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Logo of the Council of Religions (CoR) in Mauritius. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Faith Leaders in Mauritius Highlight Value of Religion to Society amid Life’s Challenges

Jan 15, 2022

Faith-based leaders in the Indian Ocean Island nation of Mauritius have highlighted the value of religion to society amid challenges of life

flag of Mauritius. Credit: Shutterstock

Catholic Peace Commission in Mauritius Concerned about Bill to Regulate Radio Stations

Dec 14, 2021

Members of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in Mauritius have expressed concerns about the adoption of the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) Bill, aimed at regulating radio stations in the Indian Ocean Island nation.

The Vicar General of Mauritius’ Port Louis Diocese, Fr. Jean Maurice Labour. Credit: Port Louis Diocese

“Our priority is to help, comfort the vulnerable”: Mauritian Cleric amid COVID-19 Surge

Nov 23, 2021

A Catholic Cleric ministering in Mauritius is urging the people of God in the Indian Ocean Island nation to prioritize helping, comforting, and accompanying the vulnerable in society amid a reported surge in COVID-19 cases.

Some members of the Council of Religions in Mauritius . Credit: Catholic Diocese of Port Louis/Facebook

Religious Leaders in Mauritius Urge Government to Revise Public Worship Restrictions

Nov 16, 2021

Members of the Council of Religions in Mauritius are calling on the country’s government to revise upwards the number of worshippers who can take part in public celebrations at a go.

Logo of the Council of Religions (CoR) in Mauritius. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders in Mauritius Saddened by Persecution of Minorities in Africa, World

Oct 24, 2021

The persecution of religious minorities in Africa and the world is a cause for concern for religious leaders in the Indian Ocean Island nation of Mauritius who are calling for togetherness.

Maurice Cardinal Piat of Port Louis Diocese in Mauritius. Credit: Port Louis Diocese

Church Vitality “depends on your participation”: Mauritian Cardinal in Message for Synod

Oct 8, 2021

The need for the people of God in Mauritius to fully participate in the upcoming Synod on Synodality has been emphasized by the Bishop of Mauritius’ Port-Louis Diocese.

Maurice Cardinal Piat of Port Louis Diocese in Mauritius. Credit: Port Louis Diocese

On Memorial of Patron Saint of Mauritian Diocese, Cardinal Calls for “more intense” Prayer

Aug 28, 2021

On the Memorial of St. Louis, the Patron Saint of Mauritius’ Port Louis Diocese, the Cardinal in the Indian Ocean Island nation has called for “more intense” prayer as the Island African nation battles the effects of COVID-19 pandemic.

St. Louis Cathedral in the Diocese of Port Louis, Mauritius/ Credit: Diocese of Port Louis/Facebook

Mauritius’ Port Louis Diocese Outlines Safety Guidelines for Resumption of Public Worship

Jun 28, 2021

Days after the Government of Mauritius lifted restrictions put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, the leadership of the Catholic Diocese of Port Louis has announced the resumption of public worship with a limited number of faithful.

A poster announcing the three-day national prayer for Mauritius/Credit: Diocese of Port-Louis

A Group of Lay Catholics in Mauritius Spearhead Three-day National Prayer for Country

Jun 15, 2021

A group of Catholics in the Indian Ocean Island nation of Mauritius are spearheading three days of national prayer for the country’s challenges, including COVID-19 pandemic and issues at personal level.

Logo of the Council of Religions (CoR) in Mauritius.

Mauritius’ Religious Leaders Commit to Help People Adversely Affected by COVID-19 Lockdown

May 3, 2021

Members of the Council of Religions in Mauritius have pledged to continue reaching out to the people of God who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 lockdown in the Indian Ocean Island nation.

Jennifer Constantin, Administrative Assistant for the Diocesan Tourism Commission of Mauritius' Port Louis Diocese. Credit: Port Louis Diocese

Church in Mauritius Accompanying Tourism Stakeholders amid COVID-19 Restrictions

Apr 24, 2021

The leadership of the Catholic Church in Mauritius has, in a report, highlighted the Church’s initiatives to reach out to those in the country’s tourism sector whose livelihoods have been negatively affected by COVID-19 restrictions.

The official logo of Caritas Mauritius. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Caritas Mauritius Targets Thousands of Families in COVID-19 Food Aid Program

Apr 21, 2021

At least 3,500 families reported to be severely affected by the effects of COVID-19 in Mauritius are expected to receive food aid from the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Church in the Indian Ocean island nation. 

Maurice Cardinal Piat of Port-Louis Diocese in Mauritius. Credit : Courtesy Photo

Mauritian Cardinal Expresses “closeness, solidarity” with Muslims Ahead of Ramadan

Apr 17, 2021

The Local Ordinary of Mauritius’ Port Louis Diocese, Maurice Cardinal Piat, has expressed solidarity with the Muslims in the Indian Ocean Island nation ahead of the holy month of Ramadan scheduled to begin Tuesday, April 13 evening.

St. Louis Cathedral of Port Louis Diocese in Mauritius / Port Louis Diocese

Churches in Mauritius to Remain Closed During Holy Week amid COVID-19 Restrictions

Mar 25, 2021

The leadership of the Catholic Church in Mauritius has directed that churches in the country remain closed during Holy Week in line with restrictions, which the government of the Indian Ocean Island nation put in place to control the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

Logo of the Council of Religions (CoR) in Mauritius. / Port Louis Diocese

“Endangering lives by gathering not an act of worship”: Religious Leaders in Mauritius

Mar 17, 2021

In the wake of a surge in reported cases of COVID-19 in Mauritius, religious leaders in the Indian Ocean Island nation have underscored the need to adhere to government guidelines prohibiting gatherings.

St. Louis Cathedral in the Diocese of Port Louis, Mauritius / Public Domain

Public Liturgical Celebrations Suspended in Mauritius Following Spike in COVID-19 Cases

Mar 11, 2021

A day after the leadership of Mauritius announced a two-week national lockdown to control the spike in daily COVID-19 cases, liturgical celebrations in public have been suspended in the Indian Ocean Island nation.

The Bishop of Mauritius' Port Louis Diocese, Maurice Cardinal Piat / Port Louis Diocese

“Church cannot remain indifferent to political question”: Mauritian Cardinal

Mar 6, 2021

The head of the Catholic Church in Mauritius has defended church leaders in the Indian Ocean Island nation against accusations of interfering with the running of the country noting that they cannot “remain indifferent.”

Maurice Cardinal Piat. / Diocese of Port-Louis.

Consultations Towards Mauritius’ Recovery “dearest wish” of Country’s Cardinal

Jan 12, 2021

The head of the Catholic Church in Mauritius has, in an interview with a local daily, identified consultations among various stakeholders on how to help the Indian Ocean nation recover as his New Year “dearest wish”.

Fr. Luc René Young Chen Yin, a member of the  Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI), appointed as the Apostolic Administrator of the Vicariate Apostolic of Rodrigues in the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius by Pope Francis Monday, January 4. / Diocese of Port-Louis

Catholic Vicariate of Rodrigues in Mauritius Has a New Apostolic Administrator

Jan 5, 2021

The Catholic Vicariate of Rodrigues in the Indian Ocean Island nation of Mauritius has a new Apostolic Administrator, Fr. Luc René Young Chen Yin.

Maurice Cardinal Piat, Bishop of Mauritius' Port-Louis Diocese.

Cardinal Recognizes Mauritians’ Solidarity, Prays for “a more sober, fraternal Christmas”

Nov 8, 2020

The head of the Catholic Church in Mauritius has acknowledged with appreciation the solidarity of the people of God in the Indian Ocean Island nation amid COVID-19 challenges, expressing the desire for a “sober and fraternal Christmas” later this year.