DR Congo: Logo and Motto of Prospective Papal Visit – ‘All Reconciled in Jesus Christ’
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DR Congo: Logo and Motto of Prospective Papal Visit – ‘All Reconciled in Jesus Christ’

Vatican officials explain the symbolism of the logo that “features a map of the African country with the contours in the design displaying the colors of the flag.” “The map also has graphics showing the earth’s biodiversity and has an open border to the west as a sign of the warm welcome given to this…

DR Congo: Setting up Shrine to Blessed Isidore Bakanja ahead of Papal Visit
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DR Congo: Setting up Shrine to Blessed Isidore Bakanja ahead of Papal Visit

Plans are underway for Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to partner with the government of the Central African nation to construct a shrine in memory of Blessed Isidore Bakanja ahead of the planned Papal visit in July. On Tuesday, March 8, representatives of the Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) had a meeting with DRC’s…

South Sudan: Papal Visit Boost to Stalling Peace Process
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South Sudan: Papal Visit Boost to Stalling Peace Process

Expectations are high in South Sudan after the recent announcement that Pope Francis is scheduled to make his long-awaited visit to the country in July, bringing what many hope will be a message of comfort and also a fresh boost to the national peace process. Speaking to Crux, Irish Sister Orla Treacy said that the general…

Pope to Visit DR Congo and South Sudan in July
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Pope to Visit DR Congo and South Sudan in July

Fulfilling a promise made years ago, Pope Francis this July will visit South Sudan, a country torn by a civil war. He will also visit the Democratic Republic of Congo. “At the invitation of their respective Heads of State and Bishops, His Holiness Pope Francis will make an Apostolic Journey to the Democratic Republic of…

Witu-Kipini, Kenya: Visit General Superior
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Witu-Kipini, Kenya: Visit General Superior

The Rt Rev Fr Michael Corcoran, the Mill Hill Missionaries’ General superior, is visiting Witu-Kipini parish. On his arrival on the 18th of January 2022, he immediately visited Kakathe Mission station.  Kakathe is the last mission in Witu  bordering Boni Forest and Pandanguo. Boni forest has been known for terror group Al Shaabab related activities….

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…

Pope Francis in Iraq: An Emblematic Synthesis of this Papacy
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Pope Francis in Iraq: An Emblematic Synthesis of this Papacy

Every papal trip is, in a sense, an exercise in storytelling. A pope chooses to travel to a given destination in part because he believes it has a story the world needs to hear, and, for a few days, he lends it his spotlight, so the global media pay attention. Pope Francis’s March 5-8 trip…

Pope Francis in Iraq: Prayer of the Sons and Daughters of Abraham
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Pope Francis in Iraq: Prayer of the Sons and Daughters of Abraham

Almighty God, our Creator, you love our human family and every work of your hands:           As children of Abraham, Jews, Christians and Muslims, together with other believers and all persons of good will, we thank you for having given us Abraham, a distinguished son of this noble and beloved country, to be our common…

Pope Francis in Iraq: Unique Historic Meeting with Ayatollah al-Sistani
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Pope Francis in Iraq: Unique Historic Meeting with Ayatollah al-Sistani

Ayatollah al-Sistani is the most important, revered and followed Ayatollah in the Shi’a world. Now 90 years of age, he has exercised this leading role since becoming the successor of Ayatollah al-Khoei in 1992. He does so through his teaching and his jurisprudence, which guides every aspect of Shi’a living. He has done so throughout…