Monthly Archives: February 2020

Caritas Zimbabwe Feeds 300 000 Drought-Affected Persons

“Caritas Zimbabwe in a meeting with Country Representatives of CRS, C0RDAID, CAFOD and Trocaire.” Vimbai Masoso – Harare, Zimbabwe Caritas Zimbabwe working in collaboration with Caritas Internationalis and the World Food Programme (WFP) have distributed food to 300 000 drought-affected persons. Caritas Zimbabwe has pledged to continue fulfilling its pastoral mandate of accompanying vulnerable communities in the country. This time ...

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WCC Condemns Violence in Burkina Faso and Cameroon

By Benedict Mayaki The World Council of Churches condemns recent violent attacks in Burkina Faso and Cameroon, which have left 24 people dead in Burkina Faso and 5 others in Cameroon. In the wake of the violent attacks in Cameroon and Burkina Faso on February 14 and 16 respectively, the Secretary-General of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Rev. Dr. ...

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Catholic Bishops urge Cameroon to start talks with separatists

An internally displaced woman poses at a window in Cameroon” By Fr. John Waters Catholic Bishops from around the world sign an open letter to the President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, asking him to begin peace negotiations with the separatist movement in that country. In response to an attack on the village of Ntumbo, in the north-east of the country, ...

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Pope at Mass: Beware of ‘Slippery Slide’ Toward Worldliness

In his homily at Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Thursday, Pope Francis warns against letting our hearts wander unwittingly into apostasy. Pope Francis reflected on the First Reading (1 Kgs 11:4-13), which tells of the “apostasy of Solomon” as he turns away from the Lord in his old age. “When Solomon was old his wives had turned his ...

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Church in Poland Thanks Pope Francis for Querida Amazonía

By Vatican News The President of the Polish Bishops Conference writes to Pope Francis to thank him for his Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation “Querida Amazonía”, on “the beloved Amazon region”. The president of the Polish Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, has expressed his gratitude to Pope Francis for the Apostolic Exhortation Querida Amazonía, which, he says, “arose in the heart of ...

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Pope Francis: Future Holy See Diplomats Will Spend a Year on Mission

Pope Francis sends a letter to the President of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, announcing that whoever enters the Vatican’s diplomatic service will be asked to carry out a 12-month missionary experience in a diocese. Pope Francis has introduced a year of missionary experience into the curriculum of those preparing to enter service in the Holy See’s diplomatic corps. The Pope ...

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There is no Humility without Humiliation -Pope Francis

By Robin Gomes Commenting on the day’s Gospel, Pope Francis exhorts Christians to follow the path of humiliation as indicated by Jesus and John. He also urges pastors not to give in to worldliness, to the “temptation to climb”. Don’t be “afraid of humiliation”. Let us ask the Lord to send us “some” to “make us humble”, so we can ...

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Clash in Super Eagles Administration

. . . As Gernot Rohr and Joseph Yobo disagree By Alexander Adejoh The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) last Wednesday announced former Everton and Fenerbahce defender Joseph Yobo as the new Super Eagles assistant coach to work under Gernot Rohr but the German boss is unhappy with the dismissal of his former assistant Imama Amapakabo. Yobo was said to have ...

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NFF Denies Amokachi’s Appointment

By Alexander Adejoh The Communications Director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ademola Olajire, at the Glass House, says he is not aware of former Super Eagles forward, Daniel Amokachi’s appointment to replace Bitrus Bewarang as head of the Technical Department of the federation. The former English FA Cup winner with Everton FC was reported to have been appointed by ...

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Stephen Keshi’s Stadium, Asaba to Host Eagles, Leone Stars Clash

By Alexander Adejoh Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced that next month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone will be hosted in the 15,400 capacity Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta State. Fides gathered that Dr Mohammed Sanusi, NFF General Secretary, said the match will be played on Friday, ...

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