Bishops of Madagascar dedicate country to the Divine Mercy of God At the end of their November Plenary in Antananarivo, the bishops of Madagascar have issued a pastoral statement marking the end of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. In their statement, made available to the media, the Malagasy bishops dedicate the country to the Divine Mercy of God and hail relations with the Holy…
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"Drug addiction is a ‘new form of slavery’ and a ‘wound in our society’ which should be combatted with education and rehabilitation." That was Pope Francis’ message to a Vatican conference called ‘Narcotics: Problems and Solutions of this Global Issue’, which was hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on 23-24 November. Pope Francis told the two-day conference on Narcotics that those who fall into…
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Pope Francis on Monday warned against excessive rigidity and said God gives us the freedom and the gentleness to be merciful. He was speaking during the homily at morning Mass in the Casa Santa Marta. Drawing inspiration from the Gospel reading of the day which tells of when Jesus, who was teaching in the synagogue, healed a crippled woman and ignited the anger of the…
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Vice Chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) – Family Life National Office (NFP), Bishop Alfred Rotich has said that there is the need to restore sexual sanity and morality to give marriage and family their rightful place and dignity. He was speaking at the weekend in Nairobi, during the African Regional Conference on Families. Bishop Rotich added that there is no better…
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Pope Francis on Thursday met with the Italian National Council of the Order of Journalists, telling them that truth, professionalism and respect for human dignity were essential elements in their work. Meeting with the assembled Italian journalists in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall on Thursday, Pope Francis told them that there were few professions that have “so much influence on society like that of journalism.” He…
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The Catholic Diocese of Maralal’s Radio Mchungaji, which means The shepherd, is the eleventh Catholic radio station to go on air and to be established by the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) through the Commission for Social Communications and the conference’s Waumini Communications Company. This is line with Waumini’s mission to have 20 radio stations by the year 2020. Broadcasting on 95.4fm at a…
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