The “peace campaign” that Caritas Freetown has launched in partnership with other entities and individual personalities has the objective of advocating for nonviolence in Sierra Leone ahead of the country’s general elections scheduled for June 24.
“May this election bring an end to the violence, hatred, and discord that has plagued our beloved country,” the Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone, Fr. Peter Konteh, has implored ahead of the June 24 general elections in the West African nation.
Concerted efforts need to be made for the youth in Sierra Leone, especially women, to have a “meaningful participation” in politics and peacebuilding initiatives in the West African nation, the Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in the country has said.
The new Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Makeni in Sierra Leone has called on the people of God under his pastoral care to embrace unity, and to shun “the spirit of divisiveness”, which he said had made them wait for a Local Ordinary for many years.
The representative of the Holy Father in Sierra Leone has advised the new Bishop of the country’s Catholic Diocese of Makeni to view his Episcopal consecration as a humble service to the people of God and not a call to “honor.”
Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone has lauded the collaboration between the European Union (EU) and the development arm of the Catholic Church in the West African nation in rebuilding the country after years of civil war.
The control and prevention of malaria require “a holistic approach”, including scientitific research, the Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone has said.
Members of the Inter-Religious Council of Sierra Leone (IRCSL) have observed with concern the rising cases of ethnic-based campaigns, and unrest, among other occurrences that the faith-based leaders are terming “early warning signs of conflict and election violence” as the country’s poll date approaches.
The Executive Director of Caritas Freetown has lauded the launch of the Independent Commission for Peace and National Cohesion, noting that the body will promote stability in Sierra Leone as the country approaches its general elections scheduled for June 24.
Inside Our Lady of Victories Gerihun Parish of the Catholic Diocese of Bo, Sierra Leone, a six-year-old boy marks time, waiting for the Irish Priest presiding over Holy Mass to give the final blessing before he falls into the Priest’s steps, begging to visit the Parochial house.
Sierra Leoneans have the opportunity to make their country a better place by electing good leaders on June 24, the Archbishop of Freetown has said.
The Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone has called on authorities in the West African nation to ensure that Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) are adequately empowered to participate in the country’s elections slated for June 24.
Caritas Freetown, the humanitarian and development arm of the Archdiocese of Freetown in Sierra Leone, is facilitating the distribution of dignity kits to victims of slum infernos.
A community radio station in Sierra Leone is offering opportunities for the empowerment of women in the West African nation, an official at the station has said.
Supporting women's participation in elections is essential for promoting gender equality, the Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone has said and called on the authorities in the West African nation to establish structures to protect women in the country’s upcoming elections.
Healy International Relief Foundation (HealyIRF), in collaboration with Caritas Freetown and Njala University in Sierra Loen, has completed a five-day symposium to boost the financial muscle of struggling small-scale women in agriculture in the West African country.
The Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone has called on religious leaders in the West African nation to intensify their efforts to ensure that the country holds free, fair, and peaceful elections that are scheduled for June 24.
Pope Francis has erected a new Catholic Diocese in Nigeria and appointed new Local Ordinaries for the Archdiocese of Tanger in Morocco and Makeni Diocese in Sierra Leone.
The Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone has called for renewed awareness of the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a rampant practice in the West African country that he says is denying young girls opportunities in life.
The use of a cheap and dangerous drug known as kush has become widespread among the youth in Sierra Leone, a situation that a Catholic Priest in the West African country finds alarming.