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

May 13, 2020

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

Feb 21, 2020

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”

Jan 17, 2020

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

Dec 18, 2019

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

Dec 17, 2019

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.