Monthly Archives: April 2017

CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF NAKURU

Category : Uncategorized

            POPE FRANCIS IN EGYPT

 In his address to leaders of government and civil institutions in Egypt, Pope Francis focused on the country’s role in seeking solutions to the complex issues that face the Middle East.

Egypt, he said, “has a unique role to play in the Middle East and among those countries seeking solutions to pressing and complex problems that need to be faced now in order to avoid the spread of worse violence” – violence he attributed to diverse factors such as the desire for power, the arms trade, social problems, and religious extremism. He recalled in particular the victims of attacks on Coptic churches in December, and more recently in the cities of Tanta and Alexandria.

Pope Francis said “this destiny and role of Egypt” is also the reason for the call for an Egypt where “no one lacks bread, freedom, and social justice.” This aim, he said, can be achieved if all are willing to work together to turn words and aspirations into reality. “Development, prosperity, and peace are essential goods that merit every sacrifice.” He reminded those present, however, that “true development is measured by concern for human beings, who are the heart of all development.”

The Holy Father also spoke out against violence, especially violence carried out in the name of God. He said, “The true God calls to unconditional love, gratuitous pardon, mercy, absolute respect for every life, and fraternity among His children, believers and non-believers alike.”

“History honours men and women of peace,” he continued. Although “peace is a gift of God,” Pope Francis said, it is also “the work of man.”

Pope Francis closed his speech with affectionate greetings for all of the Egyptian people, especially, as he said, “my Christian sons and daughters, and brothers and sisters” – not only Catholics, but Coptic Orthodox, Greek Byzantines, Armenian Orthodox, and Protestants. The presence of Christians in Egypt, he said, is not “new or accidental, but ancient, and an inseparable part of the history of Egypt.”

courtesy of Vatican Radio


CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF NAKURU

Category : GENERAL

NEW ARCH BISHOP OF NYERI APPOINTED

Pope Francis has appointed His Lordship Rt. Rev. Anthony Muheria to head the Archdiocese of Nyeri. The episcopal appointment was made public in an announcement sent to bishops and archbishops in the country. Bishop Muheri is currently serving as the Bishop of Kitui and Apostolic Administrator, Catholic Diocese of Machakos.

“On behalf of the Apostolic Nuncio, I have the honor and pleasure to inform you that Pope Francis has appointed the Right Reverend Anthony Muheria as Archbishop of Nyeri,” stated the communication addressed to all archbishops and bishops in the country. His appointment comes in following the retirement of Archbishop Peter Kairo. After attaining the retirement age of 75 years in September last year, Archbishop Kairo wrote to the Vatican seeking to leave office.

Bishop Muheria will officially take charge after he receives the pallium, which according to United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, “is a sign of office in the Latin Church worn by the pope and by metropolitan archbishops. “It is a white woolen band formed into a circle, which lies over the shoulders, with bands extending down the front and the back.”


CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF NAKURU

Category : GENERAL

RADIO AMANI FANS ATTEND MASS IN THE  CATHEDRAL

On 17th April Easter Monday Radio Amani fans had mass at the cathedral.This was an effort by the radios Staff to try and interact with the listeners.After mass they were able to meet at the Cathedral for interactions.

 

 


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