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Bishops in Malawi Provide Humanitarian Assistance to Hundreds after Tropical Storm Ana

Feb 26, 2022

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) have launched a program to reach out to at least 500 victims of the Tropical Storm Ana, which affected parts of the Southern African country.

Bishop Tesfasellassie Medhin of Ethiopia's Eparchy of Adigrat. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Ethiopian Bishop Invites Colleagues to Condemn Crimes against People “with words, actions”

Feb 24, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in Ethiopia has invited other members of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) to speak and act against atrocities in the country’s Tigray Region.

Some members of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO). Credit: CENCO

DR Congo Bishops Express “compassion, closeness” with Ituri Province People amid Attacks

Feb 12, 2022

Members of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) have expressed their “compassion, fraternal and spiritual closeness” with all those affected by the violence in the Province of Ituri that is covered by the Catholic Diocese of Bunia.

Some members of the Bishops Conference of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST). Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Catholic Bishops in Angola Appeal for "transparency, honesty" in Election Preparations

Feb 3, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Angola are appealing for truth, justice and transparency in the organization of the general elections scheduled for August this year.

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Ongoing Plenary of Catholic Bishops in Malawi Addressing “current practices” in Liturgy

Feb 2, 2022

Catholic Bishops taking part in the Annual Plenary Assembly of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) are deliberating on emerging practices in Liturgical celebrations in the Southern African nation. 

Members of the Episcopal Conference of the Ivory Coast (CECCI). Credit: CECCI/Facebook

Catholic Bishops in Ivory Coast Push for Policies That Guarantee “civic, moral education”

Feb 1, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Ivory Coast have, in a collective statement, called on the government to put in place policies that takes into account “civic and moral education” in the West African nation.

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

Bishops in Burkina Faso “take note of recent changes”, Invite Coup Leaders to Serve People

Jan 28, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso have, in a collective statement, expressed their awareness of the country’s recent political changes and called upon those who spearheaded the reported coup d’etat to be at the service of the people.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mali (CEM). Credit: Vatican Media

Catholic Bishops in Mali Appeal for Dialogue amid Sanctions by Regional Economic Bloc

Jan 27, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Mali have appealed for dialogue to find solutions acceptable to all citizens of the West African nation amid sanctions imposed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA).

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

Catholic Bishops in Ghana Appeal for Support to Address Needs of Gas Explosion Victims

Jan 26, 2022

Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) have, in a collective statement, appealed for generous donations to help address the needs of victims of last week’s gas explosion that occurred near a mining town in the Southwestern region of the country.

Bishop Eugène Cyrille Houndékon reading the message of members of the Episcopal Conference of Benin (CEB)/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops in Benin Call for Respect of Sanctity of life “in all circumstances”

Jan 24, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Benin are calling on the people of God in the West African nation to uphold sanctity of human life “in all circumstances”.

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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.

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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.

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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.