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Newly Ordained Deacons

Michael Cardinal Czerny after the Diaconate Ordination of Seminarians Michael Thilyang Gatkek, Emmanuel Changjwok Pawang Lual, and Matthew Akoabanda Arrey at the Catholic Church dedicated in honor of St. Josephine Bakhita on 8 February 2024. Credit: Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (DPIHD)

Shun “every form of vanity”: Vatican Cardinal to Newly Ordained Deacons in South Sudan

Feb 8, 2024

The Prefect for the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (DPIHD) has called upon the three Deacons he ordained in South Sudan on Thursday, February 8, the Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, to shun all forms of pride and self-idolatry, which he said would distance them from God’s graces. 

Bishop Anselm Umoren, the Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja wit the 14 Deacons he ordained on 14 January 2024. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

“Avoid every form of immorality”: Catholic Bishop in Nigeria to Newly Ordained Deacons

Jan 18, 2024

Bishop Anselm Umoren, the Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja in Nigeria, has urged the new Deacons he ordained on January 14 to shun immorality in all its forms.

Cardinal in South Sudan Urges Newly Ordained Deacons to Embrace Servant Leadership

Nov 13, 2023

Stephen Cardinal Ameyu Martin Mulla of South Sudan’s Catholic Archdiocese of Juba has urged the new Deacons he ordained on Saturday, November 11 to “sacrifice” for the ministry, and to be always ready to serve the people of God in the eastern central African country.

Bishop John Mbinda presenting the Book of the Gospels to newly ordained Deacons. Credit: ACI Africa

Let’s Be “professional” in Preparing Homilies: Catholic Bishop in Kenya to New Deacons

Sep 17, 2023

There is need for members of the Clergy to prepare their homilies, handling their ministry in a “professional” way as they feed the people of God with the word of God, Bishop John Mbinda of Kenya’s Lodwar Diocese has said. 

A poster showing Bishop George Nkuo and the ten seminarians he ordained Deacons on 6 July 2023. Credit: Kumbo Diocese

“Show world that chastity is noble”: Catholic Bishop in Cameroon to Newly Ordained Deacons

Jul 6, 2023

Bishop George Nkuo of Kumbo Diocese in Cameroon has urged the new Deacons he ordained on Thursday, July 6 to be chaste, manifesting to the world the value and nobility of the vow of chastity.

Archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle at 2018 Diaconate Ordination in Accra.

Serve “in simplicity, humility, charity,” Newly Ordained Deacons in Ghana Told

Jan 14, 2020

In recent celebrations of the ordination of deacons in the West African nation of Ghana, candidates to the diaconate have been encouraged by their Local Ordinaries to take up the role of service as critical to their ministry and to do so with the right approach.