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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Logo Caritas South Sudan. / Caritas South Sudan

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

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”

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.

Thankful Mozambican children expressing gratitude to the international community for support after Cyclone Idai /

Catholic Children in Ivory Coast to Reach Out to Counterparts in Cyclone-hit Mozambique

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.

PMC and PMS diocesan Directors during Training in Nairobi, Kenya: October 30, 2019 / ACI Africa

Children Animators in Kenya Discuss Need to Enhance Child Safeguarding

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.

Section of Pontifical Missionary Children in Kenya at the Village of Mary Mother of God National Shrine, Subukia, Nakuru diocese /

The Missionary Attitude of Children Evangelizes, Testimonies from Kenyan Animators

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.

Fr. Jean Noel Gossou alongside other priests, religious and faithful at the end of Holy Mass to conclude the Extraordinary Missionary Month in Ivory Coast on October 27, 2019 /

“Missionary awakening must not Stop with October 2019”: Ivorian Church Leader Says

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.”