SAP Pre-Capitular Assembly – November 2015


SAP_Pre-Cap_Nov_2015_02SAP Pre-Capitular Assembly took place in Mid-November 2015 at Kasisi Retreat Centre in Lusaka. Those who attended the meeting were Fons Vanden Boer, Remacle-Lamec Ciza, Deogratius Ngowi and Raymond McQuarry from South Africa. Then Robert Tebri, Michel Sanou, Paul Namono, Filiyanus Ekka and Simeon Kalore form Malawi, Julian Kasiya, Fidel Salazar del Muro, Jean-Bosco Nibigira and Boris Yabre from Mozambique, Norbert Nkingwa, Bernard Udelhoven, Benjamin Itungabose,  John Itaru, Adelarde Munishi, Patrice Sawadogo, Romaric Bationo, Francis Bomansaan, Venerato Babaine and the Provincial Stanley Lubungo from Zambia. The Animator was Luigi Morell and the Secretaries were Serge St-Arneault and Didasio Mwanza.

Most discussions took place in the main hall though five groups studied the content of SAP recommendations for the 2016 General Chapter.

The last day saw the confreres enjoying an outing at Chaminuka private Park situated is about 45 minutes from the venue of Kasisi. They enjoyed a time of relaxation exploring the environment were a variety of animals can we seen on the ground and by boats. Enjoy the pictures. Chaminuka is also well known for its artifacts, sculpture collections for all Africa (quite a few from West Africa), paintings and modern sculpture made out of cars’ spare parts.

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Lavigerie’s Day in Lusaka


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MIMSAF, the Friends of the Missionaries of Africa in Zambia, invited all the M.Afr and M.S.O.L.A. for a special Mass at the Good Shepherd’s church, Kabwata, Lusaka, to commemorate the death of our founder Cardinal Lavigerie. A snack was offered after Mass for everyone including the altar boys. Antoon Oostveen was the main celebrant. He enlightened some aspects of the personality of our founder thanking God for his inspirational strength which is helping us to accomplish our mission in Africa up to now.

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Newsletter South Africa No 57 – 26th November, 2015


Newsletter South Africa no 57 title (2)My dear Friends, Greetings! I hope you are well. Today, as you receive this NEWSLETTER, most of us M.Afr are travelling to Merrivale, our house of formation, for two great celebrations. Indeed, six of our candidates will take their Missionary Oath tomorrow, Friday, and thus become fully fledged Missionaries of Africa. The following day, they will be ordained deacons! After their last year of theology, sometime toward the end of next year, they shall be ordained priests in their respective parishes of origin. But this being such an important occasion, some of their relatives have travelled to attend these two great events. Already yesterday, the parents and a nephew of our Tanzanian deacon-to-be, Konrad, arrived from Dar-es-Salaam. This afternoon, I will be driving with them to Merrivale. The others are Albert from Burkina Faso, Alphonse from Rwanda, Robin from Zambia, Damian from Uganda and Douglas from Kenya. I hope that we will have one or two good photos of them in the next Newsletter. You may be asking yourself “What is a missionary oath?” Well, here is a short explanation. We, Missionaries of Africa, are not a “religious congregation” as such. We are a “society of apostolic life” and we also live the three evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience; but we do not take vows. We promise to live a simple life style (poverty, or freedom from things), obedience to our superiors (freedom to serve), and chastity (freedom to love) in our missionary oath – which is a solemn promise on the Bible. Here is an extract of the text of our missionary oath: “… I promise and swear to the Superior General of the Society fidelity and obedience… to observe celibacy for the sake of the Kingdom.” I therefore ask you to keep in your prayers these six new Missionaries of Africa.

Newsletter South Africa no 57 titleI hope this month has been a blessed one for each of you. In spite of all the upheavals happening in the world, the students’ strikes and violent demonstrations, we can see some positive signs of life here and there in our society and throughout the world. Pope Francis is now in Kenya since yesterday. His coming to Africa – his first one – is under the sign of hope and peace to our broken world. Everywhere he goes, he brings a refreshing touch of joy, the joy of the Gospel. Let us pray that his visit in Kenya, then in Uganda and finally in the Central African Republic will sow seeds of peace among these nations of Africa and at the same time, be an inspiration to the rest of the world.

Today is “Lavigerie Day”: yes, for us Missionaries of Africa and Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa (MSOLA), we celebrate this as our FOUNDER’S DAY. Please, pray for us and for vocations. Thank you!

