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Central African Republic bishops call for Day of Lamentation and Prayer


The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Central African Republic have called for a “Day of Lamentation and Prayer” in memory of all the victims of violence in the nation.

by Linda Bordoni

The Catholic Bishops of the Central African Republic have launched an appeal to observe Sunday, 2 December 2018, as a “Day of Lamentation and Prayer” in memory of the many victims of violence in the nation.

In a communiqué the Bishops’ Conference said the Church invites all “men and women of good will” to refrain from celebrating 1 December as a sign of mourning”.

1 December: Day of Mourning

1 December is a significant date for the country as it marks the 60th anniversary of the birth of the Republic after French colonial rule.

2 December: Day of Lamentation and Prayer

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Higher Representation of African, Asian Prelates on Synod of Bishops’ Ordinary Council


Bishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Mamfe, Cameroon, pictured at a Vatican press briefing Oct. 25, was one of 16 members elected to the Ordinary Council on Friday. (Daniel Ibanez/CNA)

Higher Representation of African, Asian Prelates on Synod of Bishops’ Ordinary Council

Names of the enlarged group of 16 elected members include Cardinals Joseph Tobin, Luis Antonio Tagle and Cameroon Bishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya.

The sixteen prelates elected on Friday as members of the Ordinary Council of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops — an influential group responsible for the preparation of the next synod — include some well-known names and a larger representation from Africa and Asia than in the past. 

The Register has learned the Council, whose total number of members has been enlarged from 15…

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African prelate calls Synod of Bishops so far too 'Eurocentric'



ROME – One of the most prominent African churchmen participating in this month's gathering of bishops at the Vatican believes some of the concerns …
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African bishops call for ecological justice to top agenda at Lambeth Conference


African bishops call for ecological justice to top agenda at Lambeth Conference

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[Anglican Communion News Service] A number of African Anglican bishops have said that “Good News for creation and ecological justice” should be placed at the top of the agenda for the Lambeth Conference in 2020. The bishops also say that it should be addressed by dioceses, provinces, and the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa.

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African bishops call for ecological justice to top agenda at 2020 Lambeth Conference


A number of African Anglican bishops have said that “Good News for creation and ecological justice” should be placed at the top of the agenda for the Lambeth Conference in 2020. The bishops also say that it should be addressed by dioceses, provinces, and the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa (CAPA). The “urgent cry” was contained in a statement issued by bishops, women leaders and young leaders, “united by a passion for climate justice” who gathered at the Good Shepherd Retreat Centre in Hartebeespoort, South Africa, for a meeting of the “eco-bishops”. The event, organised by the Anglican Communion Environmental Network, brought together participants from 17 dioceses in 14 African countries, who released “An Urgent Cry for Ecological Justice: Reclaiming the Gospel…

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East African bishops to prioritize fundamentalism in October synod



NAIROBI, Kenya – Due to its impact on young Catholics in Africa, fundamentalism will be a topic that bishops from East Africa prioritize in their talks …
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