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Catholic Church in Ivory Coast

Mons. Joseph Kakou Aka greets Pope Francis in Rome. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Former RECOWA Secretary General Appointed Bishop for Yamoussoukro Diocese, Ivory Coast

Dec 28, 2022

Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Joseph Kakou Aka, the immediate former Secretary General of the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (RECOWA), as Bishop for Yamoussoukro Diocese in Ivory Coast.

In Ivory Coast, the Don Bosco House has a psychological care center where trained educators help youth work toward emotional healing. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesian Entity Highlights Medical Care Initiatives for Youth with HIV/AIDS in Africa

Dec 2, 2022

On the annual event of World AIDS Day marked December 1, the leadership of the U.S-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, has highlighted initiatives providing medical care and social support for young people living with HIV/AIDS across the globe, including Africa.

Archbishop Paolo Borgia, transferred to the Vatican Diplomatic Mission in Lebanon. Credit: CECCI

Apostolic Nuncio in Ivory Coast Transferred, to Represent the Holy Father in Lebanon

Sep 26, 2022

Pope Francis has transferred Archbishop Paolo Borgia who has been serving as Apostolic Nuncio in Ivory Coast to the Vatican Diplomatic Mission in Lebanon.

Fr. Alain Clément Amiezi, appointed Bishop of Odienné Diocese in Ivory Coast on 30 June 2022. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Parish Priest of St. Odilia Cathedral of Bondoukou Diocese in Ivory Coast Appointed Bishop

Jun 30, 2022

Pope Francis has appointed the Parish Priest of St. Odilia Cathedral of Bondoukou Diocese, Fr. Alain Clément Amiezi, Bishop of Odienné Diocese in Ivory Coast.

Bishop Alexis Touably Youlo, elected President of the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (RECOWA) on 5 May 2022. Credit: ACI Africa.

Newly Elected RECOWA President Counting “on support of my brothers in the Episcopate”

May 6, 2022

The newly elected President of the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (RECOWA), has, in an interview with ACI Africa, said he is counting on the support of his brother Bishops as he takes the helm of the body that brings together Catholic Bishops in 16 countries of West Africa.

Sr. Monique Lorrain. Credit: La Xavière Institute

Catholic Sister in Ivory Coast Working to Lift Spirit of Prisoners in Harsh Conditions

Mar 30, 2022

For 12 years, Sr. Monique Lorrain has been visiting Korhogo prison in the North of Ivory Coast twice a week, giving hope to inmates who she says are living in harsh conditions.

Members of government present President Alassane Ouattara's donation to the national Coordinator of Caritas Ivory Coast, Fr. Jean-Pierre Tanoh Tiemele. Credit: Caritas Ivory Coast

President of Ivory Coast Reaches Out to Vulnerable Persons “living this time of Lent”

Mar 24, 2022

The President of the Republic of Ivory Coast has donated food items to the humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops in the country to help reach out to vulnerable persons in the West African nation described as those “living this time of Lent”.