At the anniversary marking 50 years since the creation of the Episcopal Conference of Congo-Brazzaville (CEC), Catholic Bishops in the Central African nation have outlined gains and prospects for the Church.
Catholic Bishops in Eastern Africa have, in a statement, acknowledged with appreciation the role Tanzania’s Polycarp Cardinal Pengo has played in fostering pastoral solidarity in the region ahead of the Church leader’s Priestly Golden Jubilee celebration.
The value of togetherness has been acknowledged as the clergy in the West African country of Togo gathered in a six-day General Assembly to celebrate 50 years since their association, the Fraternity of Diocesan Priest in Togo (FPDT), was established.
At the conclusion of yearlong celebration of the Golden Jubilee of Ghana’s Diocese of Sekondi-Takoradi Sunday, December 8, the country’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo appealed to Catholics to pray for him and the West African nation to have lasting “peace and unity, progress and prosperity.”
In a country where the reciprocal interaction between Catholicism and culture still presents difficulties, with society playing a central role in shaping individual lives through family and peer pressure, a South Sudanese cleric has shared with ACI Africa the challenges he had to overcome on his journey to priesthood as he celebrates 50 years since he received the Sacrament of Holy Orders.
Calls for collaboration and the realization of synergies between Catholic Church institutions in Kenya ranging from entities under Bishops and those in the hands of religious orders characterized the Tuesday October 8 celebration to mark the golden jubilee of the Religious Superiors’ Conference of Kenya (RSCK).
As Catholics around the world prepare to begin the celebration of the Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019 (EMMOCT2019), which Pope Francis announced, a planned Golden Jubilee of male Religious in Kenya is providing an opportunity for the men who have consecrated their lives to God in different religious orders to renew themselves as missionaries, their Executive Secretary has said.