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Comboni Missionaries

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Pope Francis Declares July 28 Feast Day of Comboni Priest Who Ministered in Uganda

Nov 21, 2022

The Feast Day of Blessed Giuseppe Ambrosoli, a Comboni Priest who served in Uganda’s Archdiocese of Gulu for years will be July 28.

Fr. Giuseppe Ambrosoli, a Comboni Missionary Priest who ministered in Uganda’s Archdiocese of Gulu as a beloved minister of the Eucharist, surgeon, philanthropist, and educator. Credit: Comboni Uganda

Beatification of Comboni Priest to Fire Up Evangelization in Northern Uganda: Postulator

Nov 8, 2022

The envisioned beatification of Fr. Giuseppe Ambrosoli, a Comboni Priest who ministered in Uganda’s Archdiocese of Gulu is “a mission event”, the Postulator guiding the course of the Italian-born Missionary Priest has said, and exuded confidence that the event will “keep the missionary flame alive and burning” in the Comboni Family working in the East African country.

Fr. Egidio Tocalli poses for a photo with a lay missionary near the Tomb of Fr. Giuseppe Ambrosoli. Credit: Fr. Egidio Tocalli/ Comboni Missionaries

“It was a blessing”: Priest on Working with Confrere Set for Beatification in Uganda

Sep 25, 2022

For 20 years, Fr. Egidio Tocalli stayed in the same room that had hosted Fr. Giuseppe Ambrosoli, a member of the Comboni Missionaries who ran a hospital in Uganda’s Archdiocese of Gulu, and slept in the bed where the Priest who is set for beatification on November 20 had slept.

Dr. Erik  Domini (on the front row) poses for a photo with staff and midwifery students at Kalongo hospital in Northern Uganda. Erick is the doctor who asked to pray seeking the intercession of Fr. Ambrosoli for a woman who was in a comma. Credit: Fr. Egidio Tocalli/ Comboni Missionaries

Why Comboni Missionary Set for Beatification in Uganda is a Good Example for Medics

Sep 23, 2022

Through the example of Fr. Giuseppe Joseph Ambrosoli, a member of the Comboni Missionaries who treated patients from poor backgrounds at a hospital in Uganda, doctors and nurses appreciate their God-given gift to perform miracles by loving the sick.

Screengrab of Sr. Elena Balatti. Credit: Pax Christi International/Youtube

Humanitarian Needs in South Sudanese States “overwhelming” amid Violence: Catholic Nun

Sep 9, 2022

Humanitarian needs in South Sudan’s Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei States are “overwhelming” due to violent conflicts and general “unrest”, a Catholic Nun serving in the country’s Catholic Diocese of Malakal has said.

Bishop-elect for South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese, Mons. Christian Carlassare. Credit: CESAR

One Suspect Confesses to Crime of Shooting Bishop-elect for Rumbek Diocese in South Sudan

Feb 3, 2022

One of the six suspects in the case of the shooting of the Bishop-elect for the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan has confessed to the crime.

Screengrab of Sr. Elena Balatti. Credit: Pax Christi International/Youtube

Catholic Nun in South Sudan Narrates Challenges Encountered in Efforts to Restore Peace

Jan 9, 2022

Embracing dialogue for peaceful coexistence in South Sudan is posing a challenge especially for those who have experienced direct effects of civil war, a Catholic Missionary Nun serving in the East-Central African nation has said.

Bishop-elect for South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese, Mons. Christian Carlassare. Credit: Comboni Missionaries

Bishop-elect for South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese Envisions Revival of Trauma Healing Center

Dec 2, 2021

The Bishop-elect for South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese who survived an assassination attempt in April is envisioning the revival of the trauma healing center that provided psychosocial assistance to pastoral agents including members of the Clergy and women and men Religious in the East-Central African nation. 

Bishop Edward Eduardo Hiiboro with members of the Catholic Radio Network (CRN) in South Sudan/ Credit: ACI Africa

South Sudanese Bishop Lauds Comboni Missionaries for Founding Catholic Radio Network

May 20, 2021

The Bishop of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio has lauded the Comboni Missionaries in the country for founding the largest media entity in the East-Central African nation, the Catholic Radio Network (CRN).

The cover of the book "Angry Shepherd" by John Ashworth

Exiled Catholic Bishop Weathering the Storm to Serve Vulnerable Groups in Sudanese Strife

May 4, 2021

For three decades now, retired Catholic Bishop Macram Max Gassis who served as the Local Ordinary of Sudan’s El Obeid Catholic Diocese before he was exiled from the country in 1990, two years into his episcopacy, has continued to reach out to the vulnerable groups in the Northeast African nation, helping them both materially and spiritually.

