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Launching of the year of Epiphany  at Bangwe Parish in the Archdiocese of Blantyre. Credit: ECM

Catholic Church in Malawi Launches “Epiphany” Initiative to Protect Children from Abuse

Nov 18, 2021

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) have launched preparations for “Epiphany” celebration, a day that will be celebrated to create awareness on child abuse in the Southern African nation. 

Poster announcing an online workshop of the Commission for Clergy and Religious of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops. Credit: Pontifical Mission Societies Kenya

Religious in Kenya Urged to Limit Commitment to Families, Focus on Evangelization

Sep 19, 2021

Commitment of women and men Religious to their families is slowly killing the spirit of evangelization in Kenya, members of the Commission for Clergy and Religious of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have said.

Fr. James Kinoti serving at St. Catherine of Alexandria Tarasaa Parish in Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Malindi. Credit: Fr. James Kinoti

Six Kenyan Catholic Dioceses in Urgent Need of Help as International Funding Plunges

Aug 15, 2021

Kenyan Catholic Dioceses experiencing primary evangelization are among those in urgent need of help owing to the plunge in funding from the Pontifical Society for the Propagation of Faith Universal Fund, a body charged with the duty to assist needy churches across the globe.

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PMS Kenya Announces “Missionary Rosary Marathon” to Support Evangelization in Peripheries

Aug 10, 2021

Catholic Parishes across various Dioceses in Kenya are invited to pray the Holy Rosary for those working towards evangelization in the country through the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB).

Zambia's President Edgar Lungu(L), and the Bishop-elect of Mpika Diocese, Fr Edwin Mulandu(R)

Zambian President Congratulates Catholic Bishop-elect on Appointment, Pledges Support

Apr 29, 2021

Zambia’s President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has congratulated Msgr. Edwin Mulandu who was appointed Bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Mpika on April 24, promising to support him in his episcopal ministry.

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PMS Uganda Calls for Generous Contribution on Vocations Sunday, Says Mission is Expensive

Apr 23, 2021

The leadership of Pontifical Mission Society (PMS) in Uganda has called upon the people of God in the East African country to support vocations in the country through prayers and financial contribution, saying that mission work requires a lot of resources.

Fr. Bonaventure Luchidio, the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Kenya. Credit: Screen Capture Capuchin TV

PMS Kenya Lauded for Robust Evangelization Initiatives Despite COVID-19 Restrictions

Apr 19, 2021

The leadership of the Society of Missionary Childhood , which seeks to help children to discover the missionary spirit across the globe, has lauded officials of the organization in Kenya for keeping children engaged in evangelization initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Image promoting Vocations Sunday to be celebrated on Sunday. April 25

Kenya’s PMS Launches Vocations Sunday Appeal to Revive Stalled Formation Projects

Apr 17, 2021

The leadership of Kenya’s Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) is appealing for generous donations to revive stalled projects in Seminaries and other houses of formation as the Church prepares to celebrate Vocations Sunday on April 25.

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Pray to Distinguish Calling from “disturbing voices”: Catholic Leader to Youth in Malawi

Mar 24, 2021

Young people in Malawi have been urged to pray fervently in order to discern their calling in a message that was delivered ahead of this year’s World Vocations Sunday to be marked next month.

Fr. Linus Ngenomesho (left) appointed, Apostolic Administrator of Namibia's Apostolic Vicariate of Rundu and Fr. Godefroid Manuga-Lukokisa (right) named a member of the Vatican's Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

Pope Francis Appoints Congolese Cleric to Propaganda Fide, Namibian Priest Administrator

Nov 17, 2020

The National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) has been appointed to the Vatican's Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (CEP), whose members are responsible for coordinating the church’s missionary work. 

Some Catholic nuns during the National Prayer Day at the Subukia National Shrine in Nakuru, on October 5, 2019.

Clergy, Religious in Kenya Challenged to Leave Comfort Zones, to Venture into Peripheries

Oct 23, 2020

A majority of members of the Clergy and Religious Orders in Kenya are found in the country’s capital, Nairobi that offers better living standards, a Catholic Cleric ministering in the country has observed and called on Religious men and women not to shy away from missions characterized with hardships.

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

Oct 22, 2020

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.

Fr. Pontian Kaweesa, the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) Uganda. / Ugandan Catholics/Facebook Page.

Pastoral Animators in Uganda Call for Prayers, Donations ahead of World Mission Sunday

Oct 15, 2020

Baptized members of the Catholic Church in Uganda have been encouraged to reach out to the rest of the world by offering prayers and material support that will strengthen missionary activities in hardship areas.

The Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows in Kibeho, Rwanda.

Site of Africa’s Only Vatican-Approved Marian Apparition Hosts International Rosary Event

Oct 9, 2020

Rwanda’s Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows in Kibeho, which is Africa’s only Vatican-approved site of a Marian apparition, played host to an online international Rosary prayer event held during the annual Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary, an organizer of the event has told ACI Africa.

Logo for the one million children prying the Rosary initiative for unity and peace scheduled for October 18, 2020. / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).

Children in Kenya Link up on Facebook ahead of Global Rosary Prayer Initiative

Oct 2, 2020

The Catholic Church in Kenya has heeded to the “One Million Children Praying the Rosary” call by the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) to pray for unity and peace in the world, with children in the East African country participating in prayers through a Facebook live video.

Church Leaders in Uganda to Engage Media in Marking World Mission Sunday

Sep 30, 2020

Ahead of this year’s World Mission Sunday on October 18, an official of the Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) has explained how Church leaders will engage the media in marking the event in the East African nation.

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

Sep 25, 2020

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

Sep 24, 2020

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.

Logo Caritas South Sudan. / Caritas South Sudan

Caritas South Sudan Expresses Commitment to Contribute to Vatican COVID-19 Fund

May 29, 2020

The leadership of Caritas South Sudan, the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference in the country, has expressed the commitment to contributing towards the COVID-19 emergency fund, which Pope Francis created last month.

Logo for the Year of the Word of God. / Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis- Archdiocese of Hartford

Kenya’s PMS Strategizes on the Yearlong Celebration of “the Word of God in our families”

Feb 17, 2020

At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) that brought together diocesan directors and Pontifical Missionary Childhood (PMC) coordinators in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, ways of sharing the Word of God at the grassroots were deliberated, participants underlining the need to own and read the Bible individually and collectively.