The General Assembly Hall of the UN. Credit: CitizenGO Africa

Catholic Activists Urge UN to Omit Abortion, Contraceptives in Climate Change Conference

Mar 7, 2022

Officials of CitizenGo Africa, the African branch of the International Catholic entity of social activists, have expressed their “disbelief” at the alleged inclusion of abortion, contraceptives and the sexualization of children as part of “solutions to climate change” proposed for the 2022 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66).

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Burkina-Niger (CEBN). Credit: Fr. Paul Dah

Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso Seek to Clarify Controversy Over Contraceptives

Nov 7, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso have, in an open letter, sought to clarify the controversy surrounding contraceptives following the health Minister’s claim that in discouraging the use of artificial birth control methods, Church leaders “undermine the efforts of the government.” 

Screen capture of Fr. Eric Okpéitcha who was guest at Bi-News TV’s Diagonale October 31. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Legalization of Abortion in Benin “opens door to killings”: Catholic Priest

Nov 6, 2021

The bill to legalize abortion in most circumstance that was voted October 20 in the West African nation of Benin opens the door to killings, a Catholic Priest has said, calling for respect for human life.

Kenya's official 2019 population Census figures released by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) on November 4, 2019.

Reduced Growth Rate, Household Size in Kenya Evidence of Contraceptives, Bishops Decry

Nov 8, 2019

While Kenya’s overall population has increased by about nine million people since the last census in 2009, the report of the 2019 census released early this week shows not only a comparative downward trend in the rate of growth over the years but also a significant drop in the household size, results that seem to reveal, according to some Catholic clergy and laity in Kenya, the use of modern family planning methods including contraceptives.