In a few days, we shall start a new liturgical year, the year of the Church. The time of Advent is really an occasion for opening up to Jesus and our neighbours. Many people nowadays like to wish us “happy holiday” and they have forgotten the reason for the season: Jesus! When they greet you like this, be proud to answer firmly and proudly: HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

Wishing you all a prayerful Advent and a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

Fr. Michael Meunier, M.Afr

No. 57 November 2015

Towards the 150th anniversary of our foundation


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Dear Sisters and Brothers,

We wish you joy and peace in our Lord Jesus Christ. Today we commemorate the death of our common Founder, Cardinal Lavigerie. We thank God for the gift of his life and of his vision, of his courage and his hope, of his ability to address some of the most important questions of his time. We are proud to be his sons and daughters today and we ask him to intercede for us so that we may know how to read the signs of our times and how to do our best to give appropriate answers as followers of Christ. (…)

We want together to thank the Lord for the vision of Cardinal Lavigerie, who realized that he needed both men and women apostles in order to bring the Good News to Africa. We want to thank the Lord for the heroism of so many of our brothers and sisters, who have worked so as to announce the Good News and to bring about the birth of the Catholic Church in a number of African countries. They were not put back by difficulties and hardships. The formation of the local clergy as well as of twenty-two female Congregations is a tangible fruit for which to praise the Lord. Our continuing presence in Muslim countries is another. (…)

Celebrating our history together, both in what has united us as in what has separated us, will help us know each other better so as to be ever more faithful to our common vocation. As brothers and sisters, we are called to collaborate in order to bring the Good News through our daily lives. Let us together speak to Cardinal Lavigerie about our past and receive from him appreciation and advice.

May the activities we undertake during this coming year help us look at our past with gratitude as well as with realism, so as to gain more energy for living our present challenges!

May Cardinal Lavigerie bless us in all our endeavors!

Your sister and brother in the Lord and in Lavigerie,

Sr. Carmen Sammut,  MSOLA and Fr Richard Baawobr, M. Afr

Click on the following link to read the full PDF document: Towards the 150th Anniversary of our Foundation Letter

 

Africa: Religious Sisters Posing As Prostitutes to Save Sex Slaves Eye Expansion


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Africa: Religious Sisters Posing As Prostitutes to Save Sex Slaves Eye Expansion

By Ellen Wulfhorst | Thomson Reuters Foundation (London) | London, 18 November 2015

An army of religious sisters who rescue victims of human trafficking by posing as prostitutes to infiltrate brothels and buying children being sold into slavery, is expanding to 140 countries, its chairman said on Wednesday.

John Studzinski, an investment banker and philanthropist who chairs Talitha Kum, said the network of 1,100 sisters currently operates in about 80 countries but the demand for efforts to combat trafficking and slavery was rising globally.

The group, set up in 2004, estimates one percent of the world’s population is trafficked in some form, which translates into some 73 million people. Of those, 70 percent are women and half are aged 16 or younger.

Thomson Reuters Foundation (London) chair“I’m not trying to be sensational but I’m trying to underscore the fact this is a world that has lost innocence … where dark forces are active,” said Studzinski, a vice chairman of U.S. investment bank The Blackstone Group.

“These are problems caused by poverty and equality but it goes well beyond that,” he told the Trust Women Conference on women’s rights and trafficking hosted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Detailing some cases involving trafficking and slavery, Studzinski said the treatment of some victims was horrific.

He told of one woman enslaved as a prostitute who was locked up for a week without food, forced to eat own her faeces, when she failed to have sex with a target of 12 clients a day.

In another extreme case, one woman was forced to have sex with a group of 10 men at the same time.

Studzinski said the religious sisters working to combat trafficking would go to all lengths to rescue women, often dressing up as prostitutes and going out on the street to integrate themselves into brothels.

“These sisters do not trust anyone. They do not trust governments, they do not trust corporations, and they don’t trust the local police. In some cases they cannot trust male clergy,” he said, adding that the low-key group preferred to focus on their rescue work rather than promotion.

“They work in brothels. No one knows they are there.”

The sisters were also proactive on trying to save children being sold into slavery by their parents, setting up a network of homes in Africa as well as in the Philippines, Brazil and India to shelter such children.

He said the religious sisters of Talitha Kum raised money to purchase these children.

“This is a new network of houses for children around the world who would otherwise be sold into slavery. It is shocking but it is real,” he said.

