Catholic Church in Senegal

Members of the Young Christian Students of Senegal (JEC/S) . Credit: JEC/S

Catholic Students in Senegal Condemn “violence, tragic deaths” in Vote Delay Protests

Feb 15, 2024

Members of the Young Christian Students of Senegal (JEC/S) are displeased with acts of violence that have resulted in the death of innocent citizens amid protests against the February 3 decision of President Macky Sall to postpone the presidential poll that had been scheduled to take place on February 25. 

Postponing Polls Threat to Senegal’s “enviable democratic credentials”: Catholic Entity

Feb 8, 2024

The decision to postpone of the presidential elections in Senegal threatens the West African country’s democratic reputation, the Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) has said.

Members of the National Laity Council (CNL) in Senegal. Credit: CNL

Catholic Laity in Senegal in “total disagreement” with Postponing General Elections

Feb 6, 2024

Members of the National Laity Council (CNL) in Senegal do not approve of the decision to postpone the general elections that were previously scheduled to take place on February 25.

“Baffled by what's going on”: Archbishop in Senegal on Postponing General Elections

Feb 5, 2024

The decision to postpone the general elections in Senegal, previously scheduled to take place on February 25, is difficult to comprehend, Archbishop Benjamin Ndiaye of the country’s Dakar Archdiocese has said. 

Screenshot of Pietro Cardinal Parolin addressing journalists in Dakar, Senegal on 10 December 2023. Credit: DAKARACTU

Vatican Secretary of State Lauds Muslim-Christian “respectful coexistence” in Senegal

Dec 12, 2023

The Vatican Secretary of State has lauded the “peaceful and respectful coexistence” between Muslims and Christians in the West African nation of Senegal.

Members of the Joint Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Senegal, Mauritania, Cape-Verde, and Guinea-Bissau (CESMCVGB). Credit:  CESMCVGB

The “resurgence” of Illegal Immigration in West Africa a Concern for Catholic Bishops

Nov 22, 2023

Catholic Bishops of the four-nation Conference in West Africa are concerned about the “resurgence” of migration of people in violation of laws of immigration.

President Macky Sall addressing the nation on 3 July 2023. Credit: Presidency of the Republic of Senegal

Senegal President Not Seeking Reelection “to reduce tension, calm hearts”: Catholic Laity

Jul 8, 2023

The decision by President Macky Sall of Senegal not to seek reelection in Presidential elections scheduled for February 2024 will go a long way in addressing diffusing the socio-political tension that has characterized the West African nation, and calming hearts of Senegalese, the Catholic Laity in the country have said.

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Religious Order Seeking “forgiveness” for Former Member’s Abuse of Minors in Senegal

Jul 6, 2023

The Order of Poor Clerics Regular of the Mother of God of the Pious Schools (Piarists) in Catalonia, Spain, is seeking “forgiveness” for the sexual abuse of minors that a former member, Manel Sales Castellà, committed while serving as a missionary in Senegal between 1980 and 2005.

Catholic Bishops in Senegal at a press conference on 2 June 2023. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“We call for reason, restraint, responsibility”: Bishops in Senegal amid Deadly Protests

Jun 2, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Senegal are “very concerned” about the violent protests in the country that have resulted in the loss of at least nine lives, and are appealing for “restraint”, and for reason to prevail over emotions.

Youth in Senegal play sports and learn values at the socio-sports schools launched by Real Madrid Foundation and the Salesian Mission office in Madrid. Credit: Salesian Missions

How Salesians in Africa are Fostering International Day of Sport for Development, Peace

Apr 7, 2023

On the occasion of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) 2023, marked April 6, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted initiatives they have undertaken across the globe, including Africa, to foster the celebration of the annual event.

Bishop Ernest Sambou. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pope Francis Accepts Retirement of Catholic Bishop of Saint-Louis Diocese in Senegal

Jan 12, 2023

Pope Francis has accepted the retirement of Bishop Ernest Sambou from the pastoral care of the Catholic Diocese of Saint-Louis in Senegal.

AT least 38 people died and scores were injured when two buses collided in Senegal. Credit: Public Domain

Pope Francis Condoles with Victims of Senegal’s Tragic Road Accident, Expresses Closeness

Jan 10, 2023

Pope Francis has condoled with victims of the tragic road accident in Senegal that reportedly killed at least 40 people and injured dozens more on Sunday, January 8.

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How Nuns in Senegal are Sustaining New Community amid Prolonged Drought, Limited Resources

Dec 19, 2022

Members of the Religious Congregation of the Poor Clares who recently established a community in the Catholic Archdiocese of Dakar in Senegal are working against all odds, including prolonged drought and limited resources, to sustain their mission in the West African country.

Members of the Joint Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Senegal, Mauritania, Cape-Verde, and Guinea-Bissau (CESMCVGB) with authorities in Kolda, Senegal. Credit: Caritas Senegal

Catholic Bishops in West Africa Concerned about “high cost of living”, Call for Solidarity

Nov 17, 2022

Catholic Bishops of the four-nation Conference in West Africa are concerned about the “high cost of living” in their respective countries.

Bishop Paul Abel Mamba of Tambacounda Diocese in Senegal. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Muslim Leaders in Senegal Resisting External Extremism, Committed to Fraternity: Bishop

Oct 15, 2022

Religious leaders from different faith groups in Senegal have maintained a commitment to live in harmony with each other, a Catholic Bishop in the West African nation has said, adding that Muslim leaders in particular have expressed a commitment to resist the influence of extremism that is reining in the country’s neighbors.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Senegal, Mauritania, Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops in Senegal Urge Politicians to “dialogue in truth” Ahead of Elections

Jun 15, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Senegal have, in a collective statement, urged politicians in the West African nation to prioritize “dialogue in truth” for a peaceful legislative election scheduled for July 31.

Bishop Martin Boucar Tine of Senegal's Kaolack Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop in Senegal Concerned about Upsurge in Violence, Calls for Moral Education

May 25, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Kaolack Diocese in Senegal has expressed concern about the rise in cases of violence in the West African nation and emphasized the need for moral education in families.

A poster announcing the Marian Pilgrimage to Popenguine scheduled for 4-6 June 2022. Credit: Diocese of Thies

Annual Marian Pilgrimage in Senegal to Resume, Church Outlines Guidelines for Pilgrims

May 23, 2022

The annual national Marian pilgrimage in the West African nation of Senegal that was canceled for two consecutive years due to COVID-19 restrictions has been scheduled for next month.

At the Don Bosco Maputo Social-Sport School in Mozambique, more than 70 children and adolescents learn values ​​and improve their academic performance. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians, Real Madrid Foundation Collaborating on Youth Sports in Senegal and Mozambique

Apr 6, 2022

Members of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) are collaborating with the Real Madrid Foundation to run schools in Senegal and Mozambique where young people participate in sports and are taught other life skills and values.

Credit: Courtesy Photo

Address Challenges Behind Africa’s “water stress”: Caritas Africa to World Water Forum

Mar 23, 2022

Caritas Africa is calling on delegates at the ongoing 9th World Water Forum in Senegal to address the issues that are behind the water crisis on the world's second largest continent.