Catholic Bishops in Benin are calling on the people of God in the West African nation to uphold human dignity amid an increase in reported cases of ritual crimes that have resulted in mob justice.
The Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya, Archbishop Bert van Megen, has cautioned against converting churches into places for political rallies, insisting that places of worship should be exclusively for the sharing of the Word of God.
The episcopal consecration of Archbishop Mark Miles, who was appointed apostolic nuncio to Benin and Togo earlier this year, was held in Gibraltar on Sunday.
A Bishop in Mozambique has called on the new Local Ordinary of the country’s Gurué Diocese to embrace servant leadership, striving to sacrifice his life for the peace of the people of God under his pastoral care, similar to a seed that dies to bring forth fruits.
The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has told the newly ordained Bishop of Kenya’s Malindi Diocese to emulate St. Joseph in his episcopal ministry.
On the occasion of the first anniversary of Nigeria’s Ekwulobia Diocese, the Apostolic Nuncio in the West African country has called on the people of God in the Diocese to emulate the collaborative spirit and obedience, which St. Joseph portrayed.
At the Eucharistic celebration in memory of late Luca Attanasio, the Italian Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) murdered just over a week ago, the representative of the Holy Father in the Central African nation said that the diplomat’s death offers a call to resist evil and “must not be in vain.”
Pope Francis has appointed his representative in Benin, Archbishop Mark Gerard Miles, as his representative in the neighboring West African nation of Togo.
Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Mark Gerard Miles as his representative in the West African country of Benin.
As the Catholic Church all over the world continues to observe the Year of St. Joseph, which Pope Francis declared on 8 December 2020, the representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has called upon male parents in the East African country to emulate the father of Jesus and to be good examples to their children.
A Cameroonian Archbishop has been appointed to the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development as a member.
The Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya, Archbishop Bert van Megen, has lauded members of the Religious Missionary Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans) ministering in a remote settlement in Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Nakuru for their selflessness and for choosing to go and serve the poorest of the poor “where other people would not go.”
Graduands at a Kenya-based Catholic institution have been urged to foster stewardship in their leadership aspirations, putting to good use religious values for the “special care for God’s creation.”
The new representative of the Holy Father in Ghana has, on the occasion of the first public Mass that was held on Thursday, October 15 to officially welcome him, thanked the people of God in the West African country for the “great hospitality” accorded him.
Consecrated persons in Kenya have been encouraged to cultivate and nurture hope, seeking God’s grace to realize their mission of being “signs of hope, Spirit-filled evangelizers” among the people of God amid life’s challenges.
Newly ordained African Deacons have been encouraged to take up their role as servants, giving themselves fully and unconditionally to the service of the people of God and expending all their energies in the ministry of the Church.
Statistics have indicated a steady increase in the number of people joining the Priesthood and Religious Life in Africa despite an overall global plunge in those choosing to dedicate their lives to service of God as Priests and Religious.
Archbishop Henryk Mieczyslaw Jagodzinski has officially assumed office as the Apostolic Nuncio in Ghana.
The representative of the Holy Father in Nigeria has, at the maiden General Assembly of the Archdiocese of Abuja, urged members of the Clergy, the Religious and Lay faithful to foster the values of trustworthiness, generosity, and selflessness in their ministry, following “the way of the Master,” Jesus Christ.
The representative of the Holy Father in Zimbabwe has highlighted prayer, charity, and call for a just world order as the three main engagements “at the center of Pope Francis’ heart” during the COVID-19 pandemic.