Today, 11 May, the Holy Father appointed Rev. Fr. Toussaint Ngoma Foumanet, C.S.Sp., a member of the Province of Congo Brazzaville and Coordinator of the Union of Circumscriptions of Central Africa (UCSAC), as Bishop of the Diocese of Dolisie (Republic of Congo). Fr. Toussaint Ngoma Foumanet was born on 1 November 1975 in Sibiti, then…
Dieudonné Cardinal Nzapalainga, Spiritan, receives the Honour of Golden Medal from Catholic University of Congo
On 16th April 2022, Dieudonné Cardinal Nzapalainga, Spiritan, was invited by the National Episcopal Conference of Congo to an international colloquium marking the 65th anniversary of the Catholic University of Congo (UCC), in which he received the Golden Medal of Honour.
On 4th April, the Holy Father appointed Rev. Fr. John Mbinda, C.S.Sp, a member of the Province of Kenya, Bishop of the Diocese of Lodwar, Kenya. Since Archbishop John Joseph McCarthy, the first Archbishop of Nairobi Archdiocese, retired in October 1971, there has not been a Spiritan Bishop in the East African nation.
Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga, Cardinal of Courage’
The International Meeting of Spiritan Formators (IMSF) was held in Dakar from 25 June to 4 July 2019. It was organized by the General Council of Spiritans in preparation for the General Chapter in Lichen-Poland in 2020.
Dakar welcomed with open arms and heart the Spiritan Formators coming from the four corners of the earth: 32 in all, accompanied by the Superior General and four members of the Generalate, the Provincial and some PANO con-freres, invited speakers and translators. The meeting is taking place at La Pouponnière Center of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Mary (FMM), with Fathers Bede Ukwuije, João Dimba and Florentine Mallya of the Generalate in Rome as the organizers.
At the end of the ad limina visit to the Vatican, the Bishops of Angola went to the Generalate of the Spiritan Missionaries in Rome this Saturday, to visit John Fogarty, as well as all the General Councillors and Service Coordinators of the Congregation, based in Rome.
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The Archbishop of Owerri has given us an interview on May 9, 2018. He speaks about the contribution of the Spiritans to the history of the Church in his country, and about the meaning of their presence now.
Fr. John Dimba was born in Mozambique in 1969. During the civil war, like millions of other people, had to flee the country. It was in a refugee camp that he met the spiritans and was attracted by their simple lifestyle and their service to the poor. Today, he is a spiritan and believes that…
Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, has informed our Superior General, Fr. John Fogarty, that Pope Francis has decided to put an end to the status of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon as a Vicariate Apostolic. From the 1st of March 2018 the islands will be incorporated into the diocese of La Rochelle. The Pope has made this decision so as to adapt the islands to the present pastoral situation.
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In December 2017, Jude Nnorom the coordinator of our Spiritan JPIC desk in Rome visited Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania, home to over 140 thousand refugees, from Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo and other countries in Africa.
Our Spiritan mission in Vietnam arose out of a number of circumstances: the presence of vietnamese confreres in the US Province, the interest shown by a local group of religious in Vietnam to join our community, the desire to expand our mission in Asia, the need to search for vocations in new areas.
On 12 December 1977, feastday of Our Lady of Guadeloupe, Patroness of the Philippines, four Spiritans from four different continents, landed in this country. They based themselves in Iligan, in northern Mindanao. There, they began their ministry, in a region where the local Church most needed them.
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The 150th anniversary of the Spiritan presence in Portugal was an occasion to remember the past with gratitude, to live the present with passion and to look at the future with hope. “Joyful in hope” (Rom 12,12) was the motto chosen for the anniversary.