The Number of young men choosing Priesthood in Tanzania is reportedly on the rise, Church leaders in the East African countries have observed while opening a Seminary that will be a home to hundreds of seminarians drawn from across the country.
The identity of a Priest is manifested in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist during which he offers the “sacrifice of praise” for the salvation of souls, the representative of the Holy Father in Kenya said Friday, December 11.
On the occasion of a Priestly ordination in South Africa over the weekend, the Bishop who preached encouraged the new Priest to cultivate “a big heart” that is concerned with the needs of others in line with Pope Francis’ latest Encyclical, Fratelli Tutti.
A Kenyan Archbishop has urged candidates he was about to ordain to always strive to live in peace and harmony with each other, noting that it is human for members of the Clergy living in a rectory to sometimes disagree.
On the occasion of the ordination of three Deacons to the Priesthood for Ghana’s Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese, the ordaining Prelate counselled members of the Clergy to foster practices that translate to accountability to their parishioners.
The Bishop Emeritus of Ghana’s Diocese of Keta-Akatsi has, on the occasion of the ordination of three Deacons to the Priesthood, asked the Deacons to see their ministerial Priesthood as a ministry that should bring them new life by becoming servant leaders.
Fr. Antony Njoroge’s life can best be summarized by one of St. Augustine of Hippo’s most powerful quotes, “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.”
Statistics have indicated a steady increase in the number of people joining the Priesthood and Religious Life in Africa despite an overall global plunge in those choosing to dedicate their lives to service of God as Priests and Religious.
The Archbishop of Ghana’s Archdiocese of Cape Coast has, on the occasion of the ordination of six Deacons to the Priesthood for the Archdiocese of Accra, urged the candidates to the Priesthood to view their Priestly ministry not as a time for taking “honor upon oneself but a life of total self-denial.”
Paschal Uche woke up early on the morning of Sept. 18, 2010, a day that would change his life. He needed to set off in good time in order to pass through security at the event he was attending in central London.
Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has implored the people of God in the West African country to support their Priests, to pray for them and mostly, to talk to Jesus and “our Mother Mary” when they feel that their Pastors have gone astray.
The Bishop of Ghana’s Catholic Diocese of Techiman has, on the occasion of the ordination of four Deacons to the Priesthood, underscored the importance respect in the practice of Priestly ministry among the people of God.
Last month three men were ordained to the priesthood in a small city in southern Italy. Among them was Fr. Jerome Pascal Ombeni, a young man from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
During the ordination of nine Deacons to the Priesthood in Cameroon’s Catholic Diocese of Kumbo, the Bishop invited the candidates to be ordained to view their priestly ministry not as “a distinction” that sets them apart in isolation but as a gift that brings them closer to the people of God who will be under their care in service.
As restrictions meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 have forced churches to close or limit their activity in recent months, priests across the U.S. and other parts of the world may be feeling “nonessential” as they struggle to support or even engage with their parish community, one psychologist said.
Pope Francis called on all Catholics to pray for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life on Good Shepherd Sunday, the World Day of Prayer for Vocations.
The value of togetherness has been acknowledged as the clergy in the West African country of Togo gathered in a six-day General Assembly to celebrate 50 years since their association, the Fraternity of Diocesan Priest in Togo (FPDT), was established.
Priests should strive after a strong relationship with Christ, beginning in seminary, in order to be the guides in faith the de-Christianized society needs, Pope Francis said Monday.
A South American missionary to Angola who is participating in the Amazon Synod at the invitation of the pope has said the proposal to ordain as priests married men to solve the lack of evangelization in the Amazon is “illusory”.
In a country where the reciprocal interaction between Catholicism and culture still presents difficulties, with society playing a central role in shaping individual lives through family and peer pressure, a South Sudanese cleric has shared with ACI Africa the challenges he had to overcome on his journey to priesthood as he celebrates 50 years since he received the Sacrament of Holy Orders.