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Latest stories: Pastoral agents

Bishop George Zumaire Lungu of Zambia’s Chipata Diocese speaking at the opening of a two-day workshop on peacebuilding in Zambia's capital Lusaka. / Zambia Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCCB).

Zambia’s Treasured Peace Threatened By “some worrisome trends”: Bishop

A Bishop in Zambia has expressed concerns about some “worrisome” trends in the Southern African nation, cautioning that the “treasured peace” might be sacrificed if nothing is done.

A poster announcing the three-day online workshop for pastoral agents in Kenya. / Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB).

“Collaborate with shared purpose, to do the work of Christ,” Pastoral Agents in Kenya Told

The need for pastoral agents to collaborate in their mission of evangelization has been emphasized at the start of a three-day virtual workshop that is bringing together Clerics and religious men and women involved in pastoral animation in Kenya.

Rise Above Traditional Culture, Embrace Christian Culture, Pastoral Agents in Kenya Told

Members of the Clergy and Religious involved in pastoral animation in Kenya have been encouraged to embrace the Christian culture, rising above their respective traditional cultures that could impede active participation in the mission of Jesus Christ.

Fr. Bonaventure Luchidio, the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Kenya. / ACI Africa

Redefine Pastoral Work to Have Mission Dimension, Pastoral Agents in Kenya Told

The need to ensure that the ministry of evangelization includes a dimension of mission as reaching out to the people of God has been emphasized at the ongoing three-day virtual workshop that has brought members of the Clergy and Religious involved in pastoral animation in Kenya.

A poster announcing the three-day virtual workshop bringing together mainly members of the Clergy and Religious involved in pastoral animation in Kenya. / Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB).

Embrace Technology, Discover New Ways to “be Connected”: Kenyan Bishop to Pastoral Agents

COVID-19 restrictions put the people of God in unfamiliar situations that limited their interactions, a Kenyan Bishop noted at the start of a virtual workshop bringing together mainly members of the Clergy and Religious involved in pastoral animation in Kenya whom the Bishop encouraged to come to terms with the new reality and embrace technology, seeking new ways to “be connected” with others.

Facilitators at the Four-day Training Session for Pastoral Agents in Ivory Coast. / CECCI

Pastoral Agents in Ivory Coast Trained to be “involved in the life of the society”

The Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace in the West African nation of Ivory Coast is organizing a training seminar for pastoral agents in a bid to broaden their understanding of the Social Doctrine of the Church so that they are “more involved in the life of the society to which they belong.”

A section of Bishops in Ghana at the opening of 2019 Plenary Assembly in Cape Coast on November 11, 2019 / Catholic Digest

Bishops’ Chair Appeals for “healthy collaboration among” Pastoral Agents in Ghana

At the opening of the Plenary Assembly of the Bishops of Ghana, the President of Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC), Archbishop Philip Naameh appealed for a collaborative ministry that would see various pastoral agents including Bishops, priests, women and men religious, catechists, among others, cooperate in witnessing to Gospel values in a manner that can contribute to overcoming the challenges facing the Church in the West African nation.

Fr. Kalenga (middle) with two other panelists during the training session in the diocese of Kolongo South East DR Congo / National Bishops' Conference of Congo (CENCO)

Church in DR Congo Training Pastoral Agents on Protection of Minors, Vulnerable

Some five months after Pope Francis issued his Apostolic Letter “Vos Estis Lux Mundi” (You are the light of the world) in which the Holy Father introduced norms regarding sexual abuse, Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) have launched a series of trainings targeting pastoral agents in view of ensuring the protection of minors and vulnerable persons in the various structures of the local Church.