Studzinski said the network of religious sisters, that was in the process of expanding, also targeted slavery in the supply chain with sisters shedding their habits and working alongside locals for as little as 2 U.S. cents an hour to uncover abuses.

He said Talitha Kum, which translated from Aramaic means arise child, was now being hired by companies to see what is going on with respect to the supply chain and expanding globally would help address this issue.

“You can’t generalize about trafficking and slavery as no two countries are the same,” Studzinski said.

Mafrwestafrica – Lettre du 20 novembre 2015


Mafrwestafrica 02Aujourd’hui, les Missionnaires d’Afrique de l’Ouest vous proposent de visiter de nouvelles pages sur leur site www.mafrwestafrica.net :

Dans la rubrique « Actualités » :

«  Serment et diaconat à Merrivale » la carte d’invitation à l’engagement définitif et au diaconat de six candidats Missionnaires d’Afrique. (lire la suite)

« Attentats de Paris, 13 novembre 2015 » un sujet inépuisable il est vrai, et toujours en cours, mais auquel nous nous devions de faire allusion. (lire la suite)

« Lettre de Laghouat Ghardaia » du mois de novembre 2015, texte envoyé par Mgr Claude Rault, Missionnaire d’Afrique. (lire la suite)

Dans la rubrique « Témoignages » :

« Pèlerinage aux saints d’Afrique en Suisse » un article des Pères Claude Maillard et Pierre Féderlé. Ce pèlerinage existe depuis treize ans. (lire la suite)

« Abidjan, vers le chapitre ». Comment les étudiants de 4ème étape et leur staff se préparent au chapitre général qui aura lieu en mai 2016. (lire la suite)

« Monseigneur Livinhac, premier supérieur général », un texte du Père Peter Mateso, Missionnaire d’Afrique congolais, formateur à Abidjan. (lire la suite)

Dans la rubrique « Dialogue interreligieux » :

« Lutter contre la radicalisation religieuse » : une ligne politique au Sénégal, une sensibilisation au Pakistan, la nécessité de bien comprendre l’Islam. (lire la suite)

Dans la rubrique « Justice et Paix » :

« Relever le défi environnemental » ce sont les pauvres les premières victimes du dérèglement climatique, contre lequel il est essentiel de lutter « ensemble » (lire la suite)

« Prise d’otages à Bamako » des informations prises sur le site de Radio France Internationale, en ce 20 novembre 2015 (lire la suite)

Dans la rubrique « Vu au sud, vu du sud » :

« Paludisme et médicaments génériques » un article qui souligne le fait que peu de personnes connaissent l’existence de ce genre de médicaments, qui leur coûteraient bien moins cher. (lire la suite) 

Pope Francis’ Prayer for Our Earth


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All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures.

You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.

Pour out upon us the power of your love, that we may protect life and beauty.

Fill us with peace that we may live as brothers and sisters, harming no one.

O God of the poor, help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, so precious in your eyes.

Bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it, that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.

Touch the hearts of those who look only for gain at the expense of the poor and the earth.

Teach us to discover the worth of each thing, to be filled with awe and contemplation, to recognize that we are profoundly united with every creature as we journey towards your infinite light.

We thank you for being with us each day.

Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle for justice, love and peace.

(Laudato Si’, No. 246) – Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Thanks to http://www.breathingforgiveness.net/

Death of Lazare Ndajizimana’s mother, Mama Marie Anne Ndererabandi


Lazare Ndajizimana 2015_modifié-1Dear Confreres, I hope you are all doing fine in your respective ministries. For those who have not heard this yet, it’s with sadness that we learned on Saturday early morning (14 Nov 2015) of the death of Lazare Ndajizimana’s mother. Mama Marie Anne NDERERABANDI passed on at the age 65. She had been suffering for few months. The burial took place on Sunday 15 Nov 2015 in the afternoon. Lazare is our first year Rwandese stagiaire and is posted in the Mzuzu community of St Thomas Parish. Lazare had the chance to go back home and spent some days with his mother before she returned to the Lord. We pray for the repose of her soul and for the entire family that they may find their comfort in the Lord. To Lazare, I say, humura, mukomere cyane.

