The pope spoke off the cuff to members of the International Union of Superiors General.
The change follows sweeping reform of the Catholic Church’s penal sanctions.
The Archbishop of Kenya’s Mombasa Archdiocese has encouraged members of different Religious Orders and Societies of Apostolic Life in Kenya to think about the possibility of living together to share resources and to nurture vocations to Religious Life in the East African nation.
Catholic Church institutions and other Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) that have relied on donor funding for their sustainability have been advised to seek “alternative ways” for resource mobilization to sustain their projects during a two-day workshop held at a Catholic institution of higher learning in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, with participants advised to become aware of “donor fatigue.”
At the conclusion of the 33rd General Assembly of the Women's Union of Indigenous Congregations of Central Africa (UFCAAC), that brought together Major Superiors of indigenous religious congregations in central Africa, participants resolved to foster reconciliation in the region.