There is need to understand the factors and circumstances behind low COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Africa, the leadership of the Rome-based Catholic lay Religious Sovereign Order of Malta, Malteser International (MI), has said.
Faith-based leaders in Africa are among hundreds of “the high-level religious and spiritual leaders who have signed onto the Sacred People, Sacred Heart Statement”, calling for a joint response to the COVID-19 pandemic and “the climate crisis.”
The leadership of the Catholic charity and peace foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has expressed concerns about the protracted political instability characterized by demonstrations and violence in Eswatini.
The Council of Swaziland Churches in Eswatini has asked the government of the Southern African nation to stop using the COVID-19 situation to postpone dialogue that they say will restore peace in the country that is experiencing protracted protests.
The COVID-19 vaccine awareness program under the auspices of the Conference of Major Superiors of Religious in Ghana (CMSRGH) seeks to target the marginalized, a report following the official launch of the initiative last week indicates.
The tendency to be opposed to change through the claim that “we have always done it that way” is dangerous for the Church in modern times, a Catholic Bishop in South Africa has said.
A Christian peace and social justice advocate in Nigeria has called upon Christians in the country to remain hopeful that Leah Sharibu, a young Nigerian woman kidnapped in 2018, will regain her freedom soon.
The leadership of Harambee Africa International, the Rome-based international Catholic association established to enhance various realities in Sub-Saharan Africa, has decried the low uptake of COVID-19 vaccines among African countries, warning that the trend puts the whole world at risk of a protracted pandemic.
Catholic Priests and women and men Religious who go back to class to further their studies in various fields are often misunderstood by members of their respective communities, a Catholic Priest in Lesotho who was recently awarded a doctorate has said.
The Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, has maintained the support of the Vatican entity of a call to waive barriers in the production of COVID-19 vaccines as proposed by South Africa and India.
Four Catholic School teachers in Kenya are among 31 tutors who have been recognized by their employer, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), for their exemplary work in year 2020.
The Catholic Bishop of Kenya’s Marsabit Diocese has urged the people of God in Kenya to start praying to get hardworking leaders who will have the people’s interests at heart as campaigns toward August 2022 general elections gain momentum.
A recent decision to close places of worship amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in Togo did not take into consideration psychological, social and spiritual realities, Catholic Bishops in the West African nation have said.
The Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone has faulted the COVID-19 restrictions that were imposed on places of worship in the West African country, saying that most of the restrictions were unnecessary and denied the people the religious encounter at the time they needed it the most.
Members of the Interfaith Council on COVID-19 in Kenya are urging citizens of the East African nation to keep off political gatherings which are potential spreaders of the coronavirus.
From Oct. 1, all visitors and personnel will be required to show proof of vaccination.
A Catholic education facility in Kenya’s Ngong Diocese has launched a handbook aimed at fostering awareness about people living with disabilities in view of addressing cases of “unequal and discriminatory treatment” amid COVID-19 challenges.
Catholic Bishops in Tanzania are reaching out to persons with disabilities in a training that seeks to equip the blind and deaf with COVID-19 prevention strategies.
The change will go into effect Oct. 1.
Commitment of women and men Religious to their families is slowly killing the spirit of evangelization in Kenya, members of the Commission for Clergy and Religious of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have said.