The Archbishop of Chad’s N’Djamena Archdiocese has urged the pioneer Bishop of the newly erected Diocese of Koumra to be “attentive to all” people of God in his care.
Though Chad is significantly Christian, most inhabitants of the Eastern part of the country, which is served by the Apostolic Vicariate of Mongo, are Muslims. Of the 1.7 million people that live in this vastly desert territory, only about 15,000 are Christians, the Bishop of Mongo has said about the figure that translates to less than 1 percent.
The Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS) is realizing a formal education initiative targeting refugees in Chad through what the officials of the entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) have described as “a multidisciplinary approach”.
There is a need to strengthen the capacity of Catholic institutions of learning in Mali to address the challenge of illiteracy and joblessness in the West African nation, a Catholic Priest involved in education in the country has said.
Pope Francis has erected the Diocese of Koumra as a new Episcopal See in Chad and appointed Mons. Samuel Mbairabé Tibingar as its pioneer Bishop.
“There are many challenges,” says Sacred Heart Fr. Emile Hathouna, parish priest of Saint Francis of Assisi Church in the Chad Diocese of Lai. “The mission of evangelization is not an easy one in Chad, economically, politically, and morally. We are still carrying out primary evangelization in the country which is so demanding.”
The people of God in the North-Central African nation of Chad will be better served if public appointments are made on the basis of “competence and merit”, the Secretary General of the Association of African Priests and Religious in Chad (RESRAT) has said.
Members of the Episcopal Conference of Chad (CET) are demanding an end to violence in the Central African nation, decrying the continued shedding of “blood and tears”.
Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Commission for Justice and Peace (CEJP) are “greatly concerned” about recurrent inter-community clashes in the North-Central African nation.
Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Giuseppe Laterza as the new Apostolic Nuncio to the Central African Republic (CAR) and Chad and assigned him the Titular See of Vartana in Italy with the dignity of Archbishop.
Catholic Bishops in Chad are cautioning young people in the North-Central African nation against violence, urging them to “never use violence to solve problems”.
The ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality offers an opportunity for the Catholic Church in Chad to “journey together in truth”, Catholic Bishops in the North-Central African nation have said.
Catholic Bishops in Chad have decried “endemic violence” in the North-Central African nation and are urging authorities to call for “a true inclusive national dialogue”.
The celebration of Holy Eucharist in all Parishes in Chad and reaching out to those who have suffered as a result of violent conflicts in the country are among the activities Catholic Bishops in the North-Central African nation have directed for the planned Prayer Day.
The Archbishop of Chad’s N’Djamena Archdiocese has expressed his anger and indignation over last month’s crackdown on peaceful protesters that reportedly left dozens dead.
Members of the Association of Catholic Lay Executives of Chad (UCCT) have, in a collective statement, criticized the outcome of the country’s National Inclusive Dialogue (DNI) initiative and expressed their “disappointment”.
Catholic Bishops have attributed their withdrawal from the National Inclusive Dialogue (DNI) sessions to their status of neutrality and the need “to keep an equal distance between the parties” in conflict in the North-Central African nation.
Dozens of girls and young women in Chad's Fourkoulom IDP camp are benefiting from a literacy program spearheaded by the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), an international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).
Catholic Bishops in Chad have, in a collective statement, announced their withdrawal from the country’s National Inclusive Dialogue (DNI) initiative, decrying the lack of “dialogue”.
Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) serving in Chad are using education to reach out to “most vulnerable youth” in the landlocked country located at the crossroads of North and Central Africa, giving them “a sense of personal dignity and self-worth”.