The Ecclesial Bible is the African edition of the Bible Official Liturgical Translation (BTOL). The Episcopal Liturgical Association for French-speaking countries (AELF) has given permission to the publishing houses Publicationes Claretianae and Verbum Bible to publish this work for the African continent, the islands and the Caribbean, through the intermediary of the Centre Biblique d'Afrique et Madagascar (CEBAM). Thus, it has the merit of being approved by all French-speaking countries. This is an achievement in the perspective of the unity of the churches in the Church. We thank Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, President of the Catholic Biblical Federation (CBF), the current Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples for his foreword.
Togo has a unique relationship with the SVD when it comes to its own history with the Catholic Church. Although Protestant missionaries were already present in the country, with the exception of one Catholic missionary of the SMA who tried unsuccessfully to establish a Christian community in the middle southern part of this country, the first Catholic missionaries to evangelise the country were the Divine Word Missionaries. Thus, the 130th anniversary of the first arrival of the Divine Word missionaries in Togo also coincides with the age of the Togolese church, since evangelisation in this land begins with the arrival of the Divine Word missionaries.
Oisho Bani Society, a NGO with a vision: ‘Towards a holistic Society based on Human Values’ had a review meeting of all the beneficiaries in Ambassa. The revolving fund for self – reliance had started in a small way in 2019 helping the poor families to rear livestock with only Rupees 1,20,000 (one lakh twenty thousand).
Blurbs about Afua Kuma, the book, and Kirby. The Surprising African Jesus: the lost prayers and praises of Afua Kuma, translated & edited by Jon P Kirby, transcribed by Joseph Kwakye (Wipf & Stock Publishers, www.wipfandstock.com $22 paperback, $35 hardback) (Amazon, Ingram, Kindle).