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Logo of the Southern Africa Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC). Credit: SACBC

Give Unemployed Youths Electoral Jobs: South African Catholic Justice and Peace Commission

Nov 3, 2021

The Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) of South Africa’s Catholic Archdiocese of Johannesburg is proposing the engagement of unemployed young people in the country to oversee future elections in the country by giving them various positions in the electoral process.

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.  

Bishop Alexandre Yikyi Bazié (right), Ambassador Ingo Herbert (Center) and  Adegbola Fasutin Adeye (left) cutting the inauguration ribbon of the new headquarters of CJP-Burkina in Ouagadougou on Tuesday December 3, 2019 / CJP-Burkina

Newly Headquartered Episcopal Commission “to be voice of voiceless” in Burkina Faso

Dec 6, 2019

The Commission for Justice and Peace (CJP) under the Episcopal Conference of Burkina Faso and Niger has taken the firm commitment of defending the rights of the poor and oppressed by promoting unity and solidarity amongst the population against the backdrop of increased cases of terrorist attacks targeting Christians including those gathered for worship.

Malawi Bishops who have issued a statement on respecting and upholding the rule of law as the nation awaits court ruling on the presidential election case / Williams Mponda/ ECM

“Accept court ruling, or challenge it peacefully, constitutionally”: Malawi Bishops

Dec 5, 2019

Following months of post-elections unrest in the Southeast African nation of Malawi and a court hearing expected Friday, December 6 on an election petition challenging the May 21 poll, Catholic Bishops in the country have called on the estimated 16.8 million Malawians to accept the court ruling or challenge such outcome through “peaceful and constitutional mechanisms” even though the final verdict is expected in February 2020. 

Bishop George Desmond Tambala, O.C.D., of Zomba with members of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) at the Launch of the Albinism Awareness Campaign on November 27, 2019. / CCJP

Challenges of Malawians with Albinism to be Addressed in the Launched Two-Year Campaign

Dec 4, 2019

In a country where people living with albinism face persistent threats of being killed for their body parts, the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) has launched a two-year campaign to raise awareness throughout the country about the rights of people with albinism and their rights, CCJP National Coordinator has told ACI Africa.