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Bishop John Oballa Owaa of Kenya’s Ngong Diocese(R) and Fr. Anthony Makunde, AMECEA Secretary General at the close of the AMECEA workshop for members of the Dicastery for Integral Human Development. Credit: Arnold Neliba

Nine Concerns Catholic Bishops in Eastern Africa Want Addressed to Contain Conflicts

Catholic Bishops in the Eastern Africa region under the auspices of Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) have underlined insecurity in Ethiopia and South Sudan on the list of nine issues of concern, which they want addressed by African governments.

Fr. Anthony Makunde, Secretary General AMECEA, Credit: courtesy Photo

Look into Future with Hope, Catholic Bishops in Eastern Africa to South Sudan, Ethiopia

The leadership of Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) has urged the people of God in South Sudan and Ethiopia experiencing conflicts and unrests to “look to the future with hope”.

Caption: Logos of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference (ZCBC) and Lobels Bread who have reached an agreement for the production of wheat. Credit : Courtesy Photo

Church Farms in Zimbabwe to Become “profitable” after Bishops Sign Deal to Supply Wheat

Thousands of hectares of Catholic Church farms in Zimbabwe are to be put into “profitable and productive use” by growing millions of kilograms of wheat to be used for the production of bread in the Southern African nation, a statement by Catholic Bishops indicates.

A poster of the 2021 SIGNIS National Convention held in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State Nigeria. Credit: Kuha Indyer

Bishops in Nigeria to Introduce Coordinated Media training in “appropriate use of media”

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria are set to introduce “a coordinated media” training that would be realized in Parishes and other Catholic institutions, the National Director of Social Communications in the West African nation has said.

The President of Episcopal Conference of Congo (CEC), Bishop Daniel Mizonzo with Prime Minister Anatole Collinet Makosso during the Monday, November 22 audience. Credit: Presidency of the Republic of Congo.

Re-launch Exchange Platform Between Church and State, Bishops in Congo Tell Prime Minister

There is a need “to re-launch” the platform of exchange that existed between the Catholic Church and the State in the Republic of Congo, Bishops have told the leadership of the Central African nation.

Apostolic Nuncio in Ghana, Archbishop Henryk  Jagodzinski, Archbishop Charles Gabriel Palmer Buckle and other dignitaries launching the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) five-year Laudato si Action Programme (LSAP). Credit: Courtesy Picture

Catholic Bishops in Ghana Launch Five-Year Laudato Si’ Program to “prepare for the future”

Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference (GCBC) have launched a five-year Laudato Si’ Action Program (LSAP) that aims at spearheading the transformation of society through environmental conservation initiatives. 

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Burkina-Niger (CEBN). Credit: Fr. Paul Dah

Bishops in Burkina Faso Condemn Attack on Military, Call for “true, constructive dialogue”

Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso have, in collective statement, condemned the recent attack on the Inata military police camp.

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Catholic Bishops in Ghana “sympathize with all” Affected by Tidal Waves

Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC) have penned a letter expressing their sympathy with victims of the tidal waves that hit the country’s Volta Region and coast of Ada. 

Logo of the Episcopal Conference of Ivory Coast (CECCI). Credit: CECCI

Peace, “responsibility of every citizen of every social condition”: Bishops in Ivory Coast

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Ivory Coast (CECCI) have, in a collective statement, underscored the role of citizens in sustaining peace.

Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Ghana in “worrying state”, Catholic Bishops Call for Changes in “governance system”

Catholic Bishops in Ghana are advocating for basic changes in the country’s “governance system” to address the nation’s state that they describe as “worrying.” 

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM). Credit: CEM/Facebook

Despite Wins against Insurgency in Cabo Delgado, Bishops in Mozambique Call for Caution

Catholic Bishops in Mozambique have, in a collective statement, called for caution and a careful assessment of the security situation in the Southern African nation amid reports that the country is registering wins in the fight against insurgency in the country’s Cabo Delgado Province.

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB). Credit: KCCB

Catholic Bishops Call for Harmonized, Collaborative Efforts to End Arson in Kenyan Schools

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have called for collective and coordinated disciplinary measures that include counselling to address the “worrying” wave of student unrests that have led to the burning of property in at least 35 schools across Kenya.  

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB). Credit: KCCB

Catholic Bishops in Kenya Say Sexual Bill Risks Creating “amorphous field of rights”

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have called on legislators at the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) to withdraw the Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) Bill 2017 from the floor of the house noting that the proposed legislation is an attempt to give rise to unclear rights on sexual issues.  

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Burkina-Niger (CEBN). Credit: Fr. Paul Dah

Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso Seek to Clarify Controversy Over Contraceptives

Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso have, in an open letter, sought to clarify the controversy surrounding contraceptives following the health Minister’s claim that in discouraging the use of artificial birth control methods, Church leaders “undermine the efforts of the government.” 

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Catholic Bishops in Kenya Urge Government to Support UN Treaty on Business, Human Rights

Catholic Bishops in Kenya are calling on the government of the East African nation to fully support the revised draft of the United Nations (UN) Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights at the ongoing negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland.

The building housing the Secretariat of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Liberia (CABICOL) ravaged by fire on 19 October 2021. Credit: Fr. Dennis Cephas Nimene

Catholic Church in Liberia Seeking Assistance after Fire Destroys Bishops’ Secretariat

Assistance is being sought to reconstruct the building housing the Secretariat of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Liberia (CABICOL), which was destroyed by an inferno earlier this week. 

Bishop Eugène Cyrille Houndékon reading the message of members of the Episcopal Conference of Benin (CEB)/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Vote to Legalize Abortion Fosters “culture of death”: Catholic Bishops in Benin

A bill seeking to legalize abortion in most circumstances in the West African nation of Benin through the amendment of the law on sexual health is a threat to life and seeks to foster a “culture of death”, Catholic Bishops in the country noted in a statement earlier this week.

A banner for the last session of marriage awareness week. Credit: SACBC

Interrogate Approaches to Widowhood in South Africa, “root out hostile” Traditions: Priest

There is need to interrogate cultural approaches to widowhood in South Africa view of rooting out traditions that are at odds with the teaching of the Church, a Catholic Priest has said.

Logo of the Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference (GCBC). Credit: GCBC

Catholic Bishops in Ghana Support Government Bill to Outlaw Homosexual Practices

Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) have written to the Ghanaian parliament expressing their support of a bill that seeks to illegalize homosexual practices in the country.

Catholic Bishops in Tanzania facilitate training of special needs groups on COVID-19 prevention. Credit:

Catholic Bishops in Tanzania Reach Out to Persons with Disabilities on COVID-19 Prevention

Catholic Bishops in Tanzania are reaching out to persons with disabilities in a training that seeks to equip the blind and deaf with COVID-19 prevention strategies.