The Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone is calling on the people of God in the nation to remain united and promote peace despite tensions that arose following an attack on the military barracks in the country’s capital Freetown and the release of some prisoners on November 26.
Members of the Interreligious Council of Sierra Leone (IRCSL) have condemned the Sunday, November 26 security breach at a military barracks in the country’s capital Freetown, saying that the attack threatens the country’s peace efforts.
Gloom swept across the entire nation of Sierra Leone on Sunday, November 26 as Churches and other worship centres remained closed following a curfew directive that was issued by the government in response to a security breach that was witnessed in the West African country.
The Catholic Church in Africa has distinguished herself as an agent of peace amid conflict, the Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone has observed, noting that the Church must now adapt to what he describes as “new forms of violence”.
Caritas Freetown, the humanitarian and development arm of the Archdiocese of Freetown in Sierra Leone, is urging the government of the West African nation to “take immediate action” to end the use of a cheap and dangerous drug known as kush, Church entity says has become widespread among the youth.
Caritas Freetown is calling on government and civil society entities in Sierra Leone to start working towards implementing recommendations of the just released report on the country’s June 24 General Elections.
In their pursuit for formal education, many Sierra Leonean girls still grapple with a myriad of challenges including poverty, domestic violence and retrogressive practices such as female genital mutilation (FGM) and early marriages.
The Executive Director of Caritas Freetown has, in his message on the International Day of Peace, lauded Sierra Leoneans for rising from the country’s civil war devastation, noting that the West African nation has room to work for sustainable cohesion.
Archbishop Joseph Henry Ganda, Sierra Leone’s first native Catholic Bishop who died on August 9, has been eulogized as “a tireless advocate”, who championed many causes during his Priestly and Episcopal Ministry.
The Executive Director of Caritas Freetown of Sierra Leone’s Catholic Archdiocese of Freetown has called on the leadership of the West African nation to “prioritize dialogue” in efforts to address political differences following the June 24 general elections.
Tributes to Archbishop Joseph Henry Ganda, Sierra Leone’s first native Catholic Bishop who died on August 9 are still pouring in, with some remembering the late Catholic Church leader for promoting the growth of local vocations in the West African nation.
"I have been praying for the young people in my country Sierra Leone who are wasting their lives away using drugs such as kush and tramadol, those who do not engage in any meaningful activities because they have lost hope in life," Emmanuel Kangayo tells ACI Africa, sharing how he spent his days at the just ended World Youth Day (WYD) celebrations in Portugal.
Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Henry Ganda was a trailblazer whose legacy will live on among Sierra Leoneans where he was the first African Bishop, a Priest in the West African country has said in his tribute to the Church leader who died aged 91.
The Catholic Church in Sierra Leone is mourning the passing on of Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Henry Ganda, the first Priest in the West African country.
The Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone is rallying for the strengthening of the country’s agricultural sector to attract young people who he says have resorted to begging on the streets of the West African country.
Members of the Interreligious Council of Sierra Leone (IRCSL) are appealing to the citizens of the West African country to maintain calm as stakeholders work to resolve grievances relating to the country’s June 24 general elections.
The Executive Director of Caritas Freetown of Sierra Leone’s Catholic Archdiocese of Freetown has urged voters in the just concluded general elections in the West African country to maintain patience and calm as they “wait for the final verified results”.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Caritas Freetown have completed a training aimed at enhancing capacity to monitor and report violence before, during and after the Saturday, June 24 elections in Sierra Leone.
The development arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Freetown in Sierra Leone, Caritas Freetown, has appealed for calm amid reported incidents of violence across the West African nation that is preparing for its fifth presidential elections since the end of a brutal 11-year civil war that ended in 2002.
The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Freetown in Sierra Leone has appealed to the citizens of the West African nation to maintain peace as the country prepares for the Saturday, June 24 general elections.