Two Remarkable New African Cardinals
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Two Remarkable New African Cardinals

Bishop Okpaleke is the pioneer Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Ekwulobia Diocese that was erected on 5 March 2020.  The 59-year-old Nigerian Bishop was appointed the Local Ordinary of Ahiara Diocese in December 2012. His appointment was rejected by a section of Clergy and Laity of the Nigerian Diocese. The rejection of the Clergy of Nigeria’s Awka Diocese…

Hyderabad, India: Appointment of First Ever Dalit Cardinal
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Hyderabad, India: Appointment of First Ever Dalit Cardinal

Archbishop Poola was born in Chindhukur, Andhra Pradesh, on Nov. 15, 1961. He joined the minor seminary in Kurnool and then studied at St. Peter’s Pontifical Major Seminary in Bangalore. He was ordained a priest on Feb. 20, 1992. He was 46 years old when appointed as the bishop of Kurnool on Feb. 8, 2008. He was appointed…

Pope’s DR Congo Visit to Go Ahead as Planned – Cardinal Ambongo
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Pope’s DR Congo Visit to Go Ahead as Planned – Cardinal Ambongo

Pope Francis is expected to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in July despite his health challenges, especially the pain in his knee, the Cardinal in the Central African nation has said. In a Friday, May 20 report, Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo speaks about his encounter with the Holy Father during last month’s meeting of the Council of Cardinals in Rome.  “Pope Francis…

Mission Sunday: Cardinal Tagle Speaking
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Mission Sunday: Cardinal Tagle Speaking

“Asia is a world of mission, and now they say that Europe is also becoming a mission territory,” he said. “Our experience in Asia is that, though the Holy Spirit is always the major agent in evangelization, we also need living witnesses. Those who through their witness of life, quality of relationship, compassion for the…

Pakistan: ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly’ – Cardinal Joseph Coutts
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Pakistan: ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly’ – Cardinal Joseph Coutts

Though Cardinal Joseph Coutts retired from his role as Archbishop of Karachi earlier this year, he continues being a strong voice in favor of the Pakistan’s minorities – both Christians and Hindus. But he’s also a man who loves his country, recognizing that in Pakistan one can find “the good, the bad, and the ugly,”…

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…