‘Don’t Forget the Poor’ – Pope Francis
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‘Don’t Forget the Poor’ – Pope Francis

“Where the poor are concerned, it is not talk that matters; what matters is rolling up our sleeves and putting our faith into practice through a direct involvement, one that cannot be delegated,” Pope Francis said. “No one must say that they cannot be close to the poor because their own lifestyle demands more attention…

Mamfe, Cameroon: District Hospital Set Ablaze
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Mamfe, Cameroon: District Hospital Set Ablaze

Suspected separatist fighters have reportedly set ablaze Mamfe District Hospital in Manyu division of the South West Region. The incident happened in the late hours of Wednesday June 8 and left the entire structure in ruins. An intense gunbattle between the Cameroon army and Amba Boys preceded the tragic event. There is no let-up in…

Cameroon: Relief and Gratitude at Freeing of Captive Senator
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Cameroon: Relief and Gratitude at Freeing of Captive Senator

On May 31, a military operation in some separatists hideouts in Ashong, Batibo subdivision of the Northwestern region resulted in the safe release of Senator Mundi and other hostages, officials and State media including Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV) have reported. Reacting to the news of the Senator’s release from the monthlong captivity, Archbishop Nkea said, “We thank…

Titus Brandsma: Journalist -Martyr
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Titus Brandsma: Journalist -Martyr

Born in 1881, Titus Brandsma was a Dutch theologian, journalist, and author, as well as ordained Carmelite priest, who forcefully opposed and spoke out against the anti-Jewish laws the Nazis were passing in Germany before World War II. In January 1942, when Germany invaded the Netherlands, he was arrested. The Nazis told the Carmelite priest that…

Mamfe, Cameroon: ‘I Come in Peace, I Come with Hope’ – Bishop Fondong Abangalo
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Mamfe, Cameroon: ‘I Come in Peace, I Come with Hope’ – Bishop Fondong Abangalo

I have been appointed Bishop of Mamfe during a very difficult moment in the history of Cameroon,” Fondong Abangalo said on May 5. “Many would have loved to be part of this celebration, but because of the fear of the unknown, they prefer to stay back. There is no doubt that the territory of the…

Interreligious Dialogue Path to Peace – CAR Cardinal
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Interreligious Dialogue Path to Peace – CAR Cardinal

“Interreligious dialogue is an indispensable path to peace building in the world today and deserves to be considered an absolute necessity and the deepest aspiration of the human race,” Cardinal Nzapalainga said. In his lecture titled, “Interreligious Dialogue at the Service of Peace for a New Humanism”, the Cardinal added that with the health crisis…

40 Million Africans Have Fallen into Extreme Poverty – African Bishops
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40 Million Africans Have Fallen into Extreme Poverty – African Bishops

Today’s SECAM statement is signed by Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of Mthatha, the first vice president of SECAM and the commission chair. Debt relief and COVID-19 and climate change aid for African countries are at the core of what the conference is calling for. The statement notes 40 million Africans have fallen into extreme poverty during…