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Screen capture of Fr. Eric Okpéitcha who was guest at Bi-News TV’s Diagonale October 31. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Legalization of Abortion in Benin “opens door to killings”: Catholic Priest

Nov 6, 2021

The bill to legalize abortion in most circumstance that was voted October 20 in the West African nation of Benin opens the door to killings, a Catholic Priest has said, calling for respect for human life.

Bishop Eugène Cyrille Houndékon reading the message of members of the Episcopal Conference of Benin (CEB)/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Vote to Legalize Abortion Fosters “culture of death”: Catholic Bishops in Benin

Oct 21, 2021

A bill seeking to legalize abortion in most circumstances in the West African nation of Benin through the amendment of the law on sexual health is a threat to life and seeks to foster a “culture of death”, Catholic Bishops in the country noted in a statement earlier this week.

Bishop Eugène Cyrille Houndékon reading the message of members of the Episcopal Conference of Benin (CEB)/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops in Benin Call for Respect of Human Dignity amid Surge in Ritual Crimes

May 22, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Benin are calling on the people of God in the West African nation to uphold human dignity amid an increase in reported cases of ritual crimes that have resulted in mob justice.

Archbishop Roger Houngbédji greets Benin's president of the constitutional council Joseph Djogbenou during the prayer service at Our Lady of Mercy Cathedral in Cotonou Archdiocese. / Courtesy Photo

Benin’s Religious Leaders Seek “peace that comes from God” Ahead of Presidential Election

Mar 28, 2021

Religious leaders in the West African nation of Benin are praying for peace ahead of the presidential election scheduled to take place on April 11.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Benin (CEB) / Afrique Sur 7

Bishops in Benin Encourage “open dialogue” Ahead of Presidential Election

Jan 30, 2021

Ahead of the April 2021 Presidential poll in Benin, Catholic Bishops in the West African country are calling on politicians and the leadership of institutions organizing the election to engage in an open dialogue for a peaceful, inclusive, democratic and transparent election.

Bishops in Benin Urge Government to Abolish “sponsorship” Law for Presidential Candidates

Dec 12, 2020

The leadership of the Catholic Christian Observatory for Governance (OCCG), an organ of the Episcopal Conference of Benin (CEB), has called on the government of the West African country to abolish the electoral law, which requires aspiring presidential candidates to have the sponsorship of Mayors.

Catholic Bishops in Benin with President Patrice Talon.

Benin’s Bishops Want “objective, critical, constructive assessment” of President’s Tenure

Oct 23, 2020

Catholic Church leaders in the West African nation of Benin have called on citizens to make an “objective, critical and constructive assessment” of President Patrice Talon’s mandate before presidential elections, which are slated to take place in April next year.

Our Lady of Arigbo Marian Shrine in Dassa, Benin.

Annual Marian Pilgrimage in Benin Canceled, Pilgrims to “pray fervently” for Healing

Jul 23, 2020

The annual Marian pilgrimage to Arigbo Grotto in Dassa in the Central part of Benin that had been scheduled to take place in August has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the Bishops in the West African country announced Tuesday, July 21 and called on pilgrims to “pray fervently” through the intercession of Mary for “many graces of healing for the sick.”

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Benin (CEB).

Bishops in Benin Thank God for Preserving “country from a deadly explosion of the disease”

Jun 12, 2020

Catholic Church leaders in the West African nation of Benin have, following their two-day meeting this week, expressed gratitude to God for the current status of COVID-19 infections in their country, praying that an effective cure is found to save lives across the globe.

Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Benin (CEB).

“Redouble efforts in prayer in your families”: Bishops in Benin to Faithful

May 12, 2020

Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Benin (CEB) have, in a statement, urged the faithful in the West African country to take advantage of the restrictions put in place to curb the possible spread of COVID-19 by praying at the level of their respective families even as they wait for the resumption of public worship.