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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Following two violent cyclones that hit Mozambique early this year causing severe levels of food insecurity among the population including children, Catholic Children in Ivory Coast under the guidance of the National Directorate of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) have been encouraged to raise funds and reach out to their counterparts in the Southeastern African nation as a concrete sign of solidarity.
At a recent meeting in Kenya’s capital Nairobi that brought together diocesan Coordinators of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) and Pontifical Missionary Children (PMC), the need to enhance the protection and safeguarding of children in the Church featured prominently, with the clergy and religious in attendance admitting cases of child abuse in their country and a Bishop calling on adherence to child safeguarding policies.
The usually friendly attitude of children as they interact among themselves as well as with adults can go a long way in promoting the missionary spirit espoused by the Church, making kids worthy agents of evangelization, animators of children in Kenya have testified.
As the Extraordinary Missionary Month of October 2019 (EMMOCT2019) commissioned by Pope Francis under the theme “baptized and sent” ends this Thursday, a Church leader in the West African nation of Ivory Coast has encouraged a continued life of witnessing the values of the gospel beyond this month so that the mission of Jesus Christ is made “part of our daily lives.”