Pakistan: Pastoral Care – The Case of Persons Acccused of Blasphemy
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Pakistan: Pastoral Care – The Case of Persons Acccused of Blasphemy

Cases involving blasphemy are unpredictable and uncertain. They create hopelessness for the victim, family and community. Along with legal aid, good pastoral care can help victims and families to cope in an uncertain situation. When any Christian person or family is accused of committing blasphemy against the religion of Islam, the shock affects them emotionally…

Lessons from Mission: A Personal Testimony
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Lessons from Mission: A Personal Testimony

As I draw closer to the end of my sabbatical (ongoing formation) programme and having just celebrated my priestly anniversary a week ago (11th May), I feel drawn to share the following vital lessons and fruit of my reflections here. My appointment to take care of Shauri Moyo Parish (Nairobi, Kenya) was like a still…

Jinja, Uganda: Coping with Covid-19 in a Formation Setting
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Jinja, Uganda: Coping with Covid-19 in a Formation Setting

Warm greetings to you all from the Mill Hill Formation House, Jinja. It is my hope that you are all coping with the times and their challenges. As for us, at the Formation House, we are taking one day at a time, using common sense to respect the SOPS against COVID-19, and over and above…

Busaana, Uganda: a Recent Mill Hill Missionary Outreach
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Busaana, Uganda: a Recent Mill Hill Missionary Outreach

It is now about two years since the mission of Busaana was officially opened on 23rd May 2019 and handed on to the care of the MILL HILL Missionaries. Sixteen outstations that were part of the Kayunga parish constituted the new Busaana parish. The dominant community in Busaana are the Baganda. The Baganda as a…

Karamoja, Uganda: Experience of Visiting a Homestead
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Karamoja, Uganda: Experience of Visiting a Homestead

A homestead is the name of the homes in which the Karamojong live either as families or as clans. During the course of my Mission Experience Program in Kotido Diocese, Loyoro, Karamoja, I came to learn that there are many values depicted by the homestead in Karamoja. The homes of the Karimojong are constructed with…

Malindi, Kenya: Newly Appointed Bishop Willybard Lagho Getting Smell of the Sheep
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Malindi, Kenya: Newly Appointed Bishop Willybard Lagho Getting Smell of the Sheep

For over three years, the Catholic Diocese of Malindi waited on Pope Francis to give them a new shepherd to head the diocese. Following Bishop Emmanuel Barbara, OFM Cap’s demise, in 2018, Right Reverend Fr. Albert Buijs MHM has been the Diocesan administrator for Malindi Diocese. It is marvelous to see the work he did…

Shauri Moyo, Kenya: A Personal Testimony of Growth in Mission
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Shauri Moyo, Kenya: A Personal Testimony of Growth in Mission

Shauri Moyo urban parish apostolate makes the presence of Mill Hill Missionaries in Nairobi concrete. I had the privilege of serving in this parish for the last seven and half years. More precisely I got my appointment from the then Superior General Rev. Tony Chantry on 20/7/12 approximately 4 months after my perpetual oath. He…

Kinshasa, DR Congo: Initiating Pastoral Care for Couples
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Kinshasa, DR Congo: Initiating Pastoral Care for Couples

He will feed his flock like a shepherd, he will gather the lambs in his arms, he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young, (Is 40:11). This passage has been our (Marius Tapang et Patrick Lonkoy) driving force as we continue to practice our missionary charism. We are…

Year of St. Joseph: Prominent Role of Catholic Men in Diocese of Kumba, Cameroon
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Year of St. Joseph: Prominent Role of Catholic Men in Diocese of Kumba, Cameroon

Members of the Catholic Men Association (CMA) in Cameroon’s Diocese of Kumba are expected to coordinate initiatives marking the year of St. Joseph, the Local Ordinary has told ACI Africa in an interview. In the Tuesday, February 23 interview, Bishop Agapitus Nfon said, “I have entrusted the activities of the Year of St. Joseph to…

Philippines: Basic Christian Community Shows Way to Survive Pandemic
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Philippines: Basic Christian Community Shows Way to Survive Pandemic

Members of the Basic Ecclesial Community in the Parish of San Vicente de Paul in the Philippine capital share stories of struggle as they faced challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic. Source:Licas News

Year of St. Joseph: Diocese of Nakuru, Kenya – Promote Participation of Men
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Year of St. Joseph: Diocese of Nakuru, Kenya – Promote Participation of Men

The leadership of Kenya’s Nakuru Diocese is planning to use the Year of St. Joseph to have the participation of men church activities improved, the Pastoral Director of the Diocese has told ACI Africa.  “Our plan this year is to see that men grow in Christian faith and participate in church activities. They are actually our target,”…

Year of St Joseph: Children get Involved in Uganda
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Year of St Joseph: Children get Involved in Uganda

As the Church continues to celebrate the special year of Saint. Joseph, Sunday school Children in Uganda’s Kampala Archdiocese have organized programs to help mark the year and understand the role of St. Joseph in the Church, the Sunday school teacher of Uganda Martyrs Minor Basilica, Namugongo Ms. Dorothy Atuhaire Ssonko has shared with AMECEA online. Pope Francis…