Archbishop Peter Bryan Wells. Credit: Sheila Pires

Diocesan Synod Not Parliament of Christians, Apostolic Nuncio in South Africa Says

Jan 21, 2022

The Apostolic Nuncio in South Africa has urged the people of God in the Southern African countries to look at the Synod on Synodality as a type of “council meeting”, which is “pastoral in nature”, and not some kind of parliamentary discussion.

The headquarters of the Independence National Electoral Commission (CENI) in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Credit: Courtesy Photo

DR Congo Church Leaders Want Poll Body to Have Civil Society in Majority of Members

Jun 19, 2021

The National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) and the Church of Christ in Congo (ECC) are recommending that in the composition of the Independence National Electoral Commission (CENI), civil society members constitute the majority.

Part of front page of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) signed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in September 2018. Credit: IGAD / IGAD

South Sudan’s Archbishop Lauds Gov’t for Reconstituting Transitional National Parliament

May 13, 2021

The Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has commended the country’s leadership upon the announcement of the newly appointed members of the Transitional National parliament from the sides that clashed in the nation’s protracted civil war.

Some activists protest against abortion in Kenya's capital, Nairobi.

Why Bishops in Kenya are Contesting Reproductive Healthcare Bill in Parliament

Jun 25, 2020

Bishops in Kenya have, in a collective letter addressed to “Catholic Members of Parliament (MPs) and all Legislators of good-will”, explained why they are opposed to the Reproductive Healthcare Bill 2019.