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Latest stories: Archdiocese of Lome

Archbishop Nicodème Anani Barrigah-Benissan of Togo's Lomé Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Lomé

Accompany Prayer for Christian Unity with “concrete gestures”: Catholic Archbishop in Togo

Jan 18, 2022

A Catholic Archbishop in Togo has called on followers of Christ to use the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity not only to pray for unity but also to accompany the initiative with concrete gestures of love for one another.

Archbishop Nicodème Anani Barrigah-Benissan of Togo's Lomé Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Lomé

Avoid “playing comedy of omnipotence”: Catholic Archbishop in Togo to Diocesan Priests

Jan 15, 2022

The Archbishop of Togo’s Lomé Archdiocese has cautioned Diocesan Priests in the West African nation against the tendency to show off as all-powerful in the process of giving people assurance about God in what he termed “playing the comedy of omnipotence”.

A Priest receives the Literature Prize awarded to Archbishop Nicodème Barrigah of Togo’s Lomé Archdiocese.

Togolese Prelate Awarded Literature Prize, Says He Uses Art as “means of evangelization”

Oct 30, 2020

The Archbishop who was awarded the Togolese Grand Prize for Literature 2020 last weekend has, in an October 29 interview. Described art as “a way of being,” which he uses to share the good news of the Kingdom of God.

Priests in the Archdiocese of Lomé renewing their vows during Chrism Mass at Cristo Risorto de Hedzranawoe Catholic Parish Church in Lomé, Tuesday, September 8. / Archdiocese of Lomé

Priests Called to “defend oppressed, re-establish justice”: Prelate in Togo at Chrism Mass

Sep 8, 2020

At the celebration of the previously postponed Chrism Mass in Togo's Archdiocese of Lomé Tuesday, September 8, the presiding Prelate has underscored the need for Clerics to rediscover the value of their ministerial Priesthood by paying attention to the plight of the deprived in society and working toward re-establishing social justice.

Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET). / Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET)

Bishops in Togo Decry Forceful Arrest of Opposition Leader, Demand His Immediate Release

Apr 23, 2020

Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET) have, in a collective statement, lamented the “brutality and violence” on the part of government security agencies in the arrest of the opposition leader, Agbéyomé Kodjo and demanded he be set free “immediately.”

Bishop Ignace Bessi Dogbo, Bishop of Katiola, Ivory Coast, President of the Episcopal Conference of the Ivory Coast (CECCI)

“Universal charity, solidarity, prayer” Necessary in Combating COVID-19: Ivorian Bishop

Apr 4, 2020

There is a necessity for governments around the world to join hands in the fight against COVID-19 if the disease that has infected at least one million people across the globe and claimed tens of thousands of lives is to be managed in good time, an Ivorian Bishop has said.

Archbishop Nicodéme Anani Barrigah of Lome Archdiocese calling on Togolese to adopt new Habits to avoid the spread of COVID-19. / Radio Maria Togo

COVID-19 “an opportunity to reflect on the way we live, to convert”: Togolese Prelate

Mar 26, 2020

As countries around the world put in place measures to control the spread of COVID-19 including an appeal, sometimes enforced, for citizens to “stay at home,” a Catholic Prelate in the West African nation of Togo has taken a positive view of the situation, saying it offers the people of God an opportunity to reflect on their respective lives, seek conversion and draw closer to God.

Logo Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET) / CET

Togolese Bishops Say They Have “not abandoned their elder brother,” Archbishop Kpodzro

Mar 2, 2020

Days after the retired Archbishop of Togo’s Lomé Archdiocese, Philippe Fanoko Kpodzro denounced the preliminary results of the presidential election in the country and called for protests,  the Bishops in the West African nation have, in a collective statement, denied claims that they have abandoned their “elder brother.”

The Archbishop Emeritus of Lome, Philippe Fanoko Kossi Kpodzro.

Togolese Prelate Denounces Election Results, Makes “solemn, vibrant appeal” for Protest

Feb 26, 2020

Following the announcement of the preliminary results of the February 22 presidential elections in the West African nation of Togo declaring the incumbent winner with a landslide, a Togolese Archbishop has called on citizens in Togo to reject the results, terming them a “tasteless joke.”

Archbishop Nicodème Anani Barrigah-Bénissan Blessing the Faithful at  Installation Mass, Saturday January 11, 2020. / Radio Maria Togo

“Demonstrate fairness, honesty, calm” During Elections, Lomé Archbishop Appeals

Jan 14, 2020

As eligible voters in the West African nation of Togo prepare to take part in the Presidential polls scheduled for next month, the new Lomé-based Archbishop Nicodème Anani Barrigah-Bénissan used the occasion of his installation to call on those involved in organizing the election to ensure a credible process and on his compatriots to remain calm throughout the period of elections.