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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

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

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.

Some seminarians of DRC’s Inongo Diocese. / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International

International Catholic Charity Supporting Dozens of Seminarians in Chad, DR Congo

The leadership of the Pontifical Charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International is supporting the formation of 63 Seminarians in Chad and in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Children activities organized by Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) in Chad. / Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI)

Vulnerable Children in Chad Receive Protection from Jesuit-founded NGO amid Crisis

Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) is protecting thousands of children in Chad amid years of violence in the Lake Chad region occasioned by Boko Haram insurgency, the leadership of the entity founded by a Jesuit Cleric has said in a latest report.

With her new tricycle,donated by UNHCR and JRS, Sadié can move around the camp and go to class more easily. / Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

Jesuit Entity, UNHCR Partner to Support Refugee Children Living with Disabilities in Chad

The international refugee organization of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has partnered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in reaching out to refugee children living with disabilities in Chad.

Msgr. Philippe Abbo Chen appointed Vicar Apostolic of Chad’s Mongo Vicariate by Pope Francis Monday, December 14, 2020. / Facebook Page Mongo Vicariate.

Pope Francis Appoints Vicar Apostolic for Chad’s Mongo Vicariate

The Delegate Vicar of Chad’s Mongo Vicariate, Msgr. Philippe Abbo Chen is expected to serve as the Vicar Apostolic of the same Vicariate following his appointment by the Holy Father.

A Poster for World Teachers’ Day 2020. / UNESCO

On World Teachers’ Day, Jesuit Refugee Service Highlights Teachers’ Role amid COVID-19

On the annual World Teachers’ Day marked October 5, the leadership of the international refugee organization of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has highlighted the role the teachers engaged in the organization’s programs have been playing globally including in Africa amid COVID-19.

Fr. Léandre Mbaydeyo. / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International.

Chadian Cleric Explains Christianity, Church Status in Muslim-dominated Context

A Priest from Chad studying in France has, in an interview with Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, explained the status of Christianity in general and the Catholic Church in particular in his native country where Christians are often under pressure to convert to Islam, the dominant religion.

Logo International Cooperation for Development and Solidarity (CIDSE). /

African Bishops Join Worldwide Call to End Abuse by Multinational Corporations

Catholic Bishops from across Africa joined more than 110 Prelates from different parts of the world to appeal for an end to corporate abuse by multinational companies, which they say, has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Social Media to Be an Essential Service for Church Post-COVID-19: African Panelists

At a virtual meeting targeting Francophone Africa convened to explore ways media can best serve the Church in Africa amid COVID-19 challenges, panelists have said that social media, which has been widely used during the pandemic, will continue to be engaged post-coronavirus.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Chad (CET). /

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

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.”

JRS teachers in Chad with some of the posters and information materials they are using to create awareness about COVID-19 among the refugee communities. / Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

Jesuit Refugee Service Teachers in Chad Engage Refugees on COVID-19 Safety Measures

As schools in Chad remain closed due to COVID-19-related restrictions, teachers working under the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), the international refugee organization of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), are engaging refugees in the landlocked north-central African nation, conveying messages on safety measures to prevent the spread of the virus in the communities.

Members of the Women's Union of Indigenous Congregations of Central Africa (UFCAAC) at the conclusion of their 33rd General Assembly in Douala, Cameroon. / UFCAAC

Leaders of Indigenous Female Religious Orders in Central Africa to Foster Reconciliation

At the conclusion of the 33rd General Assembly of the Women's Union of Indigenous Congregations of Central Africa (UFCAAC), that brought together Major Superiors of indigenous religious congregations in central Africa, participants resolved to foster reconciliation in the region.

Map representing countries with the Sahel in Africa, a region affected by violence /

Sahel Crisis: CRS Official Advices Going “beyond military to address root causes”

Some days after France and five Sahel nations in Western Africa met and agreed early this week to advance their military cooperation in the fight against jihadist insurgency destabilizing the countries of the region, a West African-based official of the humanitarian arm of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has underscored the need for stakeholders “to address the root causes of the conflict” even as military interventions are  being considered.

Bishop Georges Bizimana (Right), Newly Appointed Bishop of Ngonzi Diocese, Burundi and Bishop-elect Fr. Nicolas Nadju Bab (Left) of Lai Diocese in Chad. /

Pope Appoints New Bishops for Dioceses in Burundi, Chad

Pope Francis on Tuesday, December 17 appointed Bishop Georges Bizimana who has been the coadjutor of Burundi’s Bonanza Diocese as the new Bishop of Ngonzi Diocese, located in the central part of the landlocked nation that is the meeting point between the African Great Lakes region and East Africa.

Bishops in Chad during the official presentation of their Christmas Message in Ndjamena, December 13, 2019 /

In Christmas Message, Bishops in Chad Decry Bad Governance, Want Selfless Leaders

The manner in which the north-central African nation of Chad is being governed is a cause for concern that has made the Catholic Bishops focus their collective Christmas message on the socio-political and economic challenges in their country, advocating for selfless and servant leadership.