Secretary-General for the Formation of Comboni Missionaries, Fr.Elias Essognimam Sindjalim (Right) with some of his confreres/ Credit: Agenzia Fides

Liveliness, Space for Youth Inspiration for Vocations in Africa: Comboni Missionary

Apr 26, 2021

Lively liturgical celebrations that give space for young people to participate in the life of the church in Africa explains the growing number of vocations on the continent, a member of the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus (MCCJ) has said.

Bishop-elect for Rumbek in South Sudan, Christian Carlassare / Courtesy Photo

Bishop-elect in South Sudan Shot, Evacuation Plans for Specialized Treatment Underway

Apr 26, 2021

The Bishop-elect for South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese who was shot last night is nursing bullet wounds at a health facility in the South Sudanese Diocese, multiple sources have told ACI Africa.

The former Coordinator of Rumbek Diocese, Fr. John Mathiang, welcoming Bishop-elect Christian Carlassare in Rumbek Diocese on 15 April 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Bishop-elect in South Sudan Concerned about Growing Inter-Communal Violence, Deaths

Apr 20, 2021

The Bishop-elect of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Rumbek has expressed concerns over growing inter-communal violence that has left more than twenty young people dead in Lakes State, a region covered by the episcopal see he is expected to administer.

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

I’m Responding “to Holy Father’s request; I ask for prayers”: South Sudanese Bishop-Elect

Nov 18, 2020

 The Bishop-elect for South Sudan’s Wau Diocese has welcomed his appointment, describing it as a positive response to the “Holy Father’s request.”

Some Bishops of Ghana with the Apostolic Nuncio in Ghana,
Archbishop Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński who presided at the Holy Mass of the 25th Anniversary of the Keta-Akatsi Diocese in Ghana’s Volta Region. / Bro. Stephen Domelevo, SVD

Be Agents of the Kingdom of God, Bishop in Ghana at Diocesan Silver Jubilee

Nov 17, 2020

The Bishop of Keta-Akatsi Diocese in Ghana’s Volta Region has called on the people of God under his pastoral care to be true agents and promoters of the Kingdom of God “through Word and Sacrament.”  

Some Catholic nuns during the National Prayer Day at the Subukia National Shrine in Nakuru, on October 5, 2019.

Clergy, Religious in Kenya Challenged to Leave Comfort Zones, to Venture into Peripheries

Oct 23, 2020

A majority of members of the Clergy and Religious Orders in Kenya are found in the country’s capital, Nairobi that offers better living standards, a Catholic Cleric ministering in the country has observed and called on Religious men and women not to shy away from missions characterized with hardships.

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).

Catholic Aid Agency Highlights Comboni Missionary Sisters’ Apostolate in Ethiopia

Oct 23, 2020

The apostolate of the members of the Religious Institute of Comboni Missionary Sisters among the indigenous in Ethiopia has been highlighted in a report, which Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International published Friday, October 23.

The Cargo boat acquired by the Diocese of Malakal in South Sudan. / ACI Africa

South Sudan’s Malakal Diocese Constructs Cargo Boat to Tackle Poor Transport Menace

Sep 30, 2020

Poor road transport in South Sudan’s Diocese of Malakal has motivated the vast Diocese to build its first ever cargo boat for transporting construction materials from the country’s capital Juba as well as to facilitate pastoral ministry in the East-Central African country, the Bishop has told ACI Africa.

Security Officers at the entrance to the Mary Immaculate Hospital in Mapuordit, South Sudan.

Comboni Mission Hospital in South Sudan Shuts Down Over Insecurity

Jul 5, 2020

Mary Immaculate Hospital in Mapuordit, a mission health facility belonging to the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan, has been shut down indefinitely over security threats to its staff and patients, the administration announced.

Retirement Home of the Archbishop emeritus of Juba Archdiocese, Paolino Lukudu, constructed with assistance from the Vatican. / Radio Bakhita South Sudan

Vatican’s Donation Helps Realize Bishops’ Retirement Home in South Sudanese Archdiocese

Jun 18, 2020

Retired Archbishop of Juba, Paolino Lukudu will be the first occupant of the first ever Bishops’ retirement home that has been erected by the Archdiocese with help from the Vatican and other donors. .