Message sent by Michel Sanou, M.Afr, Delegate Superior in Malawi

MOZAMBIQUE – President Nyusi recognizes the Church’s role in national reconciliation


Agenzia Fides logoMaputo (Agenzia Fides) “The Catholic Church has always called on the Mozambican society to appreciate all people, especially those who are most vulnerable and in need”, acknowledged the President of Mozambique, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, during his speech on the occasion of the Mass celebrated in the Cathedral of Tete on Monday, September 7, the anniversary of national independence from Portugal. According to information sent to Fides, the President expressed appreciation for the role carried out by the Catholic Church in preserving peace and for its efforts for national reconciliation.

On September 7, 1974 the agreement between FRELIMO (National Liberation Front of Mozambique) and Portugal was signed in Lusaka (Zambia), which ended the war for national independence. Soon after, in 1975, the outbreak of the civil war between FRELIMO, and RENAMO (Mozambique National Resistance) exploded. Only in 1992 the civil conflict was solved with the active participation of the Catholic Church in the peace talks.

The celebrations for national independence this year coincided with the 75th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Maputo, the capital of the Country.

President Nyusi was represented by Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario. He asked all the faithful, and society in general, to take concrete actions to maintain and consolidate peace. Recalling the slogan of the celebrations of the anniversary of the Archdiocese (“Thank the Lord for the wonders made in recent years”), the Premier stressed that “only true peace can allow Mozambicans to ‘do wonders’ in the future”. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 09/09/2015)

Increased Interest Rates amidst Rising Inflation Worrying. JCTR ZAMBIA Press Release 11th November, 2015


JCTR Website LogoThe Central Statistical Office in its October press release announced an increase in inflation of 6.6 percentage points. The October inflation of 14.3 percent is almost double the September inflation of 7.7 percent. The sharp increased has been blamed on the depreciating Kwacha. To many Zambians, the increase is not a surprise but a confirmation of the escalating commodity prices most of which have more than doubled in the last few weeks.

The October Basic Needs Basket for a family of five living in Lusaka as measured by the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) exhibited a very similar trend reflecting an increase of K302.1 from K3, 957.46 in September to K4, 249.56. Costs contributing to this was almost all of the food commodities (i.e. 12 out of the 15 food items had seen a rise in cost, the highest being that of Kapenta that saw a K50 increase). In comparison to the Lusaka October 2014 BNB (which stood at K3, 635.83) there has been a rise of over K600 (16.8% increase). It is also the first time that the Lusaka Basic Needs Basket has breached the K4, 000 barrier and thus a cause for concern to JCTR. This development is of great concern especially that the depreciation of the Kwacha continues unabated. The continued deficit in energy supply and the resultant decline in productivity will make recovery in cost of living even more difficult.  

In response to the rising inflation Bank of Zambia has raised the policy rate from 12.5 percent to 15.5 percent and also lifted the cap on lending rates by commercial banks. This monetary policy instrument is meant to curb the rising inflation and keep it within the single digit target for the year.  This raises one key concern in the midst of rising cost of doing business and declining productivity. While the policy may slow down inflation in the short run, it may further stifle productivity as investors hold back their investment due to increased cost of credit. Reduced productivity may in turn result in inflation through reduced supply of commodities. The Bank of Zambia should therefore balance well the need for low inflation and sustaining productivity. The move to raise interest rates will also hurt individuals with personal loans that have flexible interest rates as they will be required to repay their loans at the new rates. 

At a time of crisis like this the JCTR urges government to combine well its policy response to the current economic situation and not always trying to find quick fixes. Recently Government offloaded its reserves on to the market to protect the Kwacha from further depreciation but the Kwacha continues to depreciate and is currently trading at 14.02 (as noted on BoZ website). While these measures may yield temporal relief by way of dealing with the symptom of the problem and not the cause, Government needs to look at the bigger picture by devising long term solutions that lie in diversifying the economy. Raising of interest rate does not seem to be a good recipe for this long term approach to addressing the country’s current economic challenges such as improving value addition and growing our manufacturing industry.

