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.
The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has cautioned Catholic Church leaders who have been succeeded against meddling in the affairs of their successors and urged the former to leave room for the latter to start a “new chapter” in their new respective ministries.
The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has cautioned against “clericalism” which he said he had noted from his interactions with the people of God in the East African country including Priests and Bishops as they participate in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality.
The President of Zambia, Hakainde Hichilema, has acknowledged the significant role of the Catholic Church in the Southern African nation, describing the entity as a “beacon of hope” and “a barometer of our nation's conscience.”
The West African nation of Mali can “achieve true peace” and development only if the leadership and citizens embrace dialogue, the newly appointed Apostolic Nuncio to the country has said.
Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Javier Herrera Corona as the new Apostolic Nuncio to the Republic of Congo and Gabon and assigned him the Titular See of Vulturara in Italy with the dignity of Archbishop.
Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Mambé Jean-Sylvain Emien, a native of Ivory Coast, as his representative in Mali and assigned him the Titular See of Potenza Picena in Italy with the dignity of Archbishop.
Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Arnaldo Sanchez Catalan Apostolic Nuncio to Rwanda and assigned him the Titular See of Apollonia in Albania with the dignity of Archbishop.
The Apostolic Nuncio in South Africa has urged the people of God in the Southern African countries to look at the Synod on Synodality as a type of “council meeting”, which is “pastoral in nature”, and not some kind of parliamentary discussion.
Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu, a member of the Clergy of Nigeria’s Aba Diocese, as the representative of the Holy See to the United Nations and Specialized Institutions in Geneva.