A vendor selling face masks in Ivory's Coast economic capital, Abidjan.

“In addition to prayer, we give free masks to less privileged”: Church in Ivory Coast

Apr 18, 2020

The Catholic Church in the West African nation of Ivory Coast has started the distribution of face masks to members of society considered “less privileged and vulnerable” in an exercise meant to complement daily prayers, the Secretary General of the Bishops’ conference has said.

Bishop Ignace Bessi Dogbo, Bishop of Katiola, Ivory Coast, President of the Episcopal Conference of the Ivory Coast (CECCI)

“Universal charity, solidarity, prayer” Necessary in Combating COVID-19: Ivorian Bishop

Apr 4, 2020

There is a necessity for governments around the world to join hands in the fight against COVID-19 if the disease that has infected at least one million people across the globe and claimed tens of thousands of lives is to be managed in good time, an Ivorian Bishop has said.

Catholic Christians use sanitizer provided by the Church to clean their hands to prevent the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after a Sunday Mass at the Holy Family Basilica in Nairobi, Kenya. March 15, 2020. / REUTERS/Njeri Mwangi

What Church Leaders in Africa Have Instructed to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

Mar 16, 2020

The pandemic of coronavirus that has spread to well over 80 countries across the world including at least 26 in Africa has prompted the taking of precautionary measures aimed at preventing the spread of the deadly virus, with the global death toll having surpassed 5,300.

Panelists at the meeting of Religious Leaders in Ivory Coast.

Link Between Religion, Politics, Peace Discussed at Ivorian Religious Leaders’ Meeting

Mar 13, 2020

Following a series of statements by Catholic Bishops in Ivory Coast calling for reconciliation and peaceful elections in the country, religious leaders in the West African nation have, in a panel discussion, explained the relationship between religion, politics and peace.

Facilitators at the Four-day Training Session for Pastoral Agents in Ivory Coast. / CECCI

Pastoral Agents in Ivory Coast Trained to be “involved in the life of the society”

Mar 4, 2020

The Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace in the West African nation of Ivory Coast is organizing a training seminar for pastoral agents in a bid to broaden their understanding of the Social Doctrine of the Church so that they are “more involved in the life of the society to which they belong.”

A delegation of Catholic Bishops meeting President Alassane Ouattara to exchange on the reconciliation of all Ivorians.

“Reconciliation of all Ivorians” the Focus of Meeting Between Bishops and President

Feb 21, 2020

Following a series of statements by Catholic Bishops in Ivory Coast calling for reconciliation and peaceful elections in the West African nation, a delegation of Prelates in the country was received Wednesday, February 19 by President Alassane Ouattara to discuss the “reconciliation of all Ivorians” as well as peace and stability in the country.

Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of the Ivory Coast (CECCI)

Reconciliation a Top Priority for Peaceful Elections in Ivory Coast, Bishops Say

Jan 21, 2020

As eligible voters in the West African nation of Ivory Coast prepare to go to the polls in October, Catholic Bishops in the country have, at the end of their Plenary Assembly, highlighted four issues that need to be addressed to avert a possible post-election crisis, top on their list, reconciliation. Other issues include dialogue, the independence of the electoral commission, and respect for the country’s Constitution.