Mafrwestafrica – Lettre du 6 novembre 2015


cropped-mafrwestafrica-02.jpgAujourd’hui, les Missionnaires d’Afrique de l’Ouest vous proposent de visiter de nouvelles pages sur leur site www.mafrwestafrica.net :

Dans la rubrique « Actualités » :

« Le rapport final du synode sur la famille » tel que présenté sur le site du journal « La Croix » avec possibilité de le télécharger (lire la suite)

Dans la rubrique « Témoignages » :

« Action de grâce de Simplice Traore » le père Simplice Traore, originaire du Mali, ordonné le 11 juillet, a célébré dans son village natal sa messe d’action de grâce. (lire la suite) 

« 20 nouveaux novices à Samagan ». C’est le 24 octobre que 20 jeunes de différents pays sont entrés solennellement dans leur année spirituelle par la prise d’habit, près de Bobo-Dioulasso (lire la suite) 

« La fête à Zinder ». Dans cette ville à l’est du Niger, dont la mission avait été incendiée, les catholiques ont célébré dans la joie la fin de leur année jubilaire. (lire la suite) 

« L’Afrique d’Est en Ouest » un texte du Père Gérard Chabanon, ancien supérieur général, et qui est maintenant en mission en Ouganda. (lire la suite) 

Dans la rubrique « Dialogue interreligieux » :

« Le Pape et le dialogue interreligieux » : pour les 50 ans de « Nostra aetate », l’audience du Pape sera interreligieuse. Déjà dans « Evangelii gaudium », l’aspect dialogue était bien présent. (lire la suite) 

« Islam et non-violence » : le témoignage de deux musulmans, et un texte sur une idée prometteuse en Belgique. (lire la suite) 

Dans la rubrique « Justice et Paix » : 

« Le monde change malgré tout » Trois exemples sont donnés qui vont dans ce sens : une déclaration du cardinal Tauran, la remise du prix Sakharov au blogueur saoudien, le Maroc en évolution. (lire la suite)

Dans la rubrique « Vu au sud, vu du sud » :

« Petits enfants en Mauritanie » une Sœur Missionnaire de ND d’Afrique partage son expérience en Mauritanie auprès des enfants les plus pauvres. (lire la suite)

Death of the brother of Brother René Garand, M.Afr


René-Garand-2014 JPGDear confreres,

I like to inform you that my brother Michel Garand pass away at Victoriaville Canada on 5th November 2015. He has been suffering of a cancer since many months, he was 73 years old. His wife died also of a cancer two years ago when I was on home leave he has four children, three boys and one girl. I do not know yet when the funeral will be?

Please remember him in your prayers, Bro René Garand, M.Afr

“I was a stranger and …” Mat. 25, 35. Ressano-Garcia railway station in Mozambique.


By Jean-Pierre Le Scour, M.Afr

Ressano-Garcia railway stationOn Friday 15th May 2015, I was standing on the platform of the Ressano-Garcia railway station waiting for a very special train coming from South Africa which was foreseen to cross the border at 08:00. It finally arrived at 12:30 carrying 420 Mozambicans, mostly youth with no other possessions than their clothes. About 50 South-African Police were manning the train. Twice as many, including Immigration Officers, were on the Mozambican side. A South-African helicopter was flying over our heads to supervise the proceedings. Everything went well.

The “victims of xenophobia” (name given to these people by the local population) were made to sit on the floor in groups of 50. They were immediately dispatched to 7 buses and 4 railway carriages that had been waiting since early morning.

Bosasa Lindela Repatriation CentreWhat was their crime? They were simply caught by the new South-African law by which men-hostels and flats are systematically searched, preferably in the middle of the night, to arrest any undocumented person. They were then sent to the Lindela Transit Holding Centre before being escorted to the nearest border post. These work-seekers are treated like criminals in the name of security. This is a futile and expensive exercise because, as far as Mozambicans are concerned, they can go back at will to South Africa since the border is so porous.

zimbabweans-in-south-africaWhat is more disturbing is the general feeling. In spite of official denial, foreigners, even businessmen, are not wanted anymore in South Africa.

It is time for us Christians to stand up and claim with the Freedom Charter that “South Africa belongs to all who live in it”. This can be applied to anyone because there is a little bit of a foreigner in each one of us. We need to uphold the Biblical Tradition found in Leviticus 19, 33: “Do not ill-treat foreigners who are living in your land, treat them as you would a fellow-Israelite and love them as you love yourself. Remember that you were once foreigners in the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God”.

