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Father Francis Bomansaan, M.Afr., Named Bishop of Wa, Ghana

The Holy Father has appointed Father Francis Bomansaan, M.Afr., a Missionary of Africa, as Bishop of the Diocese of Wa, Ghana. The appointment was made on May 22, 2024, and the episcopal ordination is scheduled for August 2nd. Father Bomansaan has served in many roles with the Missionaries of Africa, including serving as deputy superior…

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Exploring the Remarkable Journey of the Missionaries of Africa: A Feature on EWTN

We are thrilled to share with you an exceptional television coverage by EWTN, offering a captivating glimpse into the remarkable journey of the Missionaries of Africa. This insightful feature delves into our rich history since 1868 and highlights our unwavering commitment to spreading the Catholic faith across Africa. The television coverage provides a comprehensive overview…

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Burkina Faso: 15 persons killed in attack on Church

Tragically, at least fifteen worshipers were killed during a terrorist attack at Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Bomborokuy, western Burkina Faso. The heart-wrenching news was reported on Feb. 25 by Bishop Laurent Birfuoré Dabiré, the Bishop of Dori. More details about this distressing attack during Sunday mass can be found on Vatican News.…

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Journey of Faith: Reflections from Manzese Parish in Tanzania

Before coming to the States, my first missionary assignment was in Tanzania at Manzese Parish in the Archdiocese of Dar es Salaam. Manzese Parish is an urban parish that serves a diverse community of over five thousand members, most of whom were either self-employed or held low or semi-skilled jobs. We had an excellent parish…

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In Memory of Father William Francis Moroney M.Afr.

Father William Francis Moroney M. Afr. (1935-2024) passed away peacefully at home on February 17, 2024, in Nairobi, Kenya. A Chicago native, Father Moroney commenced his priestly journey with the Archdiocese of Chicago at Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary and St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois, before entering the Society of Missionaries of…

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Pope Francis in Democratic Republic of Congo

Pope Francis has arrived in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, the first leg of his apostolic journey to Africa, the 40th since the start of his pontificate. You can learn more about Pope Francis’ trip at: Missionaries of Africa Canada website. Vatican News  

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Pope Francis in South Sudan

Father Barthelemy Bazemo, M.Afr., is quoted in the National Catholic Register’s coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to South Sudan. You can find the article here.

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The Value of Community

I admit I did a bit of ‘window shopping’ before I joined the Missionaries of Africa in 1984. I read about other congregations and questioned people about their orders before choosing the Missionaries of Africa. One of the things that really attracted me to the Missionaries of Africa was their community life. In their community…

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Witnessing the Gospel: A Missionary Story

As a kid, I had heard stories about Damien and the lepers. Those stories didn’t prepare me for meeting my first leper on my second day as a missionary in Burkina Faso. It was a shock and it was a startling introduction to the missions. When I was young I thought being a missionary was…

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Missionary of Africa Priest Murdered

Fr. Michael Mawelera Samson of the Missionaries of Africa originally from Malawi was killed on June 10 near his assignment at the Mbeya Catholic Church Youth Centre in the Archdiocese of Mbeya, Tanzania. His body was recovered the next day. The circumstances surrounding his death remain unknown. Full story here.

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Pope Francis Praises Missionaries of Africa for Living with Gratitude and Hope

Pope Frances told participants in the general chapter of the Missionaries of Africa to continue to proclaim the Gospel with joy. The Pope addressed the missionaries as they were concluding the Society’s’ 29th General Charter in Rome. Learn More.

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Bishop Richard Baawobr, MAfr, Named a Cardinal

A member of the Missionaries of Africa Most Reverend Richard Baawobr, MAfr, Bishop of Wa in northwestern Ghana will be made a Cardinal at the August 27, 2022 consistory in Rome. Cardinal-elect Baawobr joined the Society of Missionaries of Africa in 1981 and was ordained a priest in 1987. In 2010 he was elected Superior…

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