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Members of the Central African Episcopal Conference (CECA). Credit: CECA

Crises of “moral, civic values, educational system” among CAR Challenges: Catholic Bishops

Jun 29, 2022

Catholic Bishops in the Central African Republic (CAR) have, in a collective statement, highlighted crises of “moral and civic values and a decay of the educational system” among the challenges the country is facing.

Bishops in the Central African Republic (CAR) with President Faustin Archange Touadera. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops in CAR Highlight Country’s Challenges, Lament Negative Media Reports

Jan 17, 2022

Catholic Bishops in the Central African Republic (CAR) have, in a collective statement, highlighted challenges the country is facing and lamented negative media reports, which they say tarnish the reputation of the country and cause “great economic damage”.

Members of the Central African Episcopal Conference (CECA) in consultation before a meeting with President Faustin-Archange Touadéra. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Bishops in Central African Republic Decry Insecurity, Appeal for "commitment to peace"

Jun 28, 2021

Catholic Bishops in the Central African Republic (CAR) have, in a collective statement, expressed concerns about violence in the country and called upon all parties in conflict and citizens to be committed to peace. 

Catholic Priest in CAR Nursing “serious injuries” After Mission Vehicle Hits Landmine

May 6, 2021

A Catholic Priest in the Central African Republic (CAR) is nursing “serious injuries” at a mission hospital after the vehicle he and two others were travelling in hit a land mine Wednesday, May 5.

Gérard Ouambou / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International

Why CAR Risks Plunging in Deadly Coup amid Protracted Post-Election Violence

Jan 25, 2021

The ongoing violence in Central Africa Republic (CAR) following a contested presidential election is likely to plunge the country into a deadly coup, Pontifical Charity Organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International says in a report shared with ACI Africa.

Bishops in the Central African Republic (CAR) with Constitutional Court confirmed President Faustin Archange Touadera.

Bishops in CAR Appeal for “sincere, fraternal, constructive dialogue” amid Election Crisis

Jan 18, 2021

Catholic Bishops in the Central African Republic (CAR) have, in a message addressed to the people of God in the country, appealed for a “sincere and frank, fraternal and constructive dialogue” in resolving the current crisis following the December 27 general elections.

President Faustin-Archange Touadéra greets crowds in CAR’s capital city, Bangui.

Insecurity in CAR Bars Three Bishops from Accessing Bangui for Plenary Meeting

Jan 13, 2021

The rising insecurity in the Central African Republic (CAR) has prevented three Bishops from their colleagues for the first annual Plenary Assembly taking place in the country’s capital, Bangui, a source in the country has told ACI Africa.

After Elections, CAR Population Facing Uncertainty, Living “in fear, anxiety”: Bishop

Jan 5, 2021

A week after general elections in the Central African Republic (CAR), a Bishop ministering in the landlocked nation says the country’s population is living “in fear and anxiety” due to the uncertainty surrounding the ongoing confrontation between armed rebels and the military forces.

Bishop Juan José Aguirre Muñoz of CAR's Diocese of Bangassou. / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

CAR Bishop Says Part of His Jurisdiction “has fallen into the hands of rebels”

Jan 4, 2021

A Bishop in the Central African Republic (CAR) has said that a section of his Diocese is in the hands of rebels.

Bishops in the Central African Republic (CAR) with president Faustin Archange Touadera.

Ahead of Elections in CAR, Bishops Caution against Armed Political Alliances

Dec 21, 2020

Ahead of general elections slated to take place Sunday, December 27, Bishops in the Central African Republic (CAR) have, in a collective statement, cautioned against political alliances comprising armed groups.

Bishop Nestor-Désiré Nongo-Aziagbia of CAR’s Bossangoa Diocese.

Insecurity in Central African Republic Behind “evangelical fragility, poverty”: Prelate

Oct 2, 2020

A Bishop in the Central African Republic (CAR) has, in a recent news report, highlighted the impact of insecurity in the country saying the people of God there have been left with a “sense of evangelical fragility and poverty.”  

Headquarters of the National Election Authority in Central African Republic.

With “many weapons in circulation,” Bishops in CAR Concerned about Insecurity Before Polls

Sep 8, 2020

Bishops in the Central African Republic (CAR) have, in a Pastoral Letter, expressed their concerns about insecurity amid armed civilians as eligible citizens of the Central African nation prepare to take part in the general elections slated to take place December 27.

Members of the Central African Episcopal Conference (CECA) in consultation before a meeting with President Faustin-Archange Touadéra.

Why Bishops in CAR are Concerned about December General Elections

Jul 27, 2020

Bishops in the Central African Republic (CAR) have, at the end of their weeklong Ordinary Plenary Assembly, expressed their concerns about the general elections slated to take place December 27.

Bishops in the Central African Republic with President Faustin-Archange Touadéra at the concluding Mass of their Annual General Assembly in Bangui, January 12, 2020. / Episcopal Conference of the Central African Republic (CECA)

125 Years of Evangelization, December Elections, Define CAR Bishops’ First 2020 Meeting

Jan 14, 2020

The celebration of 125 years since the arrival of the first missionaries in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the legislative and presidential elections preoccupied deliberations during the Catholic Bishops’ first meeting in 2020.