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Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa Urge Youth to Shun Hatred, Embrace Love

Jun 16, 2021

The leadership of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has, on the occasion of the National Youth Day, invited young people across South Africa to practice love and cohesion in place of hatred and racial discrimination.

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Catholic Bishops in Zambia Mark Day of African Child with call to Protect Minors

Jun 16, 2021

Members of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) have, on the annual event of the International Day of the African Child (DAC), appealed to leaders in the Southern African nation to do “everything that is possible” to protect children from experiencing the trauma caused by humanitarian crises. 

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Nigeria’s Constitution Favors Muslims, Puts Christians “at disadvantage”: Catholic Bishops

Jun 11, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria have calling for a review of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution saying it favors Muslims, puts “Christians and adherents of other religions at a disadvantage,” and does not augur “well for the unity and progress of the country.”

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At Anniversary in Senegal, Archbishop Advocates for “development that integrates youth”

Jun 10, 2021

At the Silver Jubilee celebration of the Pastoral Letter published by Catholic Bishops in Senegal during the 1994 crisis, an Archbishop in the West African nation has sought to have the youth empowered through the development initiatives that the country undertakes.

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Catholic Bishops in Ghana Launch One Million Tree Planting Exercise to Foster Laudato Si’

Jun 8, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Ghana have launched a one million tree planting exercise to mark the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si’ and in support of the government's GREEN GHANA project.

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Catholic Bishops in DR Congo Appeal for Support for Victims of Volcanic Eruption

Jun 4, 2021

The Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are appealing for support to reach out to thousands of people displaced from Goma, a city in the Eastern region of the country that experienced a volcanic eruption last month.

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Seven Issues Catholic Bishops in Kenya Want Addressed for a “peaceful, secure” Country

May 28, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have, in a collective statement issued at the end of their Ordinary Plenary Assembly, outlined seven issues affecting the East African nation, which they want addressed for a “peaceful, secure and prosperous” nation. 

Bishop Jonas Dembélé reading the message of the members of the Episcopal Conference of Mali (CEM)/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops in Mali Strongly Condemn “seizure of power,” Urge Constructive Dialogue

May 27, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Mali have, in a collective statement, expressed their strong condemnation of what they call “seizure of power outside the legal process” in the West African nation and called for constructive dialogue.

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Condemn Killing of children “in the strongest terms possible”: Catholic Leader in Zimbabwe

May 24, 2021

The Diocesan Coordinator of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in Zimbabwe’s Masvingo Diocese has denounced the killing of children in the country and called on the people of God in the Southern African nation to condemn the criminal acts “in the strongest terms possible.”

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On Pentecost, Bishops in Africa Urge Charity amid COVID-19 Challenges, Violent Conflicts

May 23, 2021

Bishops in Africa have, in a message on the Solemnity of Pentecost, called for charity as a manifestation of life under the influence of the Holy Spirit amid multiple challenges on the continent, including new COVID-19 variants and violent conflicts.

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

Catholic Bishops in Benin Call for Respect of Human Dignity amid Surge in Ritual Crimes

May 22, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Benin are calling on the people of God in the West African nation to uphold human dignity amid an increase in reported cases of ritual crimes that have resulted in mob justice.

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria with President Muhammadu Buhari. Credit: Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

“We speak out because we do not want Nigeria to collapse”: Catholic Bishops

May 16, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria have called on the country’s governing party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), to be open to criticisms and not embark on any form of propaganda against Church leaders who, when they speak, do so for the common good, with the best interests of the nation at heart.

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Bishops in Tanzania Formulate Child Safeguarding Policies amid Increased Cases of Abuse

May 14, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Tanzania have formulated policies aimed at safeguarding children in the East African nation amid increased reported cases of child abuse.

Archbishop Djalwana Laurent Lompo of Niger presenting a goodwill message to the Muslim faithful. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops in Niger Send “best wishes” to Muslims Ending Holy Month of Ramadan

May 12, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Niger have extended their goodwill message to the Muslim faithful in the West African nation for concluding the Holy Month of Ramadan, marked by the celebration of Eid al-Fitr (the festival of breaking the fast). 

Late Sheikh Ali Amin, President of the Islamic community in the city of Beni in North Kivu Province in the Eastern part of DR Congo assassinated May 1.

Bishops in DR Congo Concerned about Killing of Imam Who Condemned Jihadism

May 5, 2021

Members of the Standing Committee of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) say that they are “all concerned” at the height of violence in Eastern parts of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where an Imam who is said to have spoken strongly against jihadism in the country has been murdered.

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Bishops in Southern Africa Urge Regional Community to Intervene in Mozambique’s Crisis

Apr 30, 2021

Catholic Bishops from nine countries in Southern Africa under their umbrella body of the Inter-regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) are calling on the regional economic blocs to focus their attention on the ongoing crisis in Mozambique owing to the protracted violence.

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Male Population in Malawi Hesitant to Know HIV Status, Adhere to Medication: Bishops

Apr 29, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Malawi have raised concerns over what they say is the failure of a majority of the country's male population to know their HIV status and to adhere to medication when they test positive.