Drug abuse

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Pope Francis: "We cannot be indifferent" to People Caught in Drug Addiction

Aug 27, 2023

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.

Bishops of the Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province (BAPEC). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops of Cameroon’s Bamenda Province Decry Drug Abuse, Violence in Schools

Aug 22, 2022

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.

Participants at the  Workshop on drug abuse, ritual killings and cultism in Nigeria. Credit: Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (Caritas Nigeria)

Drug Abuse, Cultism, Ritual Killings Threatening "very fabric" of Nigeria: Faith Leaders

May 24, 2022

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. 

Bishop Paul Kariuki Njiru, Chairman of the Commission for Education and Religious Education of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB). Credit: KCCB

Make Schools in Kenya Drug Free for Learners “to excel well”: Catholic Bishop

May 4, 2022

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.

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Human Rights Entity in Guinea-Bissau Denounces Threats against Catholic Priest

Jan 9, 2022

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.

Arlindo Cardinal Furtado, Bishop of Santiago Diocese, Cape Verde. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Christian Leaders in Cape Verde Concerned about Surge in COVID-19 Cases, Drug Abuse

Jan 8, 2022

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.

A group photo of participants who attended the training session on psychosocial support skills to control the abuse of drugs among the young people in South Sudan's Yei Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa

South Sudanese Catholic Diocese Provides Psychosocial Training to Control Youth Drug Abuse

May 30, 2021

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.