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Catholic Bishops in Malawi Call on Government to Protect Anti-Corruption Bureau Officials

Jan 23, 2022

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) have called on the government of the Southern African nation to beef up the security of the Director General (DG) and all employees of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Gabon (CEG). Credit: CEG/Facebook

Catholic Bishops in Gabon Push for “genuine policy that protects life” at Family Level

Jan 20, 2022

Catholic Church leaders in Gabon have, in a collective statement, expressed concern about challenges members of families are facing and called for what they have termed “a genuine policy that promotes and protects life.”

Caption: Logos of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference (ZCBC) and Lobels Bread who have reached an agreement for the production of wheat. Credit : Courtesy Photo

Church Farms in Zimbabwe to Become “profitable” after Bishops Sign Deal to Supply Wheat

Jan 2, 2022

Thousands of hectares of Catholic Church farms in Zimbabwe are to be put into “profitable and productive use” by growing millions of kilograms of wheat to be used for the production of bread in the Southern African nation, a statement by Catholic Bishops indicates.

Logo of the Episcopal Conference of Ivory Coast (CECCI). Credit: CECCI

Peace, “responsibility of every citizen of every social condition”: Bishops in Ivory Coast

Dec 28, 2021

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Ivory Coast (CECCI) have, in a collective statement, underscored the role of citizens in sustaining peace.

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE). Credit: Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat/Facebook

Ethiopia’s Situation of War Main Focus of Catholic Bishops’ Recent Plenary Assembly

Dec 26, 2021

The latest Plenary Assembly of the Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia focused on the situation of war in the Horn of Africa nation that is its second year, they have said in their collective message shared with ACI Africa.

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Ahead of Local Elections in Senegal, Religious Leaders Urge “calm, restraint, respect”

Dec 24, 2021

Religious leaders in Senegal have, in a collective statement, appealed for “calm, restraint and respect for others” amid tensions ahead of local elections scheduled to take place next month.

Logo of the Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference (GCBC). Credit: GCBC

Catholic Bishops in Ghana "alarmed by growing culture of disrespect, insults," Urge Peace

Dec 17, 2021

Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) have, in their Christmas message, expressed their concerns about what they have described as an “unfortunate growing culture of disrespect and insults” in the West African nation.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET)/ Credit: Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET)

Catholic Bishops in Togo Concerned about Recent “series of arrests” by Government

Dec 16, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Togo have, in a collective statement, expressed concerns about the recent “series of arrests” by the government of the West African nation, and called for the release of those detained.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET)/ Credit: Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET)

Bishops in Togo Fault Government Directive on Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate

Dec 7, 2021

Catholic Bishops in the West African nation of Togo have faulted the move by the government requiring that anyone accessing places of worship shows his or her COVID-19 vaccine certificate.

Bishop John Oballa Owaa of Kenya’s Ngong Diocese(R) and Fr. Anthony Makunde, AMECEA Secretary General at the close of the AMECEA workshop for members of the Dicastery for Integral Human Development. Credit: Arnold Neliba

Nine Concerns Catholic Bishops in Eastern Africa Want Addressed to Contain Conflicts

Dec 5, 2021

Catholic Bishops in the Eastern Africa region under the auspices of Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) have underlined insecurity in Ethiopia and South Sudan on the list of nine issues of concern, which they want addressed by African governments.

Fr. Anthony Makunde, Secretary General AMECEA, Credit: courtesy Photo

Look into Future with Hope, Catholic Bishops in Eastern Africa to South Sudan, Ethiopia

Dec 1, 2021

The leadership of Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) has urged the people of God in South Sudan and Ethiopia experiencing conflicts and unrests to “look to the future with hope”.

A poster of the 2021 SIGNIS National Convention held in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State Nigeria. Credit: Kuha Indyer

Bishops in Nigeria to Introduce Coordinated Media training in “appropriate use of media”

Nov 27, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria are set to introduce “a coordinated media” training that would be realized in Parishes and other Catholic institutions, the National Director of Social Communications in the West African nation has said.

The President of Episcopal Conference of Congo (CEC), Bishop Daniel Mizonzo with Prime Minister Anatole Collinet Makosso during the Monday, November 22 audience. Credit: Presidency of the Republic of Congo.

Re-launch Exchange Platform Between Church and State, Bishops in Congo Tell Prime Minister

Nov 27, 2021

There is a need “to re-launch” the platform of exchange that existed between the Catholic Church and the State in the Republic of Congo, Bishops have told the leadership of the Central African nation.

Apostolic Nuncio in Ghana, Archbishop Henryk  Jagodzinski, Archbishop Charles Gabriel Palmer Buckle and other dignitaries launching the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) five-year Laudato si Action Programme (LSAP). Credit: Courtesy Picture

Catholic Bishops in Ghana Launch Five-Year Laudato Si’ Program to “prepare for the future”

Nov 25, 2021

Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference (GCBC) have launched a five-year Laudato Si’ Action Program (LSAP) that aims at spearheading the transformation of society through environmental conservation initiatives. 

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Burkina-Niger (CEBN). Credit: Fr. Paul Dah

Bishops in Burkina Faso Condemn Attack on Military, Call for “true, constructive dialogue”

Nov 22, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso have, in collective statement, condemned the recent attack on the Inata military police camp.

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Catholic Bishops in Ghana “sympathize with all” Affected by Tidal Waves

Nov 17, 2021

Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC) have penned a letter expressing their sympathy with victims of the tidal waves that hit the country’s Volta Region and coast of Ada. 

Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Ghana in “worrying state”, Catholic Bishops Call for Changes in “governance system”

Nov 15, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Ghana are advocating for basic changes in the country’s “governance system” to address the nation’s state that they describe as “worrying.” 

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM). Credit: CEM/Facebook

Despite Wins against Insurgency in Cabo Delgado, Bishops in Mozambique Call for Caution

Nov 15, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Mozambique have, in a collective statement, called for caution and a careful assessment of the security situation in the Southern African nation amid reports that the country is registering wins in the fight against insurgency in the country’s Cabo Delgado Province.

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB). Credit: KCCB

Catholic Bishops Call for Harmonized, Collaborative Efforts to End Arson in Kenyan Schools

Nov 12, 2021

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have called for collective and coordinated disciplinary measures that include counselling to address the “worrying” wave of student unrests that have led to the burning of property in at least 35 schools across Kenya.  

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB). Credit: KCCB

Catholic Bishops in Kenya Say Sexual Bill Risks Creating “amorphous field of rights”

Nov 11, 2021

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have called on legislators at the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) to withdraw the Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) Bill 2017 from the floor of the house noting that the proposed legislation is an attempt to give rise to unclear rights on sexual issues.