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Latest stories: Port Louis Diocese

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Catholic Peace Commission in Mauritius Concerned about Bill to Regulate Radio Stations

Dec 14, 2021

Members of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in Mauritius have expressed concerns about the adoption of the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) Bill, aimed at regulating radio stations in the Indian Ocean Island nation.

The Vicar General of Mauritius’ Port Louis Diocese, Fr. Jean Maurice Labour. Credit: Port Louis Diocese

“Our priority is to help, comfort the vulnerable”: Mauritian Cleric amid COVID-19 Surge

Nov 23, 2021

A Catholic Cleric ministering in Mauritius is urging the people of God in the Indian Ocean Island nation to prioritize helping, comforting, and accompanying the vulnerable in society amid a reported surge in COVID-19 cases.

Logo of the Council of Religions (CoR) in Mauritius. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders in Mauritius Saddened by Persecution of Minorities in Africa, World

Oct 24, 2021

The persecution of religious minorities in Africa and the world is a cause for concern for religious leaders in the Indian Ocean Island nation of Mauritius who are calling for togetherness.

Maurice Cardinal Piat of Port Louis Diocese in Mauritius. Credit: Port Louis Diocese

On Memorial of Patron Saint of Mauritian Diocese, Cardinal Calls for “more intense” Prayer

Aug 28, 2021

On the Memorial of St. Louis, the Patron Saint of Mauritius’ Port Louis Diocese, the Cardinal in the Indian Ocean Island nation has called for “more intense” prayer as the Island African nation battles the effects of COVID-19 pandemic.

St. Louis Cathedral in the Diocese of Port Louis, Mauritius/ Credit: Diocese of Port Louis/Facebook

Mauritius’ Port Louis Diocese Outlines Safety Guidelines for Resumption of Public Worship

Jun 28, 2021

Days after the Government of Mauritius lifted restrictions put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, the leadership of the Catholic Diocese of Port Louis has announced the resumption of public worship with a limited number of faithful.

A poster announcing the three-day national prayer for Mauritius/Credit: Diocese of Port-Louis

A Group of Lay Catholics in Mauritius Spearhead Three-day National Prayer for Country

Jun 15, 2021

A group of Catholics in the Indian Ocean Island nation of Mauritius are spearheading three days of national prayer for the country’s challenges, including COVID-19 pandemic and issues at personal level.

Logo of the Council of Religions (CoR) in Mauritius.

Mauritius’ Religious Leaders Commit to Help People Adversely Affected by COVID-19 Lockdown

May 3, 2021

Members of the Council of Religions in Mauritius have pledged to continue reaching out to the people of God who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 lockdown in the Indian Ocean Island nation.

Jennifer Constantin, Administrative Assistant for the Diocesan Tourism Commission of Mauritius' Port Louis Diocese. Credit: Port Louis Diocese

Church in Mauritius Accompanying Tourism Stakeholders amid COVID-19 Restrictions

Apr 24, 2021

The leadership of the Catholic Church in Mauritius has, in a report, highlighted the Church’s initiatives to reach out to those in the country’s tourism sector whose livelihoods have been negatively affected by COVID-19 restrictions.

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Caritas Mauritius Targets Thousands of Families in COVID-19 Food Aid Program

Apr 21, 2021

At least 3,500 families reported to be severely affected by the effects of COVID-19 in Mauritius are expected to receive food aid from the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Church in the Indian Ocean island nation. 

Maurice Cardinal Piat of Port-Louis Diocese in Mauritius. Credit : Courtesy Photo

Mauritian Cardinal Expresses “closeness, solidarity” with Muslims Ahead of Ramadan

Apr 17, 2021

The Local Ordinary of Mauritius’ Port Louis Diocese, Maurice Cardinal Piat, has expressed solidarity with the Muslims in the Indian Ocean Island nation ahead of the holy month of Ramadan scheduled to begin Tuesday, April 13 evening.