NO TO XENOPHOBIA –  NO TO RACISM – NO TO FORCED REPATRIATION

Lungu’s church a joke – Mpundu


Lungu's church a joke - Mpundu 01By Fridah Nkonde, 01 Nov, 2015

ARCHBISHOP of Lusaka Telesphore Mpundu says President Edgar Lungu’s construction of the New Tabernacle National House of Prayer is a joke. In an interview, Archbishop Mpundu said the interdenominational church being constructed by the government in Lusaka’s Woodlands area would remain a white elephant. From front page “This is a secular society, not a theocracy. A theocracy means politics and religion are one and the same. Here is a government coming up and trying to build something interdenominational. Now, what about those who are not Christians? Because when you are talking about denomination, you are talking about Christian denominations, so the Hindus, the Muslims, the non-believers are excluded,” he said. “It is a joke for this interdenominational whatever building…It will be a white elephant. We have our own churches. I don’t want to go and worship at the Anglican Church, unless I am going there for a function. I am Catholic and I go to the Catholic Church. Now you build something and you say, ‘Okay, come to pray here’, they have no right to tell us where to pray.” George-Thelesphore Mpundu 2015Archbishop Mpundu said politicians must stick to their calling and not stray into priestly duties. “This is not their domain, their domain is politics. But let them go ahead, it is their prerogative, although it will be a white elephant and I won’t go there anyway, unless there is something like a funeral and then there will be a service of some kind,” he said. Archbishop Mpundu said the government could have used the money for other things. “If it is a funeral, for us we take the body to the church and we do not have a service, we have mass, a requiem mass. Let the government go ahead, they have the money to do that, maybe they could have used the money better but to me, it will be a white elephant. Why are they building it? I don’t even know. We just ignore the thing. It doesn’t concern us. It will be a white elephant…,” he said. Archbishop Mpundu wondered if the government was trying to build a venue for state functions. “I don’t know why it is being built but maybe they want something to use for some functions, but they don’t need something like that. If the place is not big enough, they can go to the Showgrounds like what we had the other day. And personally, I think it was some kind of a circus for the State to declare when we should be praying and fasting because during lent, we have 40 days of prayer and fasting. Now someone should come and say ‘let us pray and fast’? That is not their realm. Even if they had invited me, I wouldn’t have gone because that day, I was at St Ignatius praying,” he said. Meanwhile, Archbishop Mpundu said the Catholic Church had the right to pass moral judgment on the government. He said if people were poor, not free and did not have enough food, education, the church needed to speak out. “The Catholic Church is free to speak about that. Even though our core business is to proclaim the gospel, we have a duty to speak out on issues that affect the people,” Archbishop Mpundu said. And commenting on President Edgar Lungu’s statement that the best candidate in the 2016 general elections should win on a clean slate, Archbishop Mpundu said people will be able to make a moral judgment on who to vote for next year.  “I wouldn’t know what he meant when he said a clean slate. You go there as a presidential candidate and people judge you by your ability, your track record. We do not choose individuals. We are going to elect people we think… because sometimes we think they are going to perform and they don’t perform. It is the judgment of the people. I can make moral judgment myself that comes from policies which a particular administration makes. I am obliged to make that kind of judgment myself,” said Archbishop Mpundu.

Here the PDF file of this article.

Stagiaires in Zambia – October 2015


By Innocent Matata Foto,

The stagiaires appointed to Zambia met with Venerato Babaine, the Delegate Superior, in FENZA on Thursday 22, 2015 to evaluate the language course in iciBemba and Cinyaja they have received. The four stagiaires gave also their appreciation about their stay and promised to send a written report to Father Babaine and FENZA. At the meeting were: Patient Mushagalusa Cimanuka going to Kabwata-Lusaka, Innocent Matata Foto going to Lumimba, Kamil Szostak going to Kasamba and Innocent Majune Iranzi going to Serenje.

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Forthcoming Oath and Diaconate in Merrivale, South Africa


From the Media Team of Merrivale, South Africa

Dear brothers, at the end of this missionary month, it is with great joy that as Media Team of Merrivale Formation House in South Africa, announce and invite you to the Oath and Diaconate ordination of our six brothers. Kindly join us or unite with us in prayer. Happy all Saint Day to all and the mission continue together with Jesus.

Chers frères, à la fin de ce mois missionnaire, la maison de Formation de Merrivale vous annonce et vous invite au serment missionnaire et aux ordinations diaconales de six de leurs frères. Associez-vous à nous dans la célébration de leur engagement. Bonne fête de tous les Saints et que la mission avec Jésus continue. 

Oath diaconate SA 2015To be ordained: Tanzanian Milanzi Konrad Simon, Burkinabe Kondemodre Albert, Rwandese Byishimo Alphonse Marie, Zambian Simbeye Robbin, Ugandan Damian Ahimbisibwe and Kenyan Ogato Douglas Momanyi.

Dates: Oath on the 27th November and the Diaconate on the following day at St. Raphael Catholic Church KwaMzimba