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Members of the Episcopal Conference of Chad (CET). Credit: CET

Catholic Bishops in Chad Decry Violence, Call for “true inclusive national dialogue”

Nov 30, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Chad have decried “endemic violence” in the North-Central African nation and are urging authorities to call for “a true inclusive national dialogue”.

Members of the Association of Catholic Lay Executives of Chad (UCCT) during the October 11 press conference in Chad’s capital, N'djamena. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Chadian Catholic Lay Executives Express “disappointment” with Outcome of National Dialogue

Oct 16, 2022

Members of the Association of Catholic Lay Executives of Chad (UCCT) have, in a collective statement, criticized the outcome of the country’s National Inclusive Dialogue (DNI) initiative and expressed their “disappointment”.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET)/ Credit: Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET)

Catholic Bishops in Togo Express Solidarity with Victims of Recent Terrorist Attacks

Jul 22, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Togo have, in a collective statement, expressed their spiritual closeness with victims of recent terrorist attacks in the country.    

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET)/ Credit: Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET)

Catholic Bishops in Togo Concerned about Recent “series of arrests” by Government

Dec 16, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Togo have, in a collective statement, expressed concerns about the recent “series of arrests” by the government of the West African nation, and called for the release of those detained.

Bishop Joachim Kouraleyo Tarounga reading the Christmas message of Catholic Bishops in Chad. Credit: Archdiocese of N'Djamena

“Conditions for a credible, sincere dialogue have not been met”: Catholic Bishops in Chad

Dec 14, 2021

All the conditions necessary for “a credible and sincere” dialogue in the North-Central African nation of Chad have not been met, Catholic Bishops have said in their collective Christmas message.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET)/ Credit: Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET)

Bishops in Togo Fault Government Directive on Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate

Dec 7, 2021

Catholic Bishops in the West African nation of Togo have faulted the move by the government requiring that anyone accessing places of worship shows his or her COVID-19 vaccine certificate.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET)/ Credit: Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET)

Closure of Places of Worship “ignores psychological, spiritual realities”: Bishops in Togo

Oct 2, 2021

A recent decision to close places of worship amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in Togo did not take into consideration psychological, social and spiritual realities, Catholic Bishops in the West African nation have said.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET)/ Credit: Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET)

Catholic Bishops in Togo Call for Hope amid Citizens’ Difficulty “to meet basic needs”

Jun 26, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Togo have, in a collective statement, encouraged the faithful in the West African nation to “remain hopeful” amid suffering characterized with difficulty, on the part of ordinary citizens, “to meet their basic needs.”

Archbishop Djitangar Goetbé Edmond of Chad’s Archdiocese of N’Djamena/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Overcome Bitterness “that wound the dignity of human life”: Archbishop in Chad

Apr 26, 2021

The Archbishop of Chad’s Archdiocese of N’Djamena has underscored the need for the people of God in the North-Central African nation to foster peaceful coexistence, striving to overcome “contempt for others and violence” that contribute to instability and “wound the dignity of human life.”

Late President Idriss Déby Itno who succumbed to injuries from a battle with the Front for Change and Concord in Chad (FACT) on 20 April 2021. Credit: Presidency of the Republic of Chad

As Chad’s President is Laid to Rest, Bishops Call Warring Parties to Inclusive Dialogue

Apr 23, 2021

As the President of Chad is being laid to rest Friday, April 23, Catholic Bishops in the North-Central African nation are calling on the warring parties to an “inclusive national dialogue” to bring an end to the ongoing violent conflict.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET) during their ordinary session held in Lome from February 23-26 / Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET)

To Address COVID-19 Vaccine Concerns in Togo, “give appropriate information”: Bishops

Mar 1, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Togo have, in a collective statement, asked the government to work toward dispelling concerns among citizens regarding COVID-19 vaccine.

Catholic Bishops in Togo during their 125th Plenary Session in Kara. / Episcopal Conference of Togo.

Togolese Bishops Urge Government to Authorize Public Worship Resumption in “all places”

Oct 23, 2020

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET) have called on the government of the West African nation to authorize the resumption of public worship in the country amid COVID-19 precautionary measures.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET).

Online Videos Featuring Students “a sad illustration of the moral crisis”: Bishops in Togo

Jul 31, 2020

Catholic Church leaders in Togo have, in a collective statement, expressed their concerns about the state of morality in their country, questioning the role of teachers and parents in the upbringing of children in the West African nation.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET).

Catholic Leaders in Togo Announce Resumption of Public Mass in Select Parishes

Jul 15, 2020

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET) have, in a collective statement, announced the resumption of public worship in select parishes across the country in a bid to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infections.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Chad (CET).

Bishops in Chad “reflect, pray before deciding on a realistic date” for Public Worship

Jun 23, 2020

The people of God in Chad will have to wait for a little while before they can take part in public Mass as Bishops in the Central African nation are engaging relevant stakeholders in consultation and in prayer before they can announce “a realistic date.”

Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET). / Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET)

With Lower Cases of COVID-19 in Togo, Bishops Express Gratitude, Solidarity, Caution

Jun 19, 2020

With less than 200 people yet to recover from COVID-19 in the West African nation of Togo, Catholic Bishops have, at the end of their four-day meeting this week, expressed gratitude to the people of God in the country for acting responsibly, called for solidarity with the vulnerable in society, and cautioned against complacency.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET) with former Apostolic Nuncio to Benin and Togo, Archbishop Brian Udaigwe.

Former Apostolic Nuncio in Benin, Togo Transferred, “not dismissed”: Bishops in Togo

Jun 18, 2020

Catholic Bishops in Togo have sought to dismiss as “malicious comments” claims that Nigerian-born Archbishop Brian Udaigwe who has been serving as Apostolic Nuncio in Togo and Benin has been sacked.

Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET). / Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET)

Bishops in Togo Decry Forceful Arrest of Opposition Leader, Demand His Immediate Release

Apr 23, 2020

Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET) have, in a collective statement, lamented the “brutality and violence” on the part of government security agencies in the arrest of the opposition leader, Agbéyomé Kodjo and demanded he be set free “immediately.”

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Togolese Bishops Say They Have “not abandoned their elder brother,” Archbishop Kpodzro

Mar 2, 2020

Days after the retired Archbishop of Togo’s Lomé Archdiocese, Philippe Fanoko Kpodzro denounced the preliminary results of the presidential election in the country and called for protests,  the Bishops in the West African nation have, in a collective statement, denied claims that they have abandoned their “elder brother.”

Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET)

Togolese Bishops Deny Allegations of being Partisan, say Sources of funding are legitimate

Feb 6, 2020

Bishops in the West African nation of Togo have, in a collective statement, denied allegations of partiality in the country’s politics ahead of general elections made by the Togolese Minister of Territorial Administration.