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NEW YEAR MESSAGE 2014
ONE HUMAN FAMILY, FOOD FOR ALL
1.Many years ago, a worldwide campaign was launched to put an end to the evil of poverty. I can remember the words of the slogan which was found on posters, banners and small tags pinned to our clothing. These words were: 'MAKE POVERTY HISTORY 2015'. This great surge of concern for the poor and the oppressed was linked to a special message of Blessed Pope John Paul II for the Jubilee Year 2000 - the opening of the third millennium. Now, he said, is the time for a new 'creativity' in charity not only by ensuring that the poor have something to eat but also by 'getting close' to those who suffer in this way.
Brother Dismas - Nazareth Hermitage
I am a Canonical Penitent Hermit of Divine Mercy in the Diocese of Banjul, The Gambia. As a hermit, my life is dedicated to prayer, contemplation and caring for the sick poor who come to the hermitage daily. My personal rule of life is an adaption of the first order rule of St. Francis of Assisi, thus I have become a beggar for the needs of the people who come to Nazareth hermitage seeking medical help and also for the Catholics in this (mainly Muslim) village in order to help them grow in their walk with Christ. You can really help by sending medical supplies/medicines or money donations for the sick poor;
APPOINTMENTS / TRANSFERS SEPTEMBER 2013
CHILD PROTECTION POLICY IN THE DIOCESE OF BANJUL
Children are a gift from God to families, church and society at large. They are human, created in the image of God (Gen. 1:27-28) and as such they deserve to be treated with care and dignity. How children are nurtured now will have some impact on them as future adults.
The interest in child protection is based on the increasing instances of their abuse and the desire to protect and form our future generations in the best way possible. Childs' rights are promoted world wide; The Gambia has enacted a law (Child Act 2005) to safeguard
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