Archdiocese of Dakar

Archbishop Benjamin Ndiaye of Senegal's Dakar Archdiocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

At Anniversary in Senegal, Archbishop Advocates for “development that integrates youth”

Jun 10, 2021

At the Silver Jubilee celebration of the Pastoral Letter published by Catholic Bishops in Senegal during the 1994 crisis, an Archbishop in the West African nation has sought to have the youth empowered through the development initiatives that the country undertakes.

Bishop Benjamin Ndiaye Addressing the Press at a Previous Event / Courtesy Photo

“Foster dialogue, stop spiral of violence”: Bishops in Senegal’s Dakar Metropolitan

Mar 11, 2021

The ongoing violence in Senegal that started last week is a cause for concern for Catholic Bishops in the Ecclesiastical Province of Dakar who are calling on parties in conflict to “foster dialogue” and end the skirmishes.

Bishops in Senegal with President Macky Sall after an audience on 14 January 2021.

Bishops in Senegal Concerned about New COVID-19 Variant, Call for Collective Efforts

Jan 18, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Senegal have expressed concerns about the new variant of COVID-19 and called for collective efforts to defeat the pandemic that has reportedly infected at least 95.2 million people across the globe.

The Our Lady of Victory Cathedral in Senegal's Kolda Diocese.

Senegal’s Kolda Diocese Announces Creation of Theology School for Laity’s Formation

Dec 15, 2020

The leadership of Senegal’s Diocese of Kolda has announced the creation of a School of Theology aimed at fostering the formation of the Lay faithful in the Diocese that is in the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Dakar. 

Our Lady of Victories Cathedral in Dakar Senegal.

Bishops in Senegal’s Dakar Ecclesiastical Province Extend Suspension of Public Mass

Aug 10, 2020

Catholic Bishops in Senegal's Dakar Ecclesiastical Province have extended the suspension of public Mass in the region due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the West African nation, a situation that has forced the government to reintroduce restrictive measures.

Archbishop Benjamin Ndiaye of Senegal's Archdiocese of Dakar.

“Our faith has been strengthened” amid COVID-19 Restrictions: Senegalese Prelate

Jul 29, 2020

An Archbishop in Senegal has, in an interview on the challenges facing the local Church amid COVID-19 restrictions, said that the faith of the people of God in the West African nation “has been strengthened” through family prayer.

Catholic Bishops in Senegal during a press conference in Dakar in March 2019.

Bishops in Senegal Urge Patience as Churches Remain Closed after Government Eased Measures

Jul 12, 2020

Catholic Bishops in Senegal have announced their collective decision to keep churches closed even after the government eased COVID-19 restrictions and urged the faithful “to be patient in faith and in hope.”

Saint Lazare Cemetery in Sengal's Capital, Dakar.

Senegal’s Archdiocese of Dakar Modifies Schedule for Burials Amid COVID-19

Mar 31, 2020

With 162 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the West African nation of Senegal, the Archdiocese of Dakar has adjusted schedules for burials at in the two Catholic cemeteries to take place “only in the morning” to allow the staff enough time to meet a curfew deadline, one of the measures put in place to avoid the spread of the virus that has claimed at least 37,815 lives across the globe.

Archbishop Benjamin Ndiaye of Senegal's Dakar Archdiocese with members of Caritas Senegal at the press conference to Launch the Fuudraising campaign, Saturday, March 7, 2020.

Caritas Senegal launches Fundraising Campaign to Address “effects of climate change”

Mar 10, 2020

In order to address the various crises facing Senegal as part of the “effects of climate change,” the Catholic Church in the West African nation, through its humanitarian arm Caritas Senegal, has launched the Senegal Emergency Fund (SEF) that seeks to help vulnerable persons in crisis situations.