Comboni Missionary

A poster announcing the August 31 Book Lauch. Credit: Paulines Publications Africa

“African culture more receptive to gift of Eucharist”: Comboni Missionary in New Book

Sep 4, 2022

An Italian-born member of the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus (MCCJ) who has ministered in Kenya since 1989 has, in a new book, expressed appreciation for cultures in Africa, saying that they are “more receptive to the gift of the Eucharist”.

Sr. Elena Balatti of the Comboni Missionary Sisters (CMS) alongside participants in the peacebuilding workshop at Akobo, South Sudan, on 9 January 2022. Credit: Sr. Elena Balatti, CMS

Involve Youth in South Sudan’s Peace Talks, Catholic Missionary Sister in the Country Says

Jan 12, 2022

Young people in South Sudan are a key element in the conflicts in the East-Central Africa nation, a Catholic Missionary Sister serving in the country has said and proposed the inclusion of the youth in the country’s ongoing peace talks.

The Bishop-elect of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese, Msgr. Christian Carlassare airlifted to Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, through the services of the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) for specialized treatment. Credit: Courtesy Photo

South Sudanese Catholic Clerics among a Dozen Arrested Following Bishop-elect’s Shooting

Apr 27, 2021

Three South Sudanese Catholic Clerics are among 12 people who have been arrested following the shooting of the Bishop-elect of South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese in the early hours of Monday, April 26, multiple sources in Rumbek have told ACI Africa.

Late Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro, Archbishop emeritus of South Sudan's Juba Diocese. He was laid to rest on 12 April 2021. Credit : Courtesy Photo.

Late South Sudanese Archbishop Eulogized as Good Listener, “uncommon hero of holiness”

Apr 13, 2021

The late Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro who died April 5 at the age of 80 has, during his Funeral Mass, been eulogized as a good listener, truthful, generous, and an “uncommon hero of holiness,” among other qualities.

Bishop-elect for South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese, Comboni Missionary Christian Carlassare, appointed 8 March 2021 / Bishop-elect Christian Carlassare

Bishop-elect of South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese Says His Appointment Shows “God of surprises"

Mar 8, 2021

The Bishop-elect for the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek (DoR) in South Sudan that has been vacant for almost a decade has described his Monday, March 8 episcopal appointment as an illustration of “the God of surprises.”

Fr. Matthew Remijio Adam Gbitiku, appointed Bishop of South Sudan's Wau Diocese by Pope Francis, November 18, 2020.

Jubilation, Appreciation, Optimism High in South Sudan Days after New Bishop’s Appointment

Dec 3, 2020

Days after the appointment of the new Bishop for South Sudan’s Wau Diocese, members of the lay faithful belonging to the Diocese and others who have interacted with the Bishop-elect have expressed their joy to ACI Africa at the Holy Father’s decision.

Late Fr. Jesus Aranda Nava, a Mexican-born Comboni Missionary who succumbed to COVID-19 complications on Wednesday, November 4 at St. Mary’s Lachor Hospital in Uganda’s Gulu Archdiocese.

Late Missionary Cleric in South Sudan, Uganda Remembered for Refugee Apostolate

Nov 6, 2020

To the people of South Sudan and Uganda, Mexican-born Comboni Missionary Fr. Jesus Aranda Nava will be remembered most for his dedication to the poor refugees who he served until he met his death in Uganda earlier this week.

Fr. Claudio Lurati, the newly appointed Apostolic Vicar of Alexandria with Pope Francis in Rome.

Comboni Missionary Cleric Appointed Apostolic Vicar of Alexandria in Egypt

Aug 6, 2020

Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Claudio Lurati, a member of the Congregation of the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus (MCCJ), as the Apostolic Vicar of Alexandria in Egypt.

Teacher Stephen Mwangi at the ruins in Kariobangi North. Also visible are homeless families that were spending nights in the cold after their houses were destroyed. / Stephen Mwangi

Brave School Teacher Takes in Family after Nairobi Demolitions Leave Thousands Homeless

May 9, 2020

Stephen Mwangi recalls a day in March when learners at Watoto Wetu Centre, a primary school run by the Catholic Church in Kariobangi North in Nairobi Kenya, were assembled and informed that the school was closing down following a government directive aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19.

Logo Uganda Catholic Television (UCTV)

First-ever Catholic Television in Uganda Testing Its “free-to-air” Transmission

Feb 14, 2020

After two years of engaging the Catholic community in fundraising toward the establishment of the first-ever Catholic television in the East African nation of Uganda, the Bishops have announced inaugural broadcasts, the free-to-air channel transmitting its signal within a 60km-radius in the area covering the country’s capital, Kampala.