July 1993. The alumnus of the Rome-based Urbaniana University from where he obtained his Doctorate in Canon Law completed his formation program in Theology at St. Matthias Mulumba, Tindinyo in Kenya. In his 27 years of Priesthood, the Bishop-elect served as the Vicar General…

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Pakistan: Kidnappings, Forced Conversions Human Rughts Issue – Cardinal Coutts

“We are citizens of Pakistan and the law is the same for every citizen of Pakistan; it is the State’s responsibility to ensure justice for its citizens,” said Cardinal Joseph Coutts of Pakistan. “The issue of kidnapping, forced conversions and forced marriages should be dealt with on the basis of fundamental human rights, rather than…

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DR Congo: Bishops to President – ‘Give Priority to Well-Being of Population’

“Priority should be on the well-being of the population over all other political considerations. No political settlement can be above the requirement for the political power to do its best to ensure the well-being of the population,” the Bishops emphasize in the document. They further say, “The respect for the Constitution, ensuring national security, the…

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Cameroon: Cardinal Christian Tumi Briefly abducted

Cameroonian Media reported that armed men kidnapped Cardinal Christian Wiyghan Tumi in the restive North West region of the country on Thursday.  Cardinal Tumi, who is the Archbishop Emeritus of Douala, was in the company of the paramount ruler of Nso. The traditional ruler was heading back to his traditional palace after months of self-imposed…

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Brunei’s Cardinal Designate: A glimpse at what ‘the Peripheries’ look like

Mill Hill Missionary Fr Ivan Fang hails from Brunei and is currently engaged in missionary work in Sarawak, Malyasia. Father Arin Sugit, the bishop’s assistant at Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral in the nation’s capital of Bandar Seri Begawan, explained to UCA News that the majority of Catholics are migrants. Some 70 percent of…