Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Gian Luca Perici as the Apostolic Nuncio for the Southern African countries of Zambia and Malawi.
The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has urged the new Deacons he ordained on Thursday, May 18 in Kenya’s Homa Bay Diocese to reach out to “the troubled” and “the abandoned” during their Diaconate Ministry.
The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya and South Sudan has expressed concern about ongoing fighting in Sudan, which he said has resulted in “horror scenes”.
The representative of the Holy Father in Mozambique has urged the new Auxiliary Bishop of the country’s Catholic Archdiocese of Maputo to look out for lost sheep in the example of Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd.
Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Giuseppe Laterza as the new Apostolic Nuncio to the Central African Republic (CAR) and Chad and assigned him the Titular See of Vartana in Italy with the dignity of Archbishop.
The Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya has assured the Bishop-elect of the country’s Kitale Diocese of Pope Francis’ “support and prayer” in his Episcopal Ministry.
Pope Francis has appointed the Apostolic Nuncio in Mali, Archbishop Jean-Sylvain Emien Mambé, as his representative in the neighboring West African nation of Guinea.
Pope Francis has transferred Archbishop Julio Murat who has been serving as Apostolic Nuncio in Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea to the Vatican Diplomatic Mission in Sweden and Iceland.
Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Tomasz Grysa, a native of Poland who has been serving as a Counselor in Apostolic Nunciatures, as his representative in Madagascar and as Apostolic Delegate in the Comoro Islands.
There is need for following of Christ “to be missionary children”, making sacrifices to reach out others with the Gospel message in the example of the first evangelizers of the African continent, the Bishop of Bungoma Diocese in Kenya has said.
The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has challenged Catholic Bishops not to limit themselves to “big celebrations”, but “to go where people are” and to bring those lost in sin back to the community of God.
The representative of the Holy Father in Ghana has told delegates participating in the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) that security and migration remain “great” challenges that require “the entire Church of Africa” to address.
Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Walter Erbì, a native of Italy, as the new Apostolic Nuncio to Liberia and assigned him the Titular See of Nepeta in Italy with the dignity of Archbishop.
Exposure to means of livelihood by world standards, including physical structures, material riches, and power “must never obscure” the people of God from heavenly values that define the “Church’s life and action”, the Apostolic Nuncio in Nigeria has said.
The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has cautioned the newly ordained Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Lodwar against the temptation of “routine” characterized with "blindly following” the beaten path of traditions.
The representative of the Holy Father in South Sudan has said that the planned ecumenical visit to the East-Central African nation is “a moment of grace” for the people of God in the country.
The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has cautioned church members including members of the Clergy against the tendency to refer to authority saying, “The church of Christ does not build on power or on imposition.”
The Diamond Jubilee of the Brothers of St. Joseph, the first indigenous Religious Congregation of men in Kenya that is under the Archdiocese of Nyeri, provides an occasion to look back at the humble beginnings of the Catholic institution whose cardinal obligation is to “respond to the needy and oppressed people”, the Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya said.
The representative of the Holy Father in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has said the planned Papal visit is for everyone in the Central African nation, and not just for Catholics.
The representative of the Holy Father in Burkina Faso has said the Holy See is ready to accompany the West African nation in its process of transition following the military coup that ousted former President, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré.