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.
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.
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.
Catholic Church leaders in Gabon have, in a collective statement, expressed concern about challenges members of families are facing and called for what they have termed “a genuine policy that promotes and protects life.”
Churches in Gabon will reopen for public worship on Sunday, October 25, the Catholic Bishops in the Central African nation have said in a collective message, a decision that goes against the government’s October 16 announcement to defer the resumption of public worship by five more days.
The resumption of public worship in Catholic churches in Gabon slated to take place on Sunday, October 25 will be marked by the “Rite of Opening the Holy Door” in all Cathedrals in the Central African nation, the members of the Episcopal Conference of Gabon (CEG) have announced at the end of their Extraordinary Plenary Assembly.