Pope Francis has transferred Archbishop Paolo Borgia who has been serving as Apostolic Nuncio in Ivory Coast to the Vatican Diplomatic Mission in Lebanon.
Catholic Bishops in Ivory Coast have, in a collective statement, called on the government to put in place policies that takes into account “civic and moral education” in the West African nation.
Ivory Coast needs “a well-thought-out educational plan” that is based on solid foundations for the growth of the West African nation, a Catholic Archbishop in the country has said.
Members of the Episcopal Conference of Ivory Coast (CECCI) have, in a collective statement, underscored the role of citizens in sustaining peace.
The Archbishop of Ivory Coast’s Korhogo Archdiocese has described the July 27 meeting between President Alassane Ouattara and former President Laurent Gbagbo as timely for the reconciliation process in the West African nation.
A member of the Clergy in Ivory Coast has urged the establishment of employment opportunities at family and private levels, saying such initiatives have the potentiality of curbing youth migration.
Against the backdrop of a socio-political tension in Ivory Coast, Catholic Bishops in the country are urging the people of God to not give up in the search of the much-needed peace.
The Catholic Church in Ivory Coast has planned to spearhead initiatives that foster integral human development in view of mitigating the effects of COVID-19 among the people of God in the West African nation, the Secretary-General of the Bishops’ conference has said.
The President of the Episcopal Conference of Ivory Coast (CECCI), Bishop Ignace Bessi Dogbo, has been appointed the Archbishop of Korhogo Archdiocese in Northern Ivory Coast.
The leadership of the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis (CI), is offering help and comfort to migrants leaving Africa for Europe through Mali, housing them and providing them with “support and advice on their journey.”
Catholic Bishops in Ivory Coast have called on the President and one of the opposition leaders in the West African country to “continue and intensify” the recently initiated dialogue and resolve the post-election standoff following the contested October 31 poll.
Ahead of Ivory Coast’s Presidential election scheduled for Saturday, October 31, a Cleric ministering in the West African nation says the pre-election mood is a cause for concern and highlights some initiatives Church leaders are undertaking to advocate for peace amid rising tensions.
Religious leaders in Ivory Coast have appealed for dialogue and peace ahead of the Presidential election scheduled for October 31 amid persistent tensions.
The members of Sant’Egidio Community in Ivory Coast, an organization that is part of the Rome-based Lay Catholic association dedicated to the provision of social services and arbitrating conflicts, Sant’Egidio Community, have issued a statement on the rising political tensions in the West African nation of Ivory Coast ahead of the presidential election scheduled for October.
Catholic Bishops in Ivory Coast have, in their Pastoral Letter, highlighted the conditions necessary for achieving reconciliation, justice and peace in the West African nation amid rising political tensions ahead of the presidential election scheduled for October 2020.
Members of the Clergy and the Laity including government officials in Ivory Coast have paid glowing tribute to the Bishop Emeritus of Daloa, Pierre-Marie Coty, known for writing the lyrics to the West African country’s National Anthem.
The leadership of the National Catholic Radio (NCR) in Ivory Coast has decided to suspend “broadcasts and all radio related activities” indefinitely, a decision that has been occasioned by financial limitations amid COVID-19 crisis, an official of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Ivory Coast (CECCI) has said.
Following the death of the President of the Higher Council of Imams, Mosques and Islamic Affairs (COSIM) in Ivory Coast, Catholic Bishops in the West African nation have, in a collective statement, expressed their condolences and spiritual closeness to the Muslim community, describing the late Ivorian religious leader as “a great figure of interreligious dialogue.”
Following the decision by the government of Ivory Coast to ease restrictions put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, Catholic Bishops in the West African nation have announced the lifting of the suspension on the celebration of Mass in public effective May 17 and directed Priests to ensure those in attendance do not exceed 200.
Bishops in Ivory Coast have called on the Catholic Education Secretariat to “maintain the jobs and salaries of employees” in the West African nation despite challenges occasioned by COVID-19.