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.

Bishop Charles Michael Hammawa of Nigeria’s Jalingo Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

“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.

Map of Nigeria where the Christian Association of the country has declared a day of prayer for an end to insecurity. Credit: Public domain

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.

Among the victims in the aftermath of the bloodiest terrorist attack since Islamist violence began are also Christians/ Credit:  Aid to The Church in Need (ACN)

Attacks on Villages Becoming Unpredictable, Burkinabe Bishop on Insecurity

Jun 16, 2021

A Catholic Bishop in Burkina Faso has said attacks on villages have multiplied and become increasingly unpredictable. 

Map showing the major towns within Nigeria's Imo State. Credit: Public Domain

“God has not, will never abandon His people”: Nigerian Bishop amid Regional Insecurity

May 22, 2021

In the wake of security threats in Nigeria’s Imo State, the Local Ordinary of the Catholic Diocese of Orlu located within the region has sought to reassure the people in the affected areas of the West African nation of the presence of God amid “fear and anxiety.”

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe of South Sudan's Yei Diocese who is celebrating 51 years in the Priesthood. Credit: Courtesy Photo

At Priestly Anniversary, South Sudanese Bishop Appeals for Unity amid Country’s Challenges

May 18, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese has, on the occasion of his 51st Priestly anniversary, appealed for unity in the face of various national challenges, including insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Map of Nigeria where the Christian Association of the country has declared three days of prayer for an end to insecurity. Credit: Public domain / Public domain

Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Declare Three-day National Prayer for End to Insecurity

May 14, 2021

Christian leaders in Nigeria have declared three days of national prayer for an end to the problems bedeviling the West African nation including killings and banditry.

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria’s Sokoto. Crédit : Catholic Broadcast Commission of Nigeria

Amid Insecurity, Government Needs to “cultivate a sense of empathy”: Nigerian Prelate

May 4, 2021

The Nigerian government needs to go beyond statements and “cultivate a sense of empathy” towards citizens who are victims of insecurity, a Catholic Bishop in the West African said at a recent virtual conference.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria's Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Insecurity, Poverty, Corruption in Nigeria Forcing Youth Out of Country: Archbishop 

Apr 24, 2021

Young people in Nigeria are leaving the West African nation in large numbers in search for “ greener pastures ” elsewhere, a situation th e Archbishop of the country ’s Abuja Archdiocese blames on insecurity, poverty , and high levels of corruption by those in leadership positions .

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Amid Attacks, Mozambique’s Bishops Express Solidarity with All Yearning for Dignified life

Apr 19, 2021

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM) have expressed their solidarity with all those affected by the violence in the Province of Cabo Delgado within the Catholic Diocese of Pemba and “yearn for a dignified life.”

Archbishop Marcel Utembi, Metropolitan Archbishop of Kisangani, presenting his speech during the closing of the Meeting on 4 March 2021. / CENCO

Bishops in DRC’s Kisangani Ecclesiastical Province Decry Insecurity, Poor Road Network

Mar 13, 2021

Multiple insecurity cases and the bad state of roads are among the concerns of the Catholic Bishops in the Kisangani Ecclesiastical Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Bishops of Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province after their July 13 to14 meeting held at Nigeria’s M&M centre, Ilorin, Kwara State. / Catholic Diocese of Oyo, Nigeria.

Bishops in Nigeria Support “alternative” Security Outfits, Say Authorities Have Failed

Jan 31, 2021

Catholic Bishops of Nigeria’s Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province have decried the lack effectiveness of security forces in combating violence in the West African country and expressed their support for “alternative and lawful initiatives” that have emerged to restore peace in the country.

Bishops in the Central African Republic (CAR) with Constitutional Court confirmed President Faustin Archange Touadera.

Bishops in CAR Appeal for “sincere, fraternal, constructive dialogue” amid Election Crisis

Jan 18, 2021

Catholic Bishops in the Central African Republic (CAR) have, in a message addressed to the people of God in the country, appealed for a “sincere and frank, fraternal and constructive dialogue” in resolving the current crisis following the December 27 general elections.

Bishop Nestor-Désiré Nongo-Aziagbia of CAR’s Bossangoa Diocese.

Insecurity in Central African Republic Behind “evangelical fragility, poverty”: Prelate

Oct 2, 2020

A Bishop in the Central African Republic (CAR) has, in a recent news report, highlighted the impact of insecurity in the country saying the people of God there have been left with a “sense of evangelical fragility and poverty.”  

Nigeria's Independence Anniversary.

On Nigeria's Independence Day, Bishops Say, “It's difficult to ask Nigerians to celebrate"

Oct 1, 2020

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria have, in a collective statement on the occasion of the country’s 60th independence anniversary, highlighted multiple challenges bedeviling the West African nation saying the country is “in great distress” and that there seems to be nothing to celebrate about.

Nigerian Prelate Faults Government for Disunity, Insecurity in Independence Message

Sep 28, 2020

Ahead of Nigeria’s 60th Independence Day celebrations, an Archbishop in the country has faulted the government for failing to address insecurity and for the disunity in the west African country.  

Headquarters of the National Election Authority in Central African Republic.

With “many weapons in circulation,” Bishops in CAR Concerned about Insecurity Before Polls

Sep 8, 2020

Bishops in the Central African Republic (CAR) have, in a Pastoral Letter, expressed their concerns about insecurity amid armed civilians as eligible citizens of the Central African nation prepare to take part in the general elections slated to take place December 27.

Participants during the maiden General Assembly of the Archdiocese of Abuja. / Archdiocese of Abuja

Nigeria’s Abuja Assembly Ends with Emphasis on Fostering “co-responsibility” in Ministry

Sep 7, 2020

The leadership of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has, in a pastoral letter issued at the end of the two-day Archdiocesan General Assembly, underscored the need for pastoral agents to foster “a sense of co-responsibility” in their apostolate.