Catholic Church in Ivory Coast

Jean-Pierre Cardinal Kutwa. Credit: Abidjan Archdiocese

May Muhammed’s Birthday Strengthen Faith, Bring “infinite graces”: Ivorian Cardinal

Sep 27, 2023

May the Muslim commemoration of the Feast of Maouloud that marks the birthday of the Prophet Muhammed strengthen the faith of those who believe in Allah and bring with it His “infinite graces”, the Local Ordinary of Abidjan Archdiocese in Ivory Coast, Jean-Pierre Cardinal Kutwa, has implored.

Credit: Catholic University Institute of Abidjan (ICMA)

Ivorian Catholic Institute Challenged to Help Achieve “people who think well of Africa”

Sep 16, 2023

The leadership of the Catholic University Institute of Abidjan (ICMA), a philosophical and theological training institution of higher learning in Ivory Coast, has been challenged to help fill the gap of Africans, who think well of their continent.

A poster announcing municipal and regional elections in Ivory Coast scheduled for September 2. Credit: CENI

Ivorian Catholic Commission Urges Politicians to Campaign in “fraternal atmosphere”

Aug 31, 2023

Officials of the Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace (CEJP) in Ivory Coast are calling upon political candidates in the country’s municipal and regional elections to carry out their respective campaigns ahead of the September 2 polls in an atmosphere that fosters fraternity.

Late Henri Konan Bédié, the former president of Ivory Coast who died on Tuesday, August 1. Credit: Henri Konan Bédié/Facebook

Catholic Schools in Ivory Coast Eulogize Former President as “a peacemaker, wise man”

Aug 3, 2023

The National Association of Catholic Schools (CCMECCI) in Ivory Coast has eulogized  Henri Konan Bédié, the country’s former president who died on Tuesday, August 1, describing him as  “a peacemaker and wise man.”

Bishop Honoré Beugré Dakpa of Katiola Diocese in Ivory Coast. Credit: Diocese of Agboville

“Be a model for believers”: Cardinal in Ivory Coast to New Bishop

Jul 17, 2023

The Archbishop of Abidjan in Ivory Coast, Jean-Pierre Cardinal Kutwa, has encouraged the new Bishop of the West African country’s Katiola Diocese to “be a model for believers”, both by his expressions and actions.

Mons. Mauricio Rueda Beltza, a native of Colombia,appointed new Apostolic Nuncio to Ivory Coast. Credit: Episcopal Conference of Colombia

Pope Francis Appoints Colombian-born Cleric as Apostolic Nuncio to Ivory Coast

Jun 16, 2023

Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Mauricio Rueda Beltza, a native of Colombia, as the new Apostolic Nuncio to Ivory Coast, and assigned him the Titular See of Cingoli in Italy with the dignity of Archbishop.

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

Ivory Coast’s Catholic Bishops Appeal for “restraint, moderation” ahead of Local Elections

Jun 10, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Ivory Coast are appealing for “restraint and moderation” amid tensions ahead of regional and municipal elections scheduled for September 2.

Mons. Lénard Ndjadi Ndjate (right) and Mons. Honoré Beugré Dakpa (left). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Comboni Provincial Superior in DR Congo, Ivorian Priest, Appointed Bishops

May 14, 2023

Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Lénard Ndjadi Ndjate who has been serving as the Provincial Superior of the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus (MCCJ) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as the Auxiliary Bishop for Kisangani Archdiocese.

Mons. Joseph Kakou Aka greets Pope Francis in Rome. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Former RECOWA Secretary General Appointed Bishop for Yamoussoukro Diocese, Ivory Coast

Dec 28, 2022

Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Joseph Kacou Aka, the immediate former Secretary General of the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (RECOWA), as Bishop for Yamoussoukro Diocese in Ivory Coast.

In Ivory Coast, the Don Bosco House has a psychological care center where trained educators help youth work toward emotional healing. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesian Entity Highlights Medical Care Initiatives for Youth with HIV/AIDS in Africa

Dec 2, 2022

On the annual event of World AIDS Day marked December 1, the leadership of the U.S-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, has highlighted initiatives providing medical care and social support for young people living with HIV/AIDS across the globe, including Africa.

Archbishop Paolo Borgia, transferred to the Vatican Diplomatic Mission in Lebanon. Credit: CECCI

Apostolic Nuncio in Ivory Coast Transferred, to Represent the Holy Father in Lebanon

Sep 26, 2022

Pope Francis has transferred Archbishop Paolo Borgia who has been serving as Apostolic Nuncio in Ivory Coast to the Vatican Diplomatic Mission in Lebanon.

Fr. Alain Clément Amiezi, appointed Bishop of Odienné Diocese in Ivory Coast on 30 June 2022. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Parish Priest of St. Odilia Cathedral of Bondoukou Diocese in Ivory Coast Appointed Bishop

Jun 30, 2022

Pope Francis has appointed the Parish Priest of St. Odilia Cathedral of Bondoukou Diocese, Fr. Alain Clément Amiezi, Bishop of Odienné Diocese in Ivory Coast.

Bishop Alexis Touably Youlo, elected President of the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (RECOWA) on 5 May 2022. Credit: ACI Africa.

Newly Elected RECOWA President Counting “on support of my brothers in the Episcopate”

May 6, 2022

The newly elected President of the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (RECOWA), has, in an interview with ACI Africa, said he is counting on the support of his brother Bishops as he takes the helm of the body that brings together Catholic Bishops in 16 countries of West Africa.

Sr. Monique Lorrain. Credit: La Xavière Institute

Catholic Sister in Ivory Coast Working to Lift Spirit of Prisoners in Harsh Conditions

Mar 30, 2022

For 12 years, Sr. Monique Lorrain has been visiting Korhogo prison in the North of Ivory Coast twice a week, giving hope to inmates who she says are living in harsh conditions.

Members of government present President Alassane Ouattara's donation to the national Coordinator of Caritas Ivory Coast, Fr. Jean-Pierre Tanoh Tiemele. Credit: Caritas Ivory Coast

President of Ivory Coast Reaches Out to Vulnerable Persons “living this time of Lent”

Mar 24, 2022

The President of the Republic of Ivory Coast has donated food items to the humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops in the country to help reach out to vulnerable persons in the West African nation described as those “living this time of Lent”.