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Bishops in the Central African Republic (CAR) with President Faustin Archange Touadera. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops in CAR Highlight Country’s Challenges, Lament Negative Media Reports

Jan 17, 2022

Catholic Bishops in the Central African Republic (CAR) have, in a collective statement, highlighted challenges the country is facing and lamented negative media reports, which they say tarnish the reputation of the country and cause “great economic damage”.

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Christian, Muslim Leaders in Mozambique Commit to Fight Extremism in New Declaration

Jan 10, 2022

Religious leaders who met in Mozambique’s city of Pemba have distanced themselves from extremists who kill in the name of religion in the country’s Cabo Delgado Province and vowed to unite in the fight against radicalism and violence in the embattled region.

Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins of Nigeria's Lagos Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Explore New, Better Ways of Dealing with Insecurity: Nigerian Archbishop to Government

Jan 5, 2022

There is need for the government of Nigeria to explore new and better ways of addressing insecurity challenges and other issues that the West African country is battling with, the Archbishop of Nigeria’s Archdiocese of Lagos has said.

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“Come to our rescue”, Nigerian Priest to International Community after Month of Captivity

Nov 30, 2021

A Nigerian Catholic Priest who spent at least a month in captivity following his abduction earlier this year has called on the international community to come to the aid of the people of God in Nigeria’s Kaduna State amid heightened insecurity.

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Christian Leaders in Nigeria Call for Stakeholder Dialogue to End Country’s Insecurity

Nov 20, 2021

Stemming security challenges in Nigeria will require an all-inclusive security dialogue with all stakeholders, Christian leaders in the West African country have said.

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Despite Wins against Insurgency in Cabo Delgado, Bishops in Mozambique Call for Caution

Nov 15, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Mozambique have, in a collective statement, called for caution and a careful assessment of the security situation in the Southern African nation amid reports that the country is registering wins in the fight against insurgency in the country’s Cabo Delgado Province.

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Insecurity in Nigeria’s Kaduna State Growing “beyond our imagination”: Christian Leaders

Nov 14, 2021

The heightened level of insecurity in Nigeria’s Kaduna State is a cause for concern for members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the region who are saying the security crisis has gone “beyond our imagination.” 

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Declare “state of emergency”: Bishops in Angola, Sao Tome and Principe amid Drought

Oct 12, 2021

There is need for the government of Angola to declare a “state of emergency” in the Southern African nation where a protracted drought has created a humanitarian crisis, members of the Bishops Conference of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST) have said.

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“Nigerians are being killed not Christians”: Catholic Archbishop on Insecurity

Oct 2, 2021

The persistent insecurity in the West African nation of Nigeria is affecting Nigerians across religious groupings and tribe, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja has said.

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Federal Government “insincere” in Fight against Insecurity: Nigerian Archbishop

Sep 21, 2021

Nigeria’s Federal Government is not sincere in the fight against insecurity, the Local Ordinary of the country’s Lagos Archdiocese has said.

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Nigeria’s Laxed Response to Militias Behind Security Failures: UK-Based Christian Entity

Sep 19, 2021

Nigerian government’s lack of strictness in dealing with militia groups is behind the security failures in the West African nation, the leadership of Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights organization, has said.

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“Life has never been so cheap”, Catholic Bishops in Nigeria Decry, Call for Responsibility

Aug 27, 2021

The rise in cases of abductions, killings, and property destruction in Nigeria is a cause for concern for Catholic Bishops who, in a collective statement, are calling upon the government to “take full responsibility for the present culture of violence.”

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Fix Nigeria’s Insecurity or “throw in the towel”: Christian Leaders to Federal Government

Aug 25, 2021

Christian leaders in the West African nation of Nigeria have called on the Muhammadu Buhari-led government to go beyond statements and meetings and address the country’s challenge of insecurity or admit defeat and “throw in the towel.”

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Penalize President of Nigeria for Insecurity, Catholic Entity in Africa Petitions AU

Aug 9, 2021

Officials of CitizenGo, a Catholic organization spearheading family issues in Africa, has petitioned the leadership African Union (AU) to penalize President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria for the heightened insecurity in the West African nation.

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Over 3,000 Christians Killed in Nigeria in 2021, Highest in Years: Intersociety Report

Jul 30, 2021

Thousands of Christians have been hacked to death by militants in Nigeria in the first 200 days of 2021, a recent investigation has established, further revealing that the number is the highest in years.

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigeria’s Government “either helpless or uninterested” in Addressing Insecurity: Bishop

Jul 15, 2021

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese has told the U.S. Congress that the failure of the Federal Government of Nigeria to address insecurity in the West African nation is either due to helplessness of disinterestedness.

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“Growing insecurity in Nigeria worrisome, needs to be urgently addressed”: Catholic Bishop

Jul 10, 2021

A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has described the challenge of insecurity in the West African nation as “enormous” and “worrisome” and called for urgent action “to defeat the forces of evil” in the country.

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Christian Leaders in Nigeria’s Oyo State Declare Day of Prayer for End to Insecurity

Jun 29, 2021

Christian leaders ministering in Nigeria’s Oyo State have declared a day of prayer for an end to the rising cases of insecurity that include killings. 

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeris's Abuja Archdiocese/ Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

“Help heal trauma of poverty, psychological stress of insecurity”: Nigerian Archbishop

Jun 28, 2021

The Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has called upon authorities in the West African nation to help heal the trauma resulting from poverty and the psychological stress the people are facing as a result of insecurity.

The Secretary-General of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO), Fr. Donatien Ntshole addressing journalists during a press conference in DRC's capital, Kinshasa on 21 June 2021. Credit: CENCO

Four Issues of Concern Catholic Bishops in DR Congo Want Addressed for National Cohesion

Jun 26, 2021

Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have, at the end of their plenary assembly, highlighted four challenges the people of God in the Central African nation are facing, which they want addressed for the achievement of national cohesion and development.