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Reformed Catholics to Enthrone African Pope
All Africa ^ | 15 July 2013 | Wambugu Kanyi

Posted on 07/15/2013 7:43:26 AM PDT by Alex Murphy

The Reformed Catholic Church which is spearheaded by married priests plans to have an African pope. The church bishops who included Peter Njogu of Mt Kenya region diocese and John Karimi of Kirinyaga said on Saturday they are planning to have one centre of power in Africa where they will install a pope.

"We may not necessary call him pope like the Roman Catholic but we may get another name similar to that. Our church is growing very fast and it is the high time we Africans have one centre of power in Africa," said Karimi.

The bishops said since the Reformed Catholic Church has many followers in many countries, including Uganda, South Africa, Europe and Asia, there should be one centre of power especially in Africa unlike the Roman Catholics whose Pope is based in Rome.

The two were speaking at the Renewed Universal Catholic Church near Nyeri town after conducting a ceremony for over 10 new priests from the Roman Catholic who joined their church.

Karimi said the church has over 3,000 followers and called for unity with other churches in Africa to ensure the denomination sets up one centre of power. Many of the churches are in Nyeri, Nakuru, Meru, Narok and Nairobi counties.

"If we increase the number of deacons and churches, we shall be able to have our own Pope," said Njogu. The two also comdemned an increase in crime, prostitution, gayism, alcoholism, suicide cases and other forms of immorality and urged police to take remedial measures.


TOPICS: Catholic; Ministry/Outreach
KEYWORDS: apostates; catholic; notcatholic; protestants; schismatics
The Reformed Catholic Church which is spearheaded by married priests plans to have an African pope. The church bishops who included Peter Njogu of Mt Kenya region diocese and John Karimi of Kirinyaga said on Saturday they are planning to have one centre of power in Africa where they will install a pope.... The two were speaking at the Renewed Universal Catholic Church near Nyeri town after conducting a ceremony for over 10 new priests from the Roman Catholic who joined their church.
1 posted on 07/15/2013 7:43:26 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Alex Murphy

Oh cool. Schismatics!


2 posted on 07/15/2013 7:50:51 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge ("we are pilgrims in an unholy land")
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To: Alex Murphy
"If we increase the number of deacons and churches, we shall be able to have our own Pope"
I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
Either way, this "reformed" group should be known as the FAKE Catholic Church.
3 posted on 07/15/2013 7:51:34 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Alex Murphy
Over three thousand followers! Woowoo! And a priesthood of vowbreakers all! The Reformation marches on!
4 posted on 07/15/2013 7:51:52 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments." Matthew 19:17)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Nobody cares about this except for those that hate the Catholic Church and like to point out such minor schisms.


5 posted on 07/15/2013 7:56:54 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

Hey, it’s an Alex Murphy thread!


6 posted on 07/15/2013 7:57:43 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge ("we are pilgrims in an unholy land")
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To: Alex Murphy

Written by Wambugu.

Always respect content from Wambugu.


7 posted on 07/15/2013 7:59:25 AM PDT by humblegunner (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: Alex Murphy
"Reformed Catholic" can refer to a number of denominations. The one in question seems to be a breakaway church in East Africa. Click here to watch a video.
8 posted on 07/15/2013 8:04:36 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

They are free to do as they like (though I really do wish the Church would do as good a job controlling the use of the term “Catholic” as the NFL does in policing “Super Bowl”.


9 posted on 07/15/2013 8:05:03 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: humblegunner
Written by Wambugu. Always respect content from Wambugu.

ROTFL!

10 posted on 07/15/2013 8:11:36 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("...Someone handed the keys to the Forum to the OPC and its sympathizers...")
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To: Alex Murphy

And here I thought the reformed Catholic Church was Anglican.


11 posted on 07/15/2013 8:14:32 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Alex Murphy
Goody! More Popes! There must be close to 40,000 Catholic denominations out there....
12 posted on 07/15/2013 8:28:18 AM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." R.C. Sproul)
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To: Gamecock
Did you know that Pope Michael I has a LinkedIn page?
13 posted on 07/15/2013 8:58:08 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("...Someone handed the keys to the Forum to the OPC and its sympathizers...")
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To: JCBreckenridge
Hey, it’s an Alex Murphy thread!

Yeah - Murphy's Law: Anything that defames the Church in any way gets posted, no matter how little its value for discussion.

14 posted on 07/15/2013 9:04:49 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: GOP_Party_Animal; JCBreckenridge
Hey, it’s an Alex Murphy thread!
Yeah - Murphy's Law: Anything that defames the Church in any way gets posted, no matter how little its value for discussion.

Whose church did I defame?

15 posted on 07/15/2013 9:06:27 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("...Someone handed the keys to the Forum to the OPC and its sympathizers...")
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To: GOP_Party_Animal; JCBreckenridge

LOL!!


16 posted on 07/15/2013 9:09:14 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Gamecock; Alex Murphy
"There must be close to 40,000 ex-Catholic denominations out there..."

Fixed it. A regular algae-bloom of Protestantism, I reckon.

It's almost always about sex. Reckon they'll go pro-polygamy within the year.


Whoa, that was quick. I hesitated for a sec, thinking it might be snarky or even slanderous to mention polygamy when I really didn't know. So I googled "reformed catholic" and "polygamy," and found the following interesting article (Link).

Money quote:

"A lavish wedding ceremony is being prepared for a priest who has rebelled against the Catholic Church in western Kenya.

Father Godfrey Shiundu, who joined a more accommodating Catholic splinter church called the Reformed Catholic Church (RCC) four years ago, is marrying his long-time girlfriend in Kitale on Sunday.

The RCC is a US-based Catholic breakaway group that allows its clergy to marry and openly accepts polygamy, making it an accommodating alternative for some African cultures.

Announcing his forthcoming nuptials, Father Shiundu said he is going to slaughter 10 bulls for some 1,000 guests he expects at the celebrations.

What'd I tell ya?!!
17 posted on 07/15/2013 9:14:44 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("If they refuse to listen even to the Church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.")
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

See mine at #17. This is no minor schism, it’s full-scale Whooee Baby, What the Spirit Tole ME!


18 posted on 07/15/2013 9:18:51 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("If they refuse to listen even to the Church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.")
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To: Alex Murphy

19 posted on 07/15/2013 10:07:05 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Skiddle-arink a-dink, a-dink, Skiddle-arink a-doo . . .)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Nah.

Just the Catholic tradition of syncretism.


20 posted on 07/15/2013 12:41:12 PM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." R.C. Sproul)
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To: Gamecock
Just the ex-Catholic tradition of syncretism.
21 posted on 07/15/2013 1:32:11 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." -- George Orwell)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

Just look for the Luther label!


22 posted on 07/15/2013 3:08:27 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge ("we are pilgrims in an unholy land")
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Hey but God sanctioned polygamy it’s right there in the bible!


23 posted on 07/15/2013 3:10:21 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge ("we are pilgrims in an unholy land")
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To: JCBreckenridge

Sola Scriptura. Polygamy. Not that there’s anything wrong with that!


24 posted on 07/15/2013 3:27:04 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness.")
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To: Alex Murphy
Karimi said the church has over 3,000 followers ...

Wow, over 3,000 followers! When you get to 1.2 billion, let me know.

25 posted on 07/15/2013 4:19:43 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: JCBreckenridge

Now now... Luther only promoted bigamy, preferably with your wifes sister, but barring that with her neice.....

But if you look in Africa, due to both islamic and tribal faiths, you will find many protestant groups over there accepting on a limited scale polygamy.


26 posted on 07/17/2013 6:37:21 AM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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