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 in Nigeria, has urged the new Deacons he ordained on January 14 to shun immorality in all its forms.
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.
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.
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.
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.