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Being Vaccinated against COVID-19 Part of “duty to care”: Jesuit Leaders in Africa

Members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa have, through their leadership, sought to encourage the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination program, saying being vaccinated is part of the Christian “duty do care.”

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Jesuits in Africa and Madagascar Decry Shift in Attention from HIV and AIDS

The leadership of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) has noted with concern the shift of focus from HIV and AIDS that has seen other diseases prioritized.

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One of Newest Cardinals, Michael Cardinal Czerny, Recounts Africa Experience: Interview

On October 5, 2019, Pope Francis created 13 new Cardinals. Although only one of them, the Franciscan Capuchin (OFM, Cap) DR Congo’s Archbishop Fridolin Ambongo Besungu is African-born, five of these 13 newest Princes of the Church have connections with Africa.