A member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Cameroon who has embarked on a 245-kilometre pilgrimage says he has dedicated the spiritual initiative to efforts toward dialogue, peace and reconciliation in the Anglophone regions of the Central African nation, which have experienced violent conflict since 2016.
Religious leaders in Ivory Coast have appealed for dialogue and peace ahead of the Presidential election scheduled for October 31 amid persistent tensions.
The Cardinal in Ivory Coast has, in a statement, expressed his concerns about the election-related violence in the West African country and has called on the parties behind the conflict to look beyond the election event and instead focus on reconciliation of the people of God.
Catholic Bishops in Ivory Coast have, in their Pastoral Letter, highlighted the conditions necessary for achieving reconciliation, justice and peace in the West African nation amid rising political tensions ahead of the presidential election scheduled for October 2020.
Religious leaders in the West African nation of Mali have appealed for calm and peaceful dialogue following days of violent protests and unrest in the country’s capital, Bamako.
Pope Francis applauded the United Nations Security Council Sunday for its recent resolution calling for an immediate global ceasefire amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Pope Francis expressed “great apprehension and sorrow” Sunday after eight mass graves were discovered in Libya amid the ongoing civil war.
The pope urged nations in conflict to respond to an appeal made by the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on March 23 for an “immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world” to “focus together on the true fight of our lives,” the “battle” against the coronavirus.
The need to pull together for lasting peace in Mauritius is a key emphasis of Maurice Cardinal Piat, the Bishop of Port-Louis Diocese in his message for the Lenten period in the Indian Ocean Island nation.
In his annual address to diplomats Thursday, Pope Francis stressed that solidarity is needed in 2020 to overcome polarization for the sake of the poor, who suffer when the common good is disregarded.
As Catholic across the globe reflected on Pope Francis’ message for the 53rd World day of Peace marked Wednesday, January 1, 2020, an African Cardinal applied the Holy Father’s text to the situation of his country, recalled a decade-old “wounds which are struggling to heal” and called on his compatriots to take note of the Pontiff’s description of peace as “a great and precious value, the object of our hope and the aspiration of the entire human family.”
On Christmas, Pope Francis prayed for Christ to bring light to the instability in Iraq, Lebanon, Venezuela, Yemen, Ukraine, Burkina Faso, and other parts of the world experiencing conflict.
In line with the recommendations of Pope Benedict XVI's Post-synodal Exhortation Africae Munus in which he called on the Church in Africa to organize a day of prayer for reconciliation, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Ivory Coast (CECCI) is organizing an eight-day prayer event in all the dioceses of the country to pray for peace and reconciliation in the West African nation, beginning Advent Sunday, December 1.
A day after South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit and the Vice-President designate Dr. Riek Machar agreed to postpone the formation of a unity government by 100 days, a move that has been welcomed by various groups including Christian leaders, the country’s capital hosted a marathon that attracted some 1,000 participants among them, the 84-year Bishop Emeritus of Torit diocese, Paride Taban.
Three days after the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit and the Vice-President designate Dr. Riek Machar agreed, at a meeting in Uganda, to delay the formation of a unity government by one hundred days, Pope Francis has led the Catholic faithful in praying for peace and reconciliation in the world’s youngest nation and expressed the hope to visit the country
As Rwanda continues to recover from memories of the 1994 genocide that was characterized with, among other issues, bitter memories of complacency from various quarters, the Catholic Church in this Central African nation is preparing to look back at her activities over the past 25 years in regard to witnessing to peaceful coexistence, a Rwandan Church leader has announced.
In the footsteps of Saint John Paul II who called for a year dedicated to the Virgin Mary in 1987, Mamfe diocese in the southwest region of Cameroon recently launched a Marian Year for Peace to give Christians the opportunity to give special honor to Our Lady, seeking her maternal intercession for peace to return in the Anglophone regions faced with a three-year conflict.
Some six months since Pope Francis showed a “dramatic gesture” of humility by kneeling and kissing the feet of South Sudan leaders, a section of South Sudanese Catholic children living in Kenya have used their encounter with the Apostolic Nuncio to their country in Nairobi to remind the political leaders back home of the Pope Francis’ April 11 act, demanding peace through service that demonstrates love.
In the spirit of the 33rd International Meeting for Peace held from September 15 to 17 in Madrid, Spain, the Community of Sant'Egidio in collaboration with the religious leaders of Ivory Coast, is organizing an inter-religious meeting for peace in the country’s economic capital, Abidjan, an official has told ACI Africa.
Celebrated as a key form of free expression globally and ranked by UNESCO as Africa’s most influential information outlet, radio stations in Africa have an impact on audiences and a network of Catholic radios is particularly contributing to peace on the continent, a media practitioner overseeing some 23 radio stations across Africa has testified to ACI Africa.