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Latest stories: Deacons

Bishop Sanctus Lino Wanok and examining the ordinands during the Priestly and Diaconate ordination in the Catholic Diocese of Lira, Uganda. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Free Deacons, Priests to Serve “without any hindrance”: Ugandan Bishop to Parents, Family

A Catholic Bishop in Uganda has urged parents and family members of the newly ordained Deacons and Priest to exercise detachment and allow the new members of the Clergy to serve the people of God “without any hindrance”.

Pope Francis meets with deacons and their families at the Vatican on June 19, 2021. / Vatican Media/CNA

Pope Francis: The Humble Service of a Deacon Tells of the Greatness of God

Pope Francis met with deacons and their families Saturday at the Vatican and encouraged them to help their parishes to recognize Jesus in the poor.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama with newly ordained Deacons at St. Donatus’ Parish, Saukale in the Archdiocese of Abuja. Credit: Archbishop Ignatius A. Kaigama/ Facebook

Newly Ordained Deacons in Nigeria Cautioned against “marketing a gospel of materialism”

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has called upon Seminarians he was about to ordain Deacons in the Archdiocese to refrain from the temptations of preaching materialism but instead stick to the gospel of love and peace.

Archbishop Peter Joseph Kairo speaking during the ordination of four Priests and seven Deacons for Kenya’s Nyeri Archdiocese Saturday, November 7. / Capuchin TV/Facebook Page.

Strive to Live in Harmony with Each Other, Kenyan Prelate at Ordination

A Kenyan Archbishop has urged candidates he was about to ordain to always strive to live in peace and harmony with each other, noting that it is human for members of the Clergy living in a rectory to sometimes disagree.

St. Peter’s Basilica seen through a bubble on Dec. 3, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

World Mission Sunday: Number of Catholics Continues to Rise Worldwide

The number of Catholics worldwide increased by almost 16 million in a year to 1.33 billion, according to statistics highlighted by the Vatican ahead of the 2020 World Mission Sunday. 

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu with the two Deacons he ordained for the Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan. / ACI Africa

Archbishop in South Sudan Urges Religious, Political Leaders to Work Toward Lasting Peace

The Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has, while presiding over the diaconate ordination of two Rumbek Diocese candidates, urged both religious and political leaders in the nine-year-old country to work together for lasting peace through a complete implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS).  

Archbishop Hubertus van Megen laying hands on the candidates for ordination during Mass at the St. John the Evangelist Parish, Karen of the Archdiocese of Nairobi. / ACI Africa

“Give yourself to the full, exhaust yourself,” Nuncio in Kenya to Newly Ordained Deacons

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.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu during the Diaconate and Priestly Ordination Mass last Saturday, August 15, 2020. / ACI Africa

“Priests are instruments in the hand of God”: South Sudanese Prelate at Ordination

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has, during the Diaconate and Priestly Ordination last Saturday, told those to be ordained to consider themselves “instruments in the hand of God” in their apostolate.