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PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR PROMOTION OF THE NEW EVANGELIZATION

“Prayer by the Church was fervently being made to God” (cf. Acts 12:5) Let us pray for the end of the pandemic united in the recitation of the Holy Rosary together with the Shrines around the world. INTRODUCTION Pope Francis is requesting that during this month of May the entire Church invoke the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary for ...

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Catholic Bishops in Kenya Laud Govt’s Declaration of 2015 Papal Mass Site As National Monument

Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has welcomed government’s declaration of the site where Pope Francis presided over public Holy Mass during his 2015 visit to the country as a national monument, noting that the declaration is an honor to the Church and the Holy Father. In the Kenya Gazette notice Number 40114 of April 30, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary (CS) ...

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Rome-Based Lay Catholic Association Hails Abolition of Death Penalty in Malawi

By Jude Atemanke The leadership of the Rome-based lay Catholic association dedicated to the provision of social services and arbitrating conflicts, Sant’Egidio Community, has hailed the abolition of the death penalty in the Southeastern African nation of Malawi. “The Community of Sant’Egidio greets with great satisfaction the pronouncement of the Constitutional Court of Malawi that on April 28 declared the ...

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Priest Gave General Absolution to Mexico City Metro Victims

By David Ramos Fr. Juan Ortiz has said he managed to reach the scene of the accident on a metro overpass in Mexico shortly after it occurred Monday evening, giving general absolution to the victims. “I got as close as I could, at a safe distance, I prayed for the dead, for the injured, and gave general absolution,” he told ...

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Focus More on Human Developmental Projects, Fr Ekwem Tells Churches

By Chioma Ndife The principal of Bubendorf Memorial Grammar School, Adazi-Nnkwu, Rev. Fr. Theo Ekwem, has beckoned on Catholic priests and pastors across the nation to move their attention to human capital development rather than the ‘unnecessary emphasis which they placed on infrastructural development.’ Fr. Ekwem who made the call while speaking to journalists on the ways which the Church ...

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Priests Don’t Gather To Celebrate Achievements- Bishop Kukah

By Josef Ishu The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan kukah, on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, has declared that Priests do not gather to celebrate achievements like those in public offices do. Bishop Kukah made the assertion in his homily during the silver jubilee of the ordination of the Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese, Most Rev. Stephen ...

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Bishop-Elect In South Sudan Shot

The bishop-elect for South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese was shot last night and is nursing bullet wounds at a local health facility, multiple sources have told ACI Africa. “Our Bishop-elect was shot last night. He is currently receiving treatment at CUAMM hospital in Rumbek,” a source told ACI Africa on Monday, referencing the health facility under the auspices of the Italy-based ...

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