Pope Francis said on Sunday we are called to act like Jesus and cannot be indifferent to the situations that lead people, especially adolescents, into drug addiction.
Catholic Bishops who are part of Cameroon's Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province have, in a collective message, decried the increasing cases of drug abuse and violence in schools in the Central African nation.
Faith leaders in Nigeria have said that drug abuse, ritual killings and cultism, which they describe as the "triple menace", are threatening the Nigerian society at all levels.
The Catholic Bishop at the helm of the Commission for Education and Religious Education (CERE) in Kenya has called upon learners and the management of schools in the East African country to use all means possible to eradicate drugs from learning institutions in order to improve their academic performance.
The leadership of the Guinean Human Rights League (LGDH) has, in a statement, denounced reported threats against a Catholic Priest for allegedly criticizing the country's President, Umaro Sissoco Embaló.
Christian leaders in the Island nation of Cape Verde have expressed concern about the increase in reported cases of COVID-19 and those of drug abuse in the country.
South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Yei has equipped over thirty people with basic psychosocial support skills to control the abuse of drugs among the young people in Yei River County of the country’s Eastern Equatoria State.