John Cardinal Onaiyekan. Credit: CTV

“An original sin”: Cardinal in Nigeria Faults Politicians for Rigging Elections

Nov 14, 2023

Politicians commit an original sin when they rig an election , John Cardinal Onaiyekan has said, and faulted Nigerians who seek political positions to enrich themselves.

Members of the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC). Credit: SSCC

Politicians Laud Religious Leaders in South Sudanese State for Peace Initiatives

Aug 30, 2022

Politicians in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State have lauded initiatives that faith-based leaders have undertaken in the Central-East African nation to end conflict among local communities.

Bishop Dominic Kimengich (left) of Eldoret Diocese and Bishop Joseph Mairura Okemwa (right) of the Catholic Diocese of Kisii. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Be Wary of Political Candidates Offering Bribes for Votes: Catholic Bishops in Kenya

Jun 29, 2022

Two Catholic Bishops in Kenya have urged the electorate in the East African country to be cautious about political candidates offering bribes for votes.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Senegal, Mauritania, Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops in Senegal Urge Politicians to “dialogue in truth” Ahead of Elections

Jun 15, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Senegal have, in a collective statement, urged politicians in the West African nation to prioritize “dialogue in truth” for a peaceful legislative election scheduled for July 31.

Bishop Edward Hiibiro Kussala of South Sudan's Tombura-Yambio Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Urges Young People to “avoid being misled by politicians”

Feb 21, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in South Sudan has cautioned young people in the East-Central African nation against politicians who mislead the youth, using them to achieve their selfish goals.

Bishop Alfred Agyenta of Ghana's Navrongo-Bolgatanga Diocese . Credit: Courtesy Photo

Politics in Ghana Shifted from “divinely ordained profession” to “disgusting word”: Bishop

Feb 14, 2022

Politics in Ghana has shifted bring being “a divinely ordained profession” to a word that is “disgusting”, a Catholic Bishop in the West African nation has said.

Logo of Kenya Christian Professionals Forum. Credit: Kenya Christian Professionals Forum

Christian Workers in Kenya Urge Politicians to Engage Professionals in Campaigns

Jan 26, 2022

The leadership of an organization of Christian professionals in Kenya is urging politicians in the East African nation to engage them in their political campaigns ahead of the August 2022 general elections. 

Archbishop Philip Naameh of Ghana's Tamale Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Focus on “service of the common good”, Catholic Archbishop in Ghana Urges Politicians

Jan 13, 2022

Politicians in the West African nation of Ghana need to focus on the welfare of the people who voted them into office rather than their personal interests, a Catholic Archbishop in the West African country has said.

Bishop Joseph Obanyi of the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega, Kenya, Credit: Courtesy photo

Politicians Can Become Saints, Kenyan Catholic Bishop Says, Calls for Service to Poor

Nov 23, 2021

All people despite their social status, including politicians, are called to live a life of holiness and have an equal opportunity to become saints, the Bishop of Kenya’s Kakamega Diocese has said.

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

Nigerian Politicians “unwilling to drink from the cup of suffering”: Catholic Archbishop

Oct 20, 2021

After winning elections, politicians in the West African nation of Nigeria distance themselves from their respective electorates, “unwilling” to address the challenges of the people they were close to when vying for positions, a Catholic Archbishop has said.

Bishop Joseph Obanyi of Kenya's Kakamega Diocese. Credit: Kakamega Diocese

Kenyan Catholic Bishop Discourages Priests “from soliciting for funds from politicians”

Sep 16, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of Kenya’s Kakamega Diocese has “strongly discouraged” members of the Clergy from reaching out to politicians for funds.

Archbishop Anthony Muheria of Nyeri Archdiocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Archbishop in Kenya Emphasizes Bishops’ Ban on Political Campaigns in Churches

Sep 13, 2021

Politicians in Kenya have been cautioned against using church premises including the pulpit for their political campaigns.

Logo of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB). Credit: ZCCB

“Refrain from acts of violence, hate speech”: Catholic Bishops in Zambia Urge Politicians

Jul 20, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Zambia have cautioned political actors against inciting members of the public to violence before, during and after general elections scheduled to take place on August 12.

Jean Pierre Cardinal Kutwa during the Thanksgiving Mass to mark his 50th anniversary in the Priesthood at St. Paul’s Cathedral of Abidjan Archdiocese. Credit: CECCI

Ivorian Cardinal Cautions Politicians against Internal Disputes, Urges Reconciliation

Jul 19, 2021

The Cardinal in Ivory Coast has, on the occasion of his 50th anniversary in the Priesthood, cautioned politicians in the West African nation against internal quarrels and instead become part of initiatives toward national reconciliation.

Bishop Donatien Bafuidinsoni of DR Congo's Inongo Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Bishop in DR Congo Cautions Regional Politicians against “sterile quarrels and debates”

May 15, 2021

The Bishop of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Inongo Diocese has cautioned politicians in the Province of Mai-Ndombe that is within his episcopal see against the tendency to engage in “sterile quarrels and debates.”

Fr. Limukani Ndlovu of Zimbabwe / Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA)

Zimbabwean Cleric Cautions Politicians against Manipulation, Urges Inclusive Leadership

Feb 23, 2021

A Catholic Priest in Zimbabwe’s Archdiocese of Bulawayo has called upon politicians to desist from manipulating the masses for their own selfish gains and encouraged inclusivity in politics in order to realize development in various African countries.

Jean Pierre Cardinal Kutwa, Archbishop of Abidjan during the August 31 press conference in Ivory Coast's economic capital, Abidjan.

“Reconciliation is more important than elections”: Ivorian Cardinal Tells Politicians

Aug 31, 2020

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.

Archbishop Vincent Coulibaly of Conakry Archdiocese during Mass at the St. Mary Cathedral, Saturday, August 15.

“Stop all forms of violence, establish inclusive dialogue”: Guinean Prelate to Politicians

Aug 18, 2020

The Archbishop of Guinea’s Conakry Archdiocese has reached out to the political leaders in the West African nation who are involved in election-related violent conflict, urging for an “inclusive dialogue for peace.”

Church Leaders from the Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations (ZHOCD) following the proceedings o the consultative meeting. / Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA).

Zimbabwe’s Church Leaders, Politicians Realize Consultative Meeting on Country’s Crises

Jul 16, 2020

Church leaders in Zimbabwe realized their inaugural consultative meeting with those at the helm of various political parties in the country, convened to deliberate on challenges bedeviling the Southern African nation from the economic collapse to the political stalemate.

Flag of Ivory Coast, where elections are expected in October 2020

“The misfortune of Ivory Coast is its politicians”: Ivorian Missionary Cleric

Jan 10, 2020

With elections in the West African nation of Ivory Coast slated to take place later this year amid heightened tensions following the arrest warrant issued for one of the presidential candidates, a missionary cleric, a native of the country, has blamed politicians for the challenges bedeviling citizens.