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Siberian Diocese Gets Its First Native Priests

NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia, JUNE 30, 2004 (Zenit.org).- Bishop Joseph Werth has ordained the first two local-born priests for his Diocese of the Transfiguration of the Lord, based in Novosibirsk, western Siberia.

Archbishop Monsengwo to Chair Episcopate Again

KINSHASA, Congo, JUNE 30, 2004 (Zenit.org).- Archbishop Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya of Kisangani has been elected chairman of the Congolese bishops’ conference, a post he held previously.

Emergency Aid Sought for Sudan

ROME, JUNE 29, 2004 (Zenit.org).- Caritas Internationalis and Action by Churches Together International have launched an urgent appeal for $18 million to assist the population of Sudan.