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African Methodist Church leaders hold summit in Meru

African Methodist Church leaders hold summit in Meru

AFRICA, CHURCH, KENYA, Religion
President of the Africa Methodists Council Bishop Joseph Ntombura addresses journalists flanked by church heads from across the continent during an ongoing summit at Kenya Methodist University on June 15, 2021.  Methodist Church leaders from across Africa have announced plans to develop joint initiatives to help the continent overcome the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. The heads of various churches under the Africa Methodists Council (AMC) said they would forge stronger partnerships with governments, regional and international organisations to address the challenges facing the continent. They spoke at the sidelines of the Africa Methodists Council five day Heads of Conferences Summit that is going on at the Kenya Methodist University (KeMU) main campus in Meru. The summit b...
North Kigezi diocese bishop dies of Covid-19

North Kigezi diocese bishop dies of Covid-19

AFRICA, ANGLICAN, CHURCH, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, Religion, UGANDA
The North Kigezi diocese Bishop Rt Rev Benon Magezi has died a week after he tested positive for Covid-19 before he was admitted at Mbarara regional referral hospital.  The news of his death was first broken by the Rujumbura county MP Maj Gen Jim Muhwezi through his Facebook page and WhatsApp group of Rukungiri District leaders at 10:15pm on Tuesday. He quoted the bishop’s widow, Ms Gladyce Magezi who he said had been taking care of him at the hospital when he passed on. “Dear brothers, it’s sad to announce the demise of Bishop Benon Magezi of North Kigezi diocese. The wife rang me and was calm and strong, but pray for her at such a time as this,” Gen Muhwezi said. Magezi was consecrated as the fifth bishop of North Kigezi diocese on January 8, 2017, replacing Bishop ...
Boris Johnson marries Carrie Symonds in secret ceremony

Boris Johnson marries Carrie Symonds in secret ceremony

BREAKING NEWS, CHURCH, Entertainment, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, MARRIAGE, UK, wedding
LONDON, United Kingdom British Prime Minister Boris Johnson married his fiancée Carrie Symonds in a secret ceremony at Westminster Cathedral yesterday, his office said, confirming media reports. A Number 10 Spokesperson said: "The Prime Minister and Ms Symonds were married yesterday afternoon in a small ceremony at Westminster Cathedral. "The couple will celebrate their wedding with family and friends next summer." The Sun newspaper reported that even senior Downing Street aides were totally unaware Mr Johnson and Ms Symonds were about to tie the knot. They announced their engagement, together with the news that they were expecting their first child, in February last year. It is Mr Johnson's third marriage, having finalised his divorce from his second wife Marina...