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Fr. Peter Konteh, Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone. Credit: Caritas Freetown

Empower Persons with Disabilities in Sierra Leone’s Polls: Church Entity to Authorities

Mar 26, 2023

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.

Credit: Caritas Freetown

Caritas Freetown Partners with Spanish Catholic Aid Agency to Help Victims of Slum Fires

Mar 14, 2023

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.  

Credit: Caritas Internationalis

Community Radio in Sierra Leone Offering “prospects for women empowerment”: Testimony

Mar 11, 2023

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.

Fr. Peter Konteh, the Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone. Credit: Caritas Freetown

Caritas Freetown Director Calls for Support of Women in Sierra Leone’s Upcoming Elections

Mar 8, 2023

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.

Poster announcing a symposium for women in Agricultural ventures in Bo, Sierra Leone Credit: Healy International Relief Foundation

Catholic Charities Collaborate to Boost Capacity of Sierra Leonean Women in Agriculture

Feb 23, 2023

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,  Fr. Peter Konteh. Credit: Freetown Daily/Facebook

Religious Leaders in Sierra Leone Urged to Step up Efforts to Ensure Peaceful Elections

Feb 17, 2023

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.

Bishop Denis Chidi Isizoh (left), Mons. Bob John Hassan Koroma (center) and Mons. Emilio Rocha Grande (right). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pope Erects New Diocese in Nigeria, Appoints New Local Ordinaries in Sierra Leone, Morocco

Feb 13, 2023

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.

Participants at a Saturday, January 28 girls' conference in Sierra Leone. Credit: Fr. Peter Konteh

Caritas Freetown Official Calls for Renewed Fight against FGM in Sierra Leone

Jan 30, 2023

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.

Fr. Peter Konteh, Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone. Credit: Fr. Peter Konteh/Facebook

Catholic Priest Decries Rampant Use of Illicit “kush” ahead of Elections in Sierra Leone

Jan 19, 2023

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.

Fr. Peter Konteh, Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone. Credit: Fr. Peter Konteh/Facebook

Priest in Sierra Leone Advocates for Freedom of Expression in Fighting Hate Speech

Jan 9, 2023

The Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone has called on authorities in the West African country to respect the people’s right to express themselves freely, even as the country continues to fight hate speech.

Fr. Michael Baimba Conteh, the foundation of GreenEnv Agribusiness Company in Sierra Leone's Diocese of Makeni. Credit:Fr. Michael Baimba Conteh

Catholic Priest’s Value Addition Project Changing Fortunes for Farmers in Sierra Leone

Jan 8, 2023

Fr. Michael Baimba Conteh believes that the best way to make the message of the Gospel a reality among the people is by meeting their biggest need. And for the people served by the Catholic Diocese of Makeni in northern Sierra Leone, the biggest challenge is getting out of poverty.

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Archbishop in Sierra Leone Remembers “good grandpa” in Tribute to Pope Benedict XVI

Jan 5, 2023

The Archbishop of Freetown in Sierra Leone has paid tribute to Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, describing him as a loving grandfather of the Church who left a treasure for upcoming theologians.

Credit: Caritas Freetown

Catholic Project Volunteer for Sierra Loene’s Ebola Survivors Recounts Ordeal with Scourge

Dec 29, 2022

Sometime in 2014, as Sierra Leone was healing from the devastation of the civil war that had ravished the entire country, another disaster struck, Ebola.

Ishmeal Alfred Charles, the Caritas Freetown Programs Manager and In Country Manager for HealeyIRF Sierra Leone. Credit: Caritas Freetown

Caritas Freetown Partners with Relief Agency in New Health Program in Sierra Leone

Dec 24, 2022

The development arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Freetown in Sierra Leone has been selected as the implementing partner of a project by the Healey International Relief Foundation (HealeyIRF), a development agency that seeks to improve health access in the West African country.

Archbishop Edward Tamba Charles of the Archdiocese of Freetown during an interview with ACI Africa at his office in Freetown. Credit: Caritas Freetown

“Are we mad?” Archbishop in Sierra Leone on Resilience amid COVID-19, Global Conflict

Dec 19, 2022

With the protracted fight against COVID-19 and its harsh economic implications that were compounded by the war in Ukraine, Christians have demonstrated a great sense of resilience, the Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Freetown in Sierra Leone says.  

Archbishop Edward Tamba Charles (left) and Rev. Sahid. Credit: Courtesy Photo

After Bashing, Archdiocese of Freetown Affirms Archbishop’s Commitment to Country’s Peace

Dec 8, 2022

The development arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Freetown in Sierra Leone has responded to claims that the Local Ordinary has abandoned his duty of resolving conflicts in the West African nation, saying that the allegations made by one of the evangelical Church leaders in the country are “baseless” and intended to harm the Catholic Church in the country.

Fr. Peter Konteh. Credit: Caritas Freetown

Catholic Priest in Sierra Leone Dedicates National Awards to Hardworking Caritas Team

Dec 7, 2022

Fr. Peter Konteh, the Executive Director of Caritas Freetown, is this year’s winner of the Sierra Leone Leadership Award.

Sierra Leone's Minister for Gender Manty Tarawalli (centre) with campaigners after the GEWE Bill was passed. Credit: Trócaire

Official of Catholic Church Entity Says Gender Bill in Sierra Leone “great win” for Women

Nov 29, 2022

An official of the overseas development of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, has lauded the passing into law of the Gender Equality Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) Bill in Sierra Leone as a great win for women and a step towards their advancement.

Members of the Inter-Religious Council of Sierra Leone (IRCSL). Credit: IRCSL

Religious Leaders in Sierra Conducting Civic Education to Prevent Post-election Chaos

Nov 27, 2022

Members of the Inter-Religious Council of Sierra Leone (IRCSL) are conducting voter education and training of faith-based leaders in the West African nation to ensure that the country holds free, fair and peaceful elections slated for June next year.

Archbishop Edward Tamba Charles of the Archdiocese of Freetown during an interview with ACI Africa at his office in Freetown. Credit: Caritas Freetown

Catholic Archbishop in Sierra Leone Faults Political Parties Apathy on Peace ahead of Poll

Nov 25, 2022

Leading political parties in Sierra Leone have given peace initiatives in the country a wide berth, the Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Freetown has said, and expressed concern that the conduct of the parties casts a dark shadow over the possibility of the country having a peaceful poll in June next year.