Catholic Bishops in Benin are inviting the people of God in the West African nation to engage in various forms of prayer and to fast during the Lenten season that begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14, for “true peace” in the country.
Catholic Bishops in Benin have appealed to the people of God in the West African nation to settle for lifestyles that contribute to the fostering of Christian unity in the country.
Catholic Bishops in Benin have, at the end of their ordinary assembly, highlighted five challenges the people of God in the West African country are facing, which they want addressed for lasting peace.
The Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (DPIHD) has advocated for a Church-State “synergy” in the realization of the “Green Church Program”, an initiative of Benin’s Cotonou Archdiocese that “aims to bring about an ecological conversion among the faithful of the Catholic Church.”
Michael Cardinal Czerny, who has been in Benin for a four-day pastoral trip, has used the image of “a lung” to remind the Pastoral Agents in the West African nation about their ability to “breathe” freshness into Universal Catholicism.
There is need for followers of Christ to do everything in their power to foster life, the Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (DPIHD), who has been in Benin for a four-day pastoral trip has said.
Benin’s Catholic Archdiocese of Cotonou is aiming to achieve “ecological conversion” through an initiative dubbed “Green Church Program”, an official in the Archdiocese has said.
The Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (DPIHD) is scheduled to be in the West African nation of Benin for a four-day visit that is to start on Wednesday, January 17.
Same-sex tendencies and practices are in contravention of the will of God from creation, Catholic Bishops in Benin have said.
There is need for the government of Benin to address the rising cost of living in the West African nation, Catholic Bishops in the country have said.
Catholic Bishops in Benin have expressed their solidarity with families of over 35 people who died in a September 23 fire incident at a shop in the southeastern part of the country, announcing a day of prayer in memory of those who died in the inferno.
Pope Francis has expressed his spiritual closeness with victims of a fire incident at a shop in Southeastern Benin that reportedly resulted in the death of more than 35 people.
Ahead of the national conference on population growth and development in Benin, the leadership of the Catholic Christian Observatory for Governance (OCCG), an organ of the Episcopal Conference of Benin (CEB), is calling on citizens to follow the deliberations with a “critical and creative conscience.”
Interreligious dialogue is the only way to foster peace and tolerance between various faiths in Benin, Bishop Bernard de Clairvaux Toha Wontacien of Djougou Diocese in Benin has said.
Young people who nurture “creativity and entrepreneurship” are unlikely to get involved in crime, Catholic Bishops in Benin have said, and urged the leadership of the West African nation to strategize for “job creators rather than job seekers”.
Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Coffi Roger Anoumou who has been serving as the Rector of St. Paul Major Seminary, Djimè, in Benin as the Bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Lokossa in the West African nation.
Catholic Bishops in Benin have condoled with victims of the tragic road accident that reportedly killed at least 22 people and injured dozens more on Sunday, January 29.
Foyer Don Bosco, a children’s home under the auspices of members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in the Catholic Diocese of Kandi, Benin, is providing for the basic needs of “abused and abandoned children”.
Catholic Bishops in Benin are concerned about the “high cost of living and growing poverty” in the West African nation.
On the annual event of Human Rights Day marked December 10, officials of Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), have highlighted programs empowering vulnerable young people across the world, including Africa, focusing on initiatives that help the youth understand their rights.