Sometime last year, when members of the Congregation of the Little Sisters of the Sacred Heart in Algeria wrote to the Catholic charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, appealing for funds, the Congregation was in a deep state of need.
On Thursday, June 4, a Carmelite nun working in Macomia, a small town in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, stealthily walked in the company of other Sisters of Religious Order to their residence that had been abandoned for a month as terrorists wreaked havoc in the southern African country.
A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria says that the government in the West African nation is overwhelmed in the fight against insurgency that has wreaked havoc in the country, and is now calling on the international community to step in and help restore law and order.
Amid a variety of COVID-19 related restrictions in the West African nation of Niger, the head of Fraternity of the Servants of Christ, a local congregation of nuns, has shared about the impact of the pandemic on the activities of the religious community.
A Bishop in Mozambique has decried the reigning oppression of people who speak against the increased attacks that mainly target the Church in the southern African country, terming the attacks as “an injustice that is crying out to heaven”.
On the 5th anniversary of the deadly attack on Kenya’s Garissa University College, situated in the north eastern part of the East African country, the Catholic Bishop of the area has recalled the unfortunate event and recounted initiatives that have undertaken by religious leaders to promote peaceful co-existence.
A Bishop in Mozambique has condemned the recent jihadist attack and the actions of the attackers that occurred in the territory within his diocese, describing the episode as a tragedy, a real shame, and a disgrace to the citizens of the Southern African nation.
Following the January 20 killing of the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of the State of Adamawa, the Catholic Bishop of Yola that covers Adamawa State has declared three days of fasting and prayer in honor of the murdered church leader, described by a Catholic priest who knew him personally as “a simple and devout Pastor.”
Days after reports cited West African-based official of the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) calling upon stakeholders in the African Sahel region to go beyond military intervention and address the root causes of the region’s conflict including “extreme poverty, high youth unemployment, a lack of education,” leaders of a religious congregation of nuns have shared about their initiative in providing a safe haven for victims of the conflict.