‘Beating swords into Plowshares’ – Archbishop Andrew Nkea of Bamenda, Cameroon
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‘Beating swords into Plowshares’ – Archbishop Andrew Nkea of Bamenda, Cameroon

“On this Mountain of Abanghoh, God shall judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. On this Mountain of Abanghoh, God shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. On this Mountain of Abanghoh, the nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for…

Cameroon: Anglophone Bishops Decry Brutal Killings
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Cameroon: Anglophone Bishops Decry Brutal Killings

In the Friday, November 26 collective statement, members of the Bamenda Provincial Episcopal Conference (BAPEC) recount the events of November 24 at a Cameroonian school and say their “hearts have been pierced again!” “On Wednesday, 24 November 2021, some persons armed with guns and explosives, invaded the premises of Government Bilingual High School Ekondo Titi…

Synodality – A Recipe for Radical Reform
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Synodality – A Recipe for Radical Reform

Synodality sets out to renew the power structures that have characterized the Catholic Church for centuries, but to do so it must achieve a far more ambitious goal: teaching faithful, lay and religious, to come together in dialogue at a time when entrenchment and polarization have turned Pope Francis’ “culture of encounter” into a quasi-utopian…

Cameroon Anglophone Bishops in Appeal to End Conflict with Immediate Effect
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Cameroon Anglophone Bishops in Appeal to End Conflict with Immediate Effect

Catholic Bishops in Cameroon’s Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province have, in a collective message, renewed their appeal for an end to the protracted conflict in the country’s Anglophone regions. In the Sunday, August 22 statement, members of the Bamenda Provincial Episcopal Conference (BAPEC) regret that “there is yet a lot of violence, insecurity, kidnappings, torture, and senseless…

John Allen Jr on U.S. Bishops’ Vote on Communion Practices
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John Allen Jr on U.S. Bishops’ Vote on Communion Practices

In this episode: U.S. bishops vote on communion practices, Holy See cautions U.S. bishops against denying communion, meeting of Pope Francis and President Biden deferred, U.S. Supreme Court unanimously sides with Catholic adoption agency, three Catholic priests in Umbria leave priesthood to get married. Source: CRUXnow

Cameroon Bishops Sharply Criticise Government for Ongoing Violent Repression
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Cameroon Bishops Sharply Criticise Government for Ongoing Violent Repression

In 2016, four Catholic bishops in the English-speaking regions accused Biya’s government of trying to strangle their culture. “Anglophone Cameroonians are slowly being asphyxiated as every element of their culture is systematically targeted and absorbed into the Francophone Cameroon culture and way of doing things,” they wrote at the time. Nkuo said the 2019 dialogue should…

DR Congo: Bishops Denounce Worsening Human Rights Situation
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DR Congo: Bishops Denounce Worsening Human Rights Situation

Catholic bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo “deplore” that the human rights situation in the country has worsened in recent months under President Felix Tsisekedi, especially since initial progress was made when the president came to power three years ago. In a March 3 statement, the prelates said human rights activists were being oppressed…

Philippines: Country to be Consecrated to Protection of Saint Joseph
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Philippines: Country to be Consecrated to Protection of Saint Joseph

Manila (Agenzia Fides) – The Bishops of the Philippines are preparing to consecrate the country to the protection of Saint Joseph as part of a solemn celebration called to be held on May 1st, the day in memory of Saint Joseph. As reported to Agenzia Fides, Msgr. Broderick Pabillo, Apostolic Administrator of Manila, the Philippine…

SECAM’s Jubilee ‘Kampala Document’
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SECAM’s Jubilee ‘Kampala Document’

In his address at the launch of the Kampala Document, Bishop Gabriel Edoe Kumordji, Interim Treasurer of SECAM who gave the exhortation as contained in the document, said that knowing Jesus more closely would enable Christians in Africa to receive fullness of life. “We are to live our Christian life or vocation without reducing its meaning to…

Philippines: Western Visayas Bishops Question Killings of Tribal Leaders
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Philippines: Western Visayas Bishops Question Killings of Tribal Leaders

“We, the bishops of the Western Visayas, share the grief and anxieties of our brothers and sisters of the Tumandok tribe in Capiz. We grieve with the families of the nine Tumandok tribespeople who were killed,” they said. The bishops called for the military to withdraw from the ancestral lands of tribespeople so that they…

Cameroon: St Joseph and Fratelli Tutti Source of Inspiration for Conference of  Bishops
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Cameroon: St Joseph and Fratelli Tutti Source of Inspiration for Conference of Bishops

“In our society today, we spend time shouting at each other, criticizing each other and we want to dominate others,” the Cameroonian Bishop noted, adding that St. Joseph challenges this reality, pointing “out the attitude of silence to better discern and embrace our fellow brothers and Sisters.” “We only discover St. Joseph in practice and…