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Latest stories: Archdiocese of Abidjan

Jean Pierre Cardinal Kutwa addressing former President Laurent Gbagbo during Mass at the St. Paul Cathedral in Ivory Coast's Abidjan Archdiocese. Credit: CECCI/Facebook

Ivorian Cardinal Gifts Former President Rosary, Asks Him to Join “train of reconciliation”

Jun 22, 2021

The Cardinal in Ivory Coast has gifted a Rosary to the country’s former President, Laurent Gbagbo, who returned to the West African nation after close to a decade in exile.

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Caritas Ivory Coast Launches Solidarity Fund for Vulnerable People amid COVID-19

Dec 12, 2020

The leadership of Caritas Ivory Coast, the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Church in the West African nation, has launched a solidarity fund to assist vulnerable people amid COVID-19 challenges.

The Leadership of the Association of Catholic Lay Executives of Ivory Coast (ACC-CI)  during the September 14 press conference in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Ivorian Catholic Lay Executives Express Solidarity with Cardinal Following Criticism

Sep 15, 2020

Members of the Association of Catholic Lay Executives of Ivory Coast (ACC-CI) have, in a collective statement, expressed their solidarity with Jean-Pierre Cardinal Kutwa who has come under attack from a section of Catholic politicians of the ruling party.

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.

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Peace is “far from being a tangible reality” in Ivory Coast, Cleric Reflects

Jan 29, 2020

Following the cancellation of the peace march by the Catholic Archdiocese of Abidjan in Ivory Coast that had been slated to take place in mid-February over security concerns, a priest from the west African country has described the search for peace in his native country as “far from being a tangible reality.”