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Church attacked by jihadists in Mocimboa da Praia, Mozambique, in June 2020. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need International

Cabo Delgado Not Yet Safe for Missionaries, Mozambican Catholic Bishop Says

Catholic Priests and Religious Sisters who have been displaced alongside other people in the embattled Cabo Delgado Province in Mozambique are not yet ready to go back to their missions in the region that still experiences militant attacks.  

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Catholic Bishops in Tanzania Reach Out to Persons with Disabilities on COVID-19 Prevention

Catholic Bishops in Tanzania are reaching out to persons with disabilities in a training that seeks to equip the blind and deaf with COVID-19 prevention strategies. 

Catholic Bishops in South Sudan. Credit: CRN

“Our citizens face violence daily”: Bishops in South Sudan Decry, Urge Nonviolent Solution

Catholic Bishops in South Sudan are alarmed by violent conflicts and killings in various parts of the country and challenge the government to take the responsibility of providing “security to the population.”  

Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia pray for an end to violence in the Horn of Africa nation. Credit: CBCE

Humanitarian Aid to Ethiopia’s Tigray Region “severely affected”, Not Suspended: Bishops

Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia have, in a September 2 statement, clarified that the humanitarian support channeled to Tigray region has not been suspended.

Members of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE). Credit: CBCE

Catholic Church in Ethiopia Declares Week of Prayer, Plans to Channel Collections to IDPs

The leadership of the Catholic Church in Ethiopia has announced a week of prayer for an end to the country’s instability.

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN). Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Life has never been so cheap”, Catholic Bishops in Nigeria Decry, Call for Responsibility

The rise in cases of abductions, killings, and property destruction in Nigeria is a cause for concern for Catholic Bishops who, in a collective statement, are calling upon the government to “take full responsibility for the present culture of violence.”

Bishop Callistus Onaga of Nigeria's Enugu Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Current wave of agitations all over country very worrisome”: Catholic Bishop in Nigeria

A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has expressed concerns about the level of anxiety across the West African nation saying the trend is politically “worrisome.”

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Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa Concerned about Violence in Mozambique: Peace Entity

The leadership of the peace entity of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC), Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), says that Catholic Bishops in the Southern African pastoral region are concerned that the insurgent attacks in Mozambique may have a terrible effect in the whole region if it remains untamed.

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Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa Announce Campaign to Strengthen Marriages

Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have announced a campaign in which they plan to journey with the people of God seeking to strengthen their marriage relationships and families in the ecclesiastical region.

Members of the Caucus of Catholic Parliamentarians with Fridolin Cardinal Amobongo. Credit: Archdiocese of Kinshasa/Facebook

Catholic Politicians in DR Congo Condemn Attacks on Church Leaders, Appeal for Serenity

Catholic politicians in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have condemned the recent attacks targeting the Catholic Church and her leaders and have called for serenity in the Central African nation.

Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of South Africa’s Mthatha Diocese and President of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC). Credit: Courtesy Photo

“We should add our voice on call for accountability for violence”: South African Bishop

Catholic Church leaders in Southern Africa should call on the South Africa’s government to hold accountable the perpetrators of last month’s riots that started after former President Jacob Zuma handed himself over to police, the Bishop at the helm of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference  (SACBC) has said. 

The President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC), Archbishop Phillip Naameh. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops in Ghana, Government Disagree on Proposed Financing of National Cathedral

Catholic Bishops in Ghana are faulting the government for calling on citizens to donate at least 100GHC (US$6.00) monthly for the construction of a national interdenominational cathedral in the West African country.

Some members of the Episcopal Conference of Madagascar (CEM) with President Andry Rajoelina at a July 29 meeting. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Catholic Church not involved in politics”: Catholic Bishops in Madagascar Tell President

Catholic Bishops in Madagascar have told the President of the Indian Ocean Island country that the Church and her leadership exist, not to engage in politics, but to offer spiritual support and advice to all members of society including political leaders for the welfare of the country.

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Ongoing War “saddens our hearts”, Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia Say, Call for Ceasefire

The ongoing violence in Ethiopia’s Northern region that is reportedly spreading to other regions of the Horn of Africa nation is a cause for concern for Catholic Bishops in the country who are calling for an end to the violence.

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Bishops of Nigeria’s Ibadan Province Urge Government “not to see criticism as crime”

Catholic Bishops of Nigeria’s Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province have come to the defense of the Local Ordinary of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah , whose recent address to the U.S Congress triggered harsh criticism from the Presidency of the West African nation.

Logo of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB). Credit: ZCCB

“Refrain from acts of violence, hate speech”: Catholic Bishops in Zambia Urge Politicians

Catholic Bishops in Zambia have cautioned political actors against inciting members of the public to violence before, during and after general elections scheduled to take place on August 12.

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Catholic Bishops in Kenya Call for Closeness with Grandparents ahead of Maiden Celebration

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have expressed the need for younger members of society to build relationships with their grandparents and other elderly people who they describe as an “indispensable” gift to humanity.

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Catholic Bishops in Chad Urge “inclusive national dialogue”, Say Reconciliation Necessary

Catholic Bishops in Chad are, in a collective statement, advocating for “inclusive national dialogue” that can bring together stakeholders in the country’s socio-political life.

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Catholic Bishops in Ghana Encourage Faithful to Participate in Population Census

Bishops in Ghana are calling on all the Catholic faithful in the West African nation to avail themselves for the ongoing Population and Housing Census (PHC). 

President Samia Suluhu Hassan addresses Religious leaders in Dar es Salaam. Credit: TEC

Sensitize Tanzanians about COVID-19, President Urges Catholic Bishops, Religious Leaders

Tanzanian President has called upon Catholic Bishops and other religious leaders in the East African country to be part of COVID-19 sensitization initiatives, reminding the people of God under their care “of the need to protect ourselves.”