Religious leaders in the West African nation of Benin are praying for peace ahead of the presidential election scheduled to take place on April 11.
The importance of young people demonstrating their Christian identity through selfless service to the Church and society has been underscored at a public catechesis, which the Archbishop of Benin’s Cotonou Archdiocese organized.
Pope Francis has appointed his representative in Benin, Archbishop Mark Gerard Miles, as his representative in the neighboring West African nation of Togo.
A statue of Mary Help of Christians, which arrived in Benin at the beginning of this month, is a fulfillment of the desire of Fr. Antonio César Fernandez, a Spanish member of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) who was killed in Burkina Faso two years ago, SDB officials have said in a report.
Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Mark Gerard Miles as his representative in the West African country of Benin.
Ahead of the April 2021 Presidential poll in Benin, Catholic Bishops in the West African country are calling on politicians and the leadership of institutions organizing the election to engage in an open dialogue for a peaceful, inclusive, democratic and transparent election.
How about taking a break from your studies or a hectic work schedule to embark on a year of spiritual formation? In Benin, this life of intense spiritual formation is not just reserved for men and women who choose Religious Life. It is open to lay people as well, the founder of the facility has told ACI Africa.
The leadership of the Catholic Christian Observatory for Governance (OCCG), an organ of the Episcopal Conference of Benin (CEB), has called on the government of the West African country to abolish the electoral law, which requires aspiring presidential candidates to have the sponsorship of Mayors.
Catholic Church leaders in the West African nation of Benin have called on citizens to make an “objective, critical and constructive assessment” of President Patrice Talon’s mandate before presidential elections, which are slated to take place in April next year.
On the occasion of the International Youth Day (IYD) marked Wednesday, August 12, the leadership of Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), has reviewed the various support initiatives that benefit young people around the globe, including Africa.
The annual Marian pilgrimage to Arigbo Grotto in Dassa in the Central part of Benin that had been scheduled to take place in August has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the Bishops in the West African country announced Tuesday, July 21 and called on pilgrims to “pray fervently” through the intercession of Mary for “many graces of healing for the sick.”
The family, in its fragile nature is suffering in silence, scholars from African Catholic institutions who joined their colleagues from other parts of the world for a virtual meeting that was streamed from Rome have said.
Catholic Bishops in Togo have sought to dismiss as “malicious comments” claims that Nigerian-born Archbishop Brian Udaigwe who has been serving as Apostolic Nuncio in Togo and Benin has been sacked.
A member of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans), Fr. Maurício Agostinho Camuto, was Monday, June 15 appointed the new Bishop of the three-year old Diocese of Caxito in Angola.
Catholic Church leaders in the West African nation of Benin have, following their two-day meeting this week, expressed gratitude to God for the current status of COVID-19 infections in their country, praying that an effective cure is found to save lives across the globe.
Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Benin (CEB) have, in a statement, urged the faithful in the West African country to take advantage of the restrictions put in place to curb the possible spread of COVID-19 by praying at the level of their respective families even as they wait for the resumption of public worship.
The Catholic Christian Observatory for Governance (OCCG), an organ of the Episcopal Conference of Benin (CEB), has called on the government of President Patrice Talon to immediately close “all borders” and to put in place appropriate measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the West African country.
Irene Kyamummi, a Ugandan doctor who has had a career stint in neighboring Kenya is the winner of “the XI Harambee Prize 2020” for her selflessness in promoting health standards among vulnerable groups in the two East African countries, an official of Harambee Africa International, the Rome-based association that is giving the prize, told ACI Africa Wednesday, March 3.
A call to conversion is the key highlight of this year’s lent season in Benin, as the country celebrates 30 years since the establishment of the Episcopal Conference of Benin (CEB) and the birth of democracy in the West African country.
Three months after a majority of African countries ratified an agreement allowing the creation of a regional free-trade zone, which was seen as a major boost to intra-regional trade, Bishops in the West African country of Benin have raised concerns over the continued move by Africa’s largest economy to close borders shared by the two countries, thereby limiting trade and free movement of goods.