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Pope's plea for South Sudan

While the African Catholic community was celebrating the feast of St Josephine Bakhita in Adelaide, Pope Francis was showing his support for the long-suffering people of South Sudan by urging political leaders to do everything in their power to halt the violence and conflict in the region. Source: Vatican News

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Kenyans reconnect for milestone

Kenyan priest Father Michael Musyoka Kyuma may have been a long way from home when he celebrated his 25th jubilee at St Joseph’s Church, Brighton, recently but there was plenty to remind him of his African roots.

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St Josephine Bakhita Mass

The World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking was held on February 8, the feast of St Josephine Bakhita, who is the patron saint of Sudan and victims of slavery. Members of the African Catholic community gathered to honour the Canossian Sister at a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Patrick O'Regan in the Cathedral on Sunday February 13. Pictures: Ben Macmahon.


Celebrating African heritage

When Adelaide’s Sudanese community gathers to celebrate the feast day of its country’s patron saint Josephine Bakhita this month, sitting proudly in the Cathedral will be Mabok Deng Mabok Marial.