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Archbishop Paul Ssemogerere is  greeted by selected representatives of the Diocesan clergy, religious men and women, members of the faithful, and some representatives of the civil authority. Credit: Uganda Catholics online.

At Archbishop’s Installation in Uganda, Religious Leaders Urged to Foster Integral Growth

Jan 25, 2022

The need for religious leaders to work towards the integral growth of the faithful, addressing spiritual and material needs, was highlighted during the installation of the new Archbishop of Kampala on Tuesday, January 25.

The Chairperson of PAC Executive Committee, Mons. Patrick Thawale, during their Tuesday, January 18 meeting with President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Days after Religious Leaders in Malawi Call for Cabinet Reshuffle, President Takes Action

Jan 25, 2022

Days after religious leaders in Malawi called on the Head of State to appoint a new Cabinet, the President of the Southern African nation on Monday, January 24, announced the dissolution of his “entire cabinet effective immediately.”

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Religious Leaders in Kenya Announce Weekly Prayers, Fasting Ahead of 2022 Elections

Jan 21, 2022

Religious leaders in Kenya have called upon the people of God in the East African country to set aside a day each week to pray and fast for a smooth national election set for later this year.

The Chairperson of PAC Executive Committee, Mons. Patrick Thawale, during their Tuesday, January 18 meeting with President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders in Malawi Give President Three Months to Reshuffle Government

Jan 19, 2022

Leaders of various religious groups in Malawi under their umbrella organization, the Public Affairs Committee (PAC), have given President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera three months to reshuffle his Cabinet.

Members of the Inter-Religious Council of Ethiopia after their visit to  displaced persons in Amhara and Afar regions. Credit: Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat/Facebook

Ethiopia’s Catholic Church Reports about Religious Leaders’ Solidarity Visit to Displaced

Jan 13, 2022

Members of the Inter-Religious Council of Ethiopia have reached out to the displaced persons in Amhara and Afar regions of the Horn of Africa nation in a solidarity visit during which they delivered food items, the Catholic Church has reported. 

Bishop Godfrey Onah of Nigeria’s Nsukka Diocese. Credit: Nsukka Diocese/Facebook

Religious Leaders Have Become Social Activists, Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Says

Jan 4, 2022

Religious leaders are yielding to the temptation to act as social activists instead of speaking the mind of God, the Bishop of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Nsukka has observed.

Religious leaders in Senegal. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Ahead of Local Elections in Senegal, Religious Leaders Urge “calm, restraint, respect”

Dec 24, 2021

Religious leaders in Senegal have, in a collective statement, appealed for “calm, restraint and respect for others” amid tensions ahead of local elections scheduled to take place next month.

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.

Nnamdi Kanu. CRedit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders in Nigeria Call for Release of Detained Pro-Biafra Political Activist

Nov 4, 2021

Religious leaders in Nigeria have called for the release of Nnamdi Kanu, a pro-Biafra political activist with dual citizenship, Nigerian and British.

Protesters outside the Nigerian High Commission in London. Credit: CSW

Lawmakers, Students in London Join Christian Entity’s Protest against Nigeria's Abductions

Oct 31, 2021

Parliamentarians, religious leaders, and students are among protesters who have joined the call by UK-based human rights foundation, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), to end school abductions in Nigeria.

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.

Denis Kadima, endorsed as President of CENI in the DRC by the National assembly. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops in DR Congo Want President to Reject “endorsed” Electoral Chairman

Oct 19, 2021

Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are calling on President Félix Tshisekedi to reject the candidate that members of the National Assembly have endorsed to head the country’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI).

Members of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders in Nigeria Demand Arrest, Prosecution of Pastor's Killers

Oct 8, 2021

The Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) is calling on the security agents in the West African nation to ensure that those behind the Pastor Yohanna Shuaibu are arrested and charged.

Religious leaders in South Sudan's Western Equatorial state addressing journalists on the state of insecurity in their region/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Put a complete stop to ongoing killings”: South Sudan’s Equatoria State Religious Leaders

Sep 6, 2021

Religious leaders in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State are calling on the country’s government to intervene and put an end to what they have described as “the continuous culture of killings going on the State”.

Religious leaders are joined by Red Cross officials for Covid-19 Sensitization exercise and distribution of masks and sanitizers at Kongowea Market in Mombasa. Credit: Archdiocese of Mombasa

Kenyan Catholic Archbishop among Religious Leaders in Renewed COVID-19 Fight at the Coast

Sep 6, 2021

The Catholic Archbishop of Kenya’s Mombasa Archdiocese is among religious leaders spearheading a renewed fight against COVID-19 in the country’s Coastal region.

Religious leaders in Africa sign Joint Declaration of Religious Leaders Against Modern Slavery. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders in Africa Commit to end Human Trafficking at Joint Declaration

Aug 15, 2021

Religious leaders from West and Central Africa have jointly declared to use their positions in the society to end slavery and human trafficking, which have been said to rise during the COVID-19 pandemic, with traffickers “preying on the vulnerable.”

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo addressing himself to Catholic faithful during Holy Mass at the Our Lady of Congo Cathedral of DRC’s Kinshasa Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Kinshasa

Congolese Cardinal Criticizes Attack on His Residence, Thanks Faithful for Solidarity

Aug 10, 2021

The Archbishop of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has criticized the recent storming of his residence and thanked the Catholic faithful for standing with him in prayer.

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

Religious Leaders in DR Congo “divided” Over Choice of Electoral Commission Chairperson

Jul 29, 2021

There is yet to be consensus among religious leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) over the person to head the country’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI), days after the faith-based leaders hinted to concluding the vetting process.

Logo of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) in DR Congo. Credit: CENI

Religious Leaders in DR Congo Set to Announce New Head of Electoral Commission

Jul 27, 2021

Religious leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are expected to announce the person to be at the helm of the country’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) anytime from Tuesday, July 27.

Religious leaders in South Sudan's Western Equatorial state addressing journalists on the state of insecurity in their region/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State Condemn Ongoing Violence

Jun 28, 2021

Religious leaders serving in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State have condemned “in the strongest terms possible” the ongoing violence between members of the Azande and Balanda communities in Tombura County, a territory covered by the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio.