Sierra Leone

One of the toilets offered by Caritas Freetown to the Culvert Slum Community in Sierra Leone. / Caritas Freetown

On World Toilet Day, Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone Constructs Slum’s Only Five Toilets

Nov 20, 2020

For a long time in Sierra Leone, residents of Culvert Slum Community outside the county’s capital Freetown lived without toilets and practiced open defecation, adding to the dirt that the slum was already covered in.

Children at St Teresa of the Child Jesus Parish in Bo. Sierra Leone reading Child'sBible, "God speaks to His children." / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).

Catholic Charity Organization Strengthening Children Evangelization in Sierra Leone

Sep 22, 2020

At Sierra Leone’s Diocese of Bo, children are being mentored to reach out to other children from deprived backgrounds in the West African country, thanks to a pontifical charity organization that is distributing religious materials to the Diocese.

Some members of Caritas Freetown. / Caritas Freetown

Caritas Freetown Donates Household Items to Police Officers in Sierra Leone after Inferno

Sep 18, 2020

The charity arm of Sierra Leone’s Archdiocese of Freetown has reached out to several families of police officers whose houses were razed down and their properties destroyed following last week’s inferno at the Kingtom Police Barracks, which is within the precincts of the Archdiocese.

Some Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone beneficiaries of different business ventures set up by Caritas Freetown. / Caritas Freetown

Caritas Freetown Sets Up Businesses for Dozens of Ebola Survivors in Sierra Leone

Sep 12, 2020

Some 50 Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone, all of them bearing the scars of the disease that killed at least 3,000 people in the west African country, gathered at Hastings town in the rural area of the country to sign up for different business ventures in a project designed by the charity arm of the Archdiocese of Freetown to restore dignity among the survivors.

Catholic Priests in the Archdiocese of Freetown.

International Catholic Charity Gifts Struggling Sierra Leonean Clerics with Mass Stipends

Sep 11, 2020

Catholic Priests ministering under difficult conditions in Sierra Leone’s Freetown Archdiocese have been given Mass stipends amounting to 17,160 Euros to cushion them through the COVID-19 pandemic that has been characterized with dwindling Church resources in the west African country.

CAFOD’s representative for Sierra Leone, Kayode Akintola makes a presentation during a coronavirus prevention workshop to faith leaders in the capital, Freetown. / Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD)

Why Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in Sierra Leone is a Challenge

Aug 23, 2020

The leadership of the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) has, in a report, explained why it is challenging to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Sierra Leone.

The Apostolic Administrator of Makeni Diocese in Sierra Leone, Bishop Natale Paganelli.

To Fight COVID-19 in Africa, “stop the great virus of corruption”: Bishop in Sierra Leone

Aug 21, 2020

A Prelate in Sierra Leone has, in a reflection about COVID-19 in Africa, identified the “virus of corruption” as a major stumbling block in the fight against the pandemic on the continent.

Fr. Peter Konteh with the award received by Caritas Freetown during the commemoration of the World Humanitarian Day on August 19. / Caritas Freetown

Caritas Freetown Feted for Impacting Vulnerable Lives in Sierra Leone

Aug 20, 2020

The charity arm of the Archdiocese of Freetown in Sierra Leone working among the marginalized and vulnerable groups has been awarded for its humanitarian activities that have changed thousands of lives in the West African country before and after the outbreak of COVID-19.

Representatives of Trocaire, Concern Worldwide, GOAL, EU, Irish Aid, as well as officials of the governments of Ireland and Sierra Leone pose for a photo during the launch of "Team Europe" initiative. / Trocaire

Catholic Charity Among Agencies Partnering with Ireland to Fight COVID-19 in Sierra Leone

Jul 29, 2020

The overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trocaire, is among Ireland’s “three largest humanitarian agencies” that have come together to address COVID-19 challenges in Sierra Leone.

Bishop Natale Paganelli, Apostolic Administrator of Makeni Diocese in Sierra Leone.

Prelate in Sierra Leone Condemns Unrest that Killed Five, Urges Focus on COVID-19 Fight

Jul 27, 2020

The Apostolic Administrator of Makeni Diocese in Sierra Leone, Bishop Natale Paganelli, has condemned a recent attack in a town in the west African country that left at least five people dead and several others injured.

Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) using radio for sensitization on COVID-19 in Africa

UK-based Catholic Aid Agency Using Radio for COVID-19 Sensitization in Africa

Jun 15, 2020

In a bid to tackle COVID-19 crisis in Africa, the leadership of the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) has acknowledged the significant role of radio and partnered with broadcasting outlets in Uganda, Sierra Leone and South Sudan to reach out to community members with reliable information about the pandemic.

Bishop Natale Paganelli, Apostolic Administrator of Makeni, Sierra Leone. / Vatican News

“Engage in responsible dialogue on security, (public) welfare”: Bishop in Sierra Leone

May 16, 2020

The COVID-19-related violence in the West African nation of Sierra Leone has drawn condemnation from a Bishop who has called upon all parties in the conflict to engage in “responsible dialogue” for the good of the people of God in the West African nation.

Fr. Jorge Mario Crisafulli with Street children at the Don Bosco Fambul in Freetown, Sierra Leone. / Salesian Missions in Africa

Salesian Missions Reviews Service to Street Children in Africa on Their International Day

Apr 15, 2020

On the occasion of the International Day for Street Children marked Sunday, April 12, Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), joined other humanitarian and international organizations in reviewing initiatives toward street children around the globe, including Africa.