Society of African Missions (SMA)
The Vatican Information Service has announced the appointment of Bishop Kieran O'Reilly SMA of Killaloe diocese to succeed the Most Rev Dermot Clifford as Archbishop of Cashel & Emly.
The celebration took place last Saturday 08 November Atakpamé in the Church Holy Family. The Mass was presided over by the local ordinary Nicodemus Mr Anani Barrigah-BENISSAN and the homily was given by Father André CHAUVIN, in the presence of all fathers SMA Togo, diocesan priests Atakpamé, the SMA friendly, seminarians Foyer Bishop Joseph Strebler of Agodékè and faithful of the parish Holy Family.
The Anthropologists argue that the fight against Ebola will not be won until we will not be busy processing the dead. In Monrovia, There is a worrying gap between the number of patients growing strongly and the number of the bodies collected for cremation.
“By the grace of God”, as it is said in the Côte d’Ivoire, yesterday I was able to go to the printer to give a very small USB key on which were all of the files that make up the Positio on the life, the virtues and the reputation of the holiness of our Founder, Bishop de Brésillac. With the new representative (relatore) we are moving fast and well.
Disinfection against Ebola
For several months, the media tells us about the many deaths caused by the Ebola virus in West Africa and Central Africa. Liberia, where the SMA is installed since 1906, has been particularly affected by the virus. Today, SMA confreres from England, the Republic of Benin, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Togo and Liberia are working there.
On Saturday 4th October, 2014, a new page was opened in the history of the 134 years of SMA presence in Ghana. On this page can found the inauguration of the over 26-room Regional House for the Region of Ghana at a colourful ceremony attended by Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana, Most Rev Jean-Marie Speich, the Archbishop of Accra, Most Rev Gabriel Charles Palmer-Buckle and the Vicar General of the SMA, Very Rev Fr Antonio Porcellato.