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"Make Africa's voice heard" at G20: Catholic Bishops in Africa to African Union Leadership

Sep 18, 2023

Now that the African Union (AU) is a permanent member of the Group of Twenty (G20), its leadership has to be vocal about Africa’s interests, and help realize “economic justice” and “lasting peace” across the globe, Catholic Bishops in Africa have said. 

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African Union Admission to G20 Reflection of Pope Francis’ Plea for Global Justice: Jesuit

Sep 11, 2023

The admission of the African Union (AU) to the Group of Twenty, the intergovernmental forum comprising 19 sovereign countries, the European Union (EU) popularly known as the G20, mirrors Pope Francis’ appeal for global justice, an African member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) has said.

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“As future’s custodians, our voices matter”: Africa's Children on Climate Conversations

Sep 4, 2023

Children in Africa are calling on governments and African leaders to involve them in conversations around the climate and processes leading to “environmental decisions”.

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Africa’s Challenges “must be addressed” from Africans’ View at AU/EU Summit: Religious

Jan 27, 2022

Women and men Religious with presence in Africa have called on the African Union (AU) and European Union (EU) officials who are expected to take part in the sixth edition of the AU-EU Summit to seek solutions for challenges in the world’s second largest continent from Africans’ viewpoint.

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Penalize President of Nigeria for Insecurity, Catholic Entity in Africa Petitions AU

Aug 9, 2021

Officials of CitizenGo, a Catholic organization spearheading family issues in Africa, has petitioned the leadership African Union (AU) to penalize President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria for the heightened insecurity in the West African nation.

Jean-Claude Cardinal Hollerich of COMECE (left) and Philipp Cardinal Ouédraogo of SECAM (right) who have just issued a joint statement for a people-centered partnership ahead of the AU/EU summit in October.

Ahead of AU/EU Summit, Bishops in Africa, Europe Call for "a people-centered partnership"

Jun 11, 2020

In view of the planned 6th Summit of African Union (AU) and European Union (EU) leaders in October, Bishops in Africa and Europe have, in a joint statement, encouraged European and African policy-makers to orient their preparatory work on the principles that foster “people-centered” partnerships.

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Bishops in Africa Concerned about COVID-19 Crisis, Appeal for Stakeholder Involvement

Jun 2, 2020

Bishops in Africa through their common forum, the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) have expressed concerns about the challenge COVID-19 pandemic poses for the people of God and institutions on the continent and appealed for individual and collective responsibilities from various stakeholders on the continent and beyond in the fight against the disease.

Bishop Luiz Fernando Lisboa of the diocese of Pemba, which is in the region of Cabo Delgado. / ACN

Why Persecution in Mozambique is “an injustice that is crying out to heaven”

May 2, 2020

A Bishop in Mozambique has decried the reigning oppression of people who speak against the increased attacks that mainly target the Church in the southern African country, terming the attacks as “an injustice that is crying out to heaven”.

Poster of the 33rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union that took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: February 9-10, 2020 under the theme, “Silencing arms to create conditions conducive to the development of Africa.” / African Union

“Forgive us, grant that the guns be silent, a sweet song may rise”: SECAM President to AU

Feb 11, 2020

At the two-day Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) that concluded Monday, February 10, the President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), Philippe Cardinal Nakellentuba Ouédraogo highlighted some of the challenges bedeviling the people of God on the continent and, in his prayer, implored God for forgiveness and the renewal of hope.

A poster on African Union's Silencing the Guns campaign / African Union

Solution to Security Crisis in Africa “must first be political”: A Missionary Reflects

Feb 11, 2020

As the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government concluded their 33rd Ordinary Session Monday, February 10 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the theme, “Silencing arms to create conditions conducive to the development of Africa,” an African Missionary has affirmed that the solution to the security challenges in the world’s second-largest continent lies in finding political solutions.