Catholic Bishops in Chad. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Chad’s Catholic Bishops Clarify Their Withdrawal from National Inclusive Dialogue Sessions

Sep 18, 2022

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.

Catholic Bishops in Chad. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops Withdraw from Chad’s National Inclusive Dialogue, Cite Lack of “dialogue”

Sep 4, 2022

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”.

Archbishop Edmond Djitangar surrounded by young people, during the "march for dignity and justice" on the occasion of the commemoration of the victims of Sandana on 15 February 2022. Credit: Vatican Media

Archbishop in Chad Sustains Minor Injuries, “in good health” after Police Interrupt March

Feb 17, 2022

The Archbishop of Chad’s N’Djamena Archdiocese who was injured when the police violently interrupted a peaceful march that he was participating in is “in good health”, a Church official has said. 

The Girls Club at Dar el Salam camp received MHM kit and training by JRS, along with ACRA and CELIAF, and the support of the MENFP, UNICEF and ECW. Credit: Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS)

Catholic Entity in Chad Providing Menstrual Hygiene Education among Refugee Students

Jan 17, 2022

More than 6,000 refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) attending Chad’s local schools are benefitting from the Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) education spearheaded by Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS), an international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).

Fr. Ludovic Lado holding a poster of those detained as a result of the Anglophone crisis. Credit: Fr. Ludovic Lado

“Football is not more important than human dignity”: Cameroonian Catholic Priest in Chad

Jan 10, 2022

A Cameroonian Catholic Priest ministering in Chad has called for a stadium boycott of the African Cup of Nation (Afcon), faulting his native country that is hosting the continental football tournament for not paying keen attention to human dignity. 

Bishop Joachim Kouraleyo Tarounga reading the Christmas message of Catholic Bishops in Chad. Credit: Archdiocese of N'Djamena

“Conditions for a credible, sincere dialogue have not been met”: Catholic Bishops in Chad

Dec 14, 2021

All the conditions necessary for “a credible and sincere” dialogue in the North-Central African nation of Chad have not been met, Catholic Bishops have said in their collective Christmas message.

Archbishop Djitangar Goetbé Edmond of Chad’s Archdiocese of N’Djamena/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Attack on Catholic Priest by Military “a violation of Chad’s constitution”: Archbishop

Nov 14, 2021

The recent attack on a Catholic Priest ministering in Chad’s N’Djamena Archdiocese by military officers is a violation of the country’s constitution, the Local Ordinary of the Chadian Metropolitan See has said in a statement.

Catholic Bishops in Chad/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops in Chad Urge “inclusive national dialogue”, Say Reconciliation Necessary

Jul 10, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Chad are, in a collective statement, advocating for “inclusive national dialogue” that can bring together stakeholders in the country’s socio-political life.

Archbishop Djitangar Goetbé Edmond of Chad’s Archdiocese of N’Djamena/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Overcome Bitterness “that wound the dignity of human life”: Archbishop in Chad

Apr 26, 2021

The Archbishop of Chad’s Archdiocese of N’Djamena has underscored the need for the people of God in the North-Central African nation to foster peaceful coexistence, striving to overcome “contempt for others and violence” that contribute to instability and “wound the dignity of human life.”

Late President Idriss Déby Itno who succumbed to injuries from a battle with the Front for Change and Concord in Chad (FACT) on 20 April 2021. Credit: Presidency of the Republic of Chad

As Chad’s President is Laid to Rest, Bishops Call Warring Parties to Inclusive Dialogue

Apr 23, 2021

As the President of Chad is being laid to rest Friday, April 23, Catholic Bishops in the North-Central African nation are calling on the warring parties to an “inclusive national dialogue” to bring an end to the ongoing violent conflict.

Some seminarians of DRC’s Inongo Diocese. / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International

International Catholic Charity Supporting Dozens of Seminarians in Chad, DR Congo

Jan 17, 2021

The leadership of the Pontifical Charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International is supporting the formation of 63 Seminarians in Chad and in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Children activities organized by Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) in Chad. / Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI)

Vulnerable Children in Chad Receive Protection from Jesuit-founded NGO amid Crisis

Jan 17, 2021

Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) is protecting thousands of children in Chad amid years of violence in the Lake Chad region occasioned by Boko Haram insurgency, the leadership of the entity founded by a Jesuit Cleric has said in a latest report.

With her new tricycle,donated by UNHCR and JRS, Sadié can move around the camp and go to class more easily. / Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

Jesuit Entity, UNHCR Partner to Support Refugee Children Living with Disabilities in Chad

Jan 9, 2021

The international refugee organization of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has partnered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in reaching out to refugee children living with disabilities in Chad.

Msgr. Philippe Abbo Chen appointed Vicar Apostolic of Chad’s Mongo Vicariate by Pope Francis Monday, December 14, 2020. / Facebook Page Mongo Vicariate.

Pope Francis Appoints Vicar Apostolic for Chad’s Mongo Vicariate

Dec 14, 2020

The Delegate Vicar of Chad’s Mongo Vicariate, Msgr. Philippe Abbo Chen is expected to serve as the Vicar Apostolic of the same Vicariate following his appointment by the Holy Father.

A Poster for World Teachers’ Day 2020. / UNESCO

On World Teachers’ Day, Jesuit Refugee Service Highlights Teachers’ Role amid COVID-19

Oct 5, 2020

On the annual World Teachers’ Day marked October 5, the leadership of the international refugee organization of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has highlighted the role the teachers engaged in the organization’s programs have been playing globally including in Africa amid COVID-19.

Fr. Léandre Mbaydeyo. / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International.

Chadian Cleric Explains Christianity, Church Status in Muslim-dominated Context

Sep 20, 2020

A Priest from Chad studying in France has, in an interview with Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, explained the status of Christianity in general and the Catholic Church in particular in his native country where Christians are often under pressure to convert to Islam, the dominant religion.

Logo International Cooperation for Development and Solidarity (CIDSE).

African Bishops Join Worldwide Call to End Abuse by Multinational Corporations

Jul 7, 2020

Catholic Bishops from across Africa joined more than 110 Prelates from different parts of the world to appeal for an end to corporate abuse by multinational companies, which they say, has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Social Media to Be an Essential Service for Church Post-COVID-19: African Panelists

Jul 4, 2020

At a virtual meeting targeting Francophone Africa convened to explore ways media can best serve the Church in Africa amid COVID-19 challenges, panelists have said that social media, which has been widely used during the pandemic, will continue to be engaged post-coronavirus.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Chad (CET).

Bishops in Chad “reflect, pray before deciding on a realistic date” for Public Worship

Jun 23, 2020

The people of God in Chad will have to wait for a little while before they can take part in public Mass as Bishops in the Central African nation are engaging relevant stakeholders in consultation and in prayer before they can announce “a realistic date.”

JRS teachers in Chad with some of the posters and information materials they are using to create awareness about COVID-19 among the refugee communities. / Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

Jesuit Refugee Service Teachers in Chad Engage Refugees on COVID-19 Safety Measures

May 13, 2020

As schools in Chad remain closed due to COVID-19-related restrictions, teachers working under the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), the international refugee organization of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), are engaging refugees in the landlocked north-central African nation, conveying messages on safety measures to prevent the spread of the virus in the communities.