St. Louis Cathedral of Port Louis Diocese in Mauritius / Port Louis Diocese

Churches in Mauritius to Remain Closed During Holy Week amid COVID-19 Restrictions

Mar 25, 2021

The leadership of the Catholic Church in Mauritius has directed that churches in the country remain closed during Holy Week in line with restrictions, which the government of the Indian Ocean Island nation put in place to control the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

Logo of the Council of Religions (CoR) in Mauritius. / Port Louis Diocese

“Endangering lives by gathering not an act of worship”: Religious Leaders in Mauritius

Mar 17, 2021

In the wake of a surge in reported cases of COVID-19 in Mauritius, religious leaders in the Indian Ocean Island nation have underscored the need to adhere to government guidelines prohibiting gatherings.

St. Louis Cathedral in the Diocese of Port Louis, Mauritius / Public Domain

Public Liturgical Celebrations Suspended in Mauritius Following Spike in COVID-19 Cases

Mar 11, 2021

A day after the leadership of Mauritius announced a two-week national lockdown to control the spike in daily COVID-19 cases, liturgical celebrations in public have been suspended in the Indian Ocean Island nation.

The Bishop of Mauritius' Port Louis Diocese, Maurice Cardinal Piat / Port Louis Diocese

“Church cannot remain indifferent to political question”: Mauritian Cardinal

Mar 6, 2021

The head of the Catholic Church in Mauritius has defended church leaders in the Indian Ocean Island nation against accusations of interfering with the running of the country noting that they cannot “remain indifferent.”

Maurice Cardinal Piat. / Diocese of Port-Louis.

Consultations Towards Mauritius’ Recovery “dearest wish” of Country’s Cardinal

Jan 12, 2021

The head of the Catholic Church in Mauritius has, in an interview with a local daily, identified consultations among various stakeholders on how to help the Indian Ocean nation recover as his New Year “dearest wish”.

Bishop Alain Harel of Seychelles' Port Victoria Diocese. He was installed on December 8, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. / Port Louis Diocese, Mauritius

Bishop in Seychelles “very enthusiastic” about New Episcopal Assignment, Thankful to God

Dec 10, 2020

The Bishop of Port Victoria in Seychelles has, during his installation, expressed his enthusiasm at his new ministry.

Fr. Jean Maurice Labour appointed “delegate with full powers” to administer the Apostolic Vicariate of Rodrigues in Mauritius. / Website Port Louis Diocese

Vicar General of Mauritius’ Port Louis Diocese to Administer Rodrigues Vicariate

Oct 20, 2020

The Vicar General of Mauritius’ Port Louis Diocese has been appointed as a “delegate with full powers” to administer the Apostolic Vicariate of Rodrigues in the same country, until an Apostolic Administrator is appointed.

Lorette College of Curepipe in Mauritius. / Lorette College of Curepipe/Facebook Page

Loreto Sisters in Mauritius Hailed for Overseeing 150 Years of Quality, Holistic Education

Oct 9, 2020

Members of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM), commonly known as Loreto Sisters, in Mauritius have been hailed for their dedication in offering quality and holistic education to students in the Indian Ocean Island nation.

Blessed Jacques-Désiré Laval. / Diocese of Port-Louis

On Memorial of “Apostle of Mauritius”, Blessed Laval, Cardinal Urges Closeness to the Poor

Sep 9, 2020

On the occasion of the 179th anniversary of the arrival of renowned French Spiritan Priest, Blessed Jacques-Désiré Laval in Mauritius and the 156th anniversary of his death, the head of the Catholic Church in the Indian Ocean island nation has encouraged attentiveness to the plight of the poor in society.  

A clean-up crew confronting the oil spill in Riviere des Creoles in Mauritius. Thick muck has inundated Mauritius' unspoiled lagoons, marine habitats and beaches.

“It will take 45 years for the land to regenerate”:Mauritian Cardinal on Ecological Crisis

Aug 31, 2020

The head of the Catholic Church in Mauritius has highlighted the impact of the recent ecological crisis occasioned by an oil spill in the Indian Ocean island nation’s waters, noting that the affected land may take over four decades to regenerate.