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.

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.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Gabon (CEG). Credit: CEG/Facebook

Catholic Bishops in Gabon Push for “genuine policy that protects life” at Family Level

Jan 20, 2022

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.”

Archbishop Jean Patrick Iba-Ba of Gabon’s Libreville Archdiocese during an interview with journalists shortly after meeting with Gabon's Interior Minister.

Churches in Gabon to Reopen Despite Government Opposition, Bishops Say

Oct 24, 2020

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.  

Saint Mary's Cathedral  in Libreville Gabon.

“Rite of Opening Holy Door” in Cathedrals in Gabon to Mark Resumption of Public Worship

Oct 8, 2020

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.