Kenya: Cardinal Otunga’s Cause for Canonisation Still Pending
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Kenya: Cardinal Otunga’s Cause for Canonisation Still Pending

At Holy Mass to mark 18 years since the Servant of God, Maurice Michael Cardinal Otunga, died, the Kenyan Cardinal has been remembered for his service to the people of God whom he loved “very very dearly.” “If there was a person who loved the Church and loved it very very dearly, it was the…

DR Congo: Death of Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo.  R.I.P.
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DR Congo: Death of Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo. R.I.P.

The influential Archbishop Emeritus of Kinshasa, Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, a critical voice of successive regimes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, died Sunday near Paris at the age of 81, after having long played a leading political role. Bishop Monsengwo was evacuated Monday in France “in critical condition», According to his diocese, for appropriate…

The Role of the Church in a Secular World – An Interview with Brussels Cardinal de Kesel.
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The Role of the Church in a Secular World – An Interview with Brussels Cardinal de Kesel.

In his latest book the 73-year-old cardinal, who recently completed treatment for cancer, talks about his vision on the role faith can play in modern times. “Christianity has become a cultural religion in the West due to historical circumstances. However, that is not necessarily the case in other parts of the world, just look at…

DR Congo: Cardinal Ambongo on Protecting the World’s Second Largest Rainforest
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DR Congo: Cardinal Ambongo on Protecting the World’s Second Largest Rainforest

“It is certainly impossible to avoid the use of products from nature in general and the Congo Basin in particular. However, it is entirely possible to coordinate and rationalize action on nature and especially on the Congo Basin in order to return this universal heritage to its original name of beauty and improve its capacity…

Cameroon: Cardinal Tumi an Icon of Dialogue and Promotion of Peace
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Cameroon: Cardinal Tumi an Icon of Dialogue and Promotion of Peace

Although Cardinal Tumi retired ten years ago, he never stopped promoting dialogue and human rights in his homeland. Last November, he was abducted by a group alleged to be “restorationists” demanding a sovereign Ambazonia, a pre-independence entity consisting of the former British Southern Cameroons. His captors disapproved of Tumi’s call for Ambazonian militia to lay…

Cameroon: Cardinal Christian Wiyghan Tumi Dies at 90
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Cameroon: Cardinal Christian Wiyghan Tumi Dies at 90

Cardinal Tumi was born on October 15, 1930 in Kikaikelaki in village in Kumbo in the North West Region of Cameroon. He was the first and only Cameroonian cardinal. He had been Bishop of Yagoua in the Far North Region, Archbishop of Garoua in the North Region where he was named Cardinal and subsequently Archbishop…

Cameroon: Cardinal Tumi on School Boycott
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Cameroon: Cardinal Tumi on School Boycott

Cameroon’s Cardinal Christian Tumi says a violently enforced schools boycott is tuning the population against separatists in the country’s Anglophone regions. On Feb. 6,  gunmen struck in a school in Elak Oku in Cameroon’s North West region, taking four children away. The children have since been released, but the attack once more demonstrates just how…

Cameroon: Pursuit of Peace can’t go without Justice – Cardinal Parolin
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Cameroon: Pursuit of Peace can’t go without Justice – Cardinal Parolin

“A stable peace is one that is sustainable and rooted in the social fabric, makes no noise … It’s not divorced from justice, but is fed by sacrifices, by clemency, by mercy and by charity … Peace is never acquired once and for all; it is always being constructed,” the cardinal explained. “A stable peace…