Kenyan Catholic Bishops at the start of their ad limina visit to Rome have together with Rome-based Kenyan priests, religious and laity prayed for the departed souls of students killed in the Garissa University College attack by Al Shabaab on 2 April 2015. Speaking when he celebrated Holy Mass in Rome Monday, the Chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB), John Cardinal Njue,…
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“’Exodus’ is at the heart of vocation…our response to the vocation God gives us:” that’s what Pope Francis says in his Message for this year’s World Day of Prayer for Vocations celebrated Sunday 26 April. Recalling the biblical exodus from slavery in Egypt and, “ the origins of the amazing love story between God and his people,” Pope Francis calls the faithful to “decisively” turn…
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Pope Francis says there is still much to be done in order to give due recognition to women, both in society and in the Church. Speaking on Wednesday during the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, the Pope said that not only must the voice of women be listened to, but that it must also be given weight and authority. Continuing in his Catechesis on…
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Pope Francis has sent a message to the Catholic Bishops Conference of Kenya expressing his spiritual closeness to the families of victims of Thursday’s early morning attack by Islamist militants on Garissa University College in Kenya. At least 147 young people died in the attack by Al Shebaab gunmen from Somalia. Many of the victims were Christian students who were executed at the start of…
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Pope Francis has urged the faithful to see the signs of the Risen Lord and open their hearts to a "present that is full of the future". Speaking on Wednesday during the weekly General Audience, the Pope reflected at length on the celebration of the Sacred Triduum which begins on Holy Thursday, and during which we commemorate Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection.The Easter Triduum –…
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