In mid-December 2019, the Prelate of Opus Dei, Mons. Fernando Ocariz, will be coming to Kenya and Uganda for a pastoral trip. The last visit of a prelate of Opus Dei, Mons. Javier Echevarria then, was in 2006.
CARF is a Foundation raising money for scholarships for priests and seminarians who study at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. Fr. Paschal Ochieng is one of its beneficiaries. In the last 28 years CARF has helped in the formation of 510 Kenyan priests and 18 Kenyan seminarians did their studies there before ordination.
In the Middle East, as in the entire world, people need to speak the language of reconciliation, forgiveness, and dialogue. Although sometimes it’s not easy, it’s very worthwhile. This is why Pope Francis encourages us all to become men and women of reconciliation. "In the Middle East, concord and dialogue among the three monotheistic religions is based on spiritual and historic bonds. The Good News of Jesus, risen out of love, came to us from these lands. Today, many Christian communities, together with Jewish and Muslim communities, work here for peace, reconciliation, and forgiveness. Let us pray that a spirit of dialogue, encounter, and reconciliation emerge in the Middle East.
On Saturday October 5th, the Catholic bishops of Kenya met with thousands of Catholic faithful at the national shrine in Subukia to take up the call Pope Francis made back in 2015 to root out corruption. After Mass, the bishops launched the nation-wide, 6-month anti-corruption campaign and subsequently released this statement.
Every baptized person is a mission. A Mission that doesn’t consist in proselytism, but in offering Christian salvation while respecting each person’s freedom. “Today, a new impulse to the Church’s missionary activity is needed to face the challenge of proclaiming Jesus and his death and resurrection. Reaching the peripheries—the human, cultural, and religious settings still foreign to the Gospel: this is what we call the missio ad gentes. We must also remember that the soul of the Church’s mission is prayer. In this extraordinary missionary month, let us pray that the Holy Spirit may engender a new missionary spring for all those baptized and sent by Christ’s Church.”