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Catholic Church in Gabon

Archbishop Jean-Patrick Iba-Ba leads the Stations of the Cross on 15 February 2024. Credit: Archdiocese of Libreville

Lent “a time to change our mentalities, habits”: Catholic Archbishop in Gabon

Feb 18, 2024

The Lenten Season accords the people of God an opportunity to realize a transformation in their thoughts and day-to-day actions as they reach out to each other with love and compassion and renew their relationship with God, the Archbishop of Gabon’s Catholic Archdiocese of Libreville has said.

General Brice Oligui Nguema with members of the Episcopal Conference of Gabon (CEG) during the 15 January 2024 audience. Credit: Presidency of Gabon

In Audience with Gabon’s President, Bishops Appeal for Values “dear to our country”

Jan 17, 2024

Catholic Bishops in Gabon have appealed for the fostering of values that are “dear to” the West African nation during their meeting with the country’s Transitional President, General Brice Oligui Nguema.

Archbishop Jean-Patrick Iba-Ba of Libreville Archdiocese with the Preisdent of Gabon's Transition, General Brice Oligui Nguema. Credit: Fr. Serge-Patrick Mabickassa

Archbishop of Gabon’s Libreville Archdiocese to Chair 2024 National Inclusive Dialogue

Nov 23, 2023

The Committee for the Transition and Restoration of Institutions (CTRI) in Gabon has settled for the Archbishop of Libreville to chair the country’s National Inclusive Dialogue scheduled for April 2024.

Archbishop Jean-Patrick Iba-Ba of Libreville Archdiocese in Gabon. Credit: Libreville Archdiocese

Success of Gabon’s Transition Depends on “involvement of everyone”: Archbishop

Oct 1, 2023

The success of Gabon’s transitional government put in place following the August 30 military  coup  that ousted President Ali Bongo from power will depend on the “involvement of everyone,” the Catholic Archbishop of Libreville has said.

Screenshot of military officers in Gabon announcing that they had seized power. Credit: Gabon National Television

What SECAM Wants Done to Address Crises in Coup-affected Countries in Africa

Sep 9, 2023

Members of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) have weighed in on military coups that have affected African countries in recent years.

Archbishop Jean-Patrick Iba Ba of Libreville Archdiocese with General Brice Oligui Nguema. Credit: Fr. Serge-Patrick Mabickassa

Coup in Gabon Has “revived a feeling of hope, security in the public”: Catholic Official

Sep 7, 2023

The military coup in Gabon that ousted President Ali Bongo from power on August 30 has revived hope among the people of God in the Central African nation, an official at the country’s Catholic Bishops’ Conference has said. 

Screenshot of military officers in Gabon announcing that they had seized power. Credit: Gabon National Television

“Calm, no bloodshed, Internet restored”: Catholic Priest on Situation in Gabon after Coup

Aug 31, 2023

Days after the military coup in Gabon that ousted President Ali Bongo from power, a Catholic Priest has shared with ACI Africa the situation in the Central African nation, including relative calm and restoration of the Internet.

A poster announcing the national prayer days for peaceful elections in Gabon. Credit: Libreville Archdiocese

Catholic Bishops in Gabon Declare Two Days of “prayer and penance” for Peaceful Elections

Jul 6, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Gabon have announced two days of national “prayer and penance” for peaceful general elections in the Central African nation scheduled to take place in August.

Mons. Ephrem Ndjoni, appointed Bishop of Gabon's Franceville Diocese on 25 July 2022. Credit: Franceville Diocese

Parish Priest of St. Hilaire Cathedral of Franceville Diocese in Gabon Appointed Bishop

Jul 25, 2022

Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Ephrem Ndjoni who has been serving as Parish Priest of St. Hilaire Cathedral of Franceville Diocese in Gabon as the Bishop of the same Diocese.