On the annual event of Zambia’s Youth Day marked Friday, March 12, a Bishop in the Southern African nation has called on young people in the country to unite in the fight against corruption that he described as “endemic.”
A Catholic Bishop has criticized the South Sudanese government for introducing into circulation a one-thousand-pound banknote intended to clear away large amounts of smaller notes for transaction and to facilitate easier cash use in a soaring inflation.
Missionaries serving in Tanzania have expressed both gratitude and fear following the October 28 reelection of President John Pombe Magufuli, a Catholic, for a second term.
Religious leaders in the East African nation of Uganda have raised concerns over corruption bedeviling the country’s courts and called on the relevant administrative stakeholders to root out the vice.
Priests and religious who are misappropriating funds meant for Church projects are doing so because of pressure from their families and friends who want financial support from the Clergy and Religious men and women, Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of South Africa’s Umtata Diocese has said in his new month reflection shared with ACI Africa.
Ahead of the annual Heritage Day celebration in South Africa, a Catholic Prelate in the country has reflected on the level of graft and expressed the fear that corruption was becoming the first threat to the nation’s heritage.
The leadership of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), an ecumenical fellowship with a presence in more than 40 African countries is calling on its members to put their governments to task in addressing the growing debt crisis in their respective countries, which the leaders say has plunged African nations in a new form of slavery and taken away their sovereignty.
The challenge of unemployment among young people in Nigeria was a key highlight of the Sunday, September 20 homily of Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese who said “greed and corruption” in Africa’s most populous nation is behind the failure to address the challenge.
A Kenyan Archbishop has, in a video message, invited the people of God in the East African nation to continue seeking divine intervention as they did at the beginning of COVID-19 crisis.
Church leaders in South Africa on Tuesday, September 15 took part in a one-hour countrywide silent prayer session to protest against corruption involving COVID-19 funds, which has been described as “stealing money from people that cannot breathe.”
Corruption and inequalities in many African countries is leaving many people impoverished and forcing them outside their countries in search of better lives, the leadership of the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) has said, warning that some of the means used by migrants leaving their countries are “perilous”.
Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have, in a collective message titled “Conscience: A Path to Life”, outlined eight issues affecting the East African nation, calling on Kenyans to be vigilant and “do what is right for the good of everyone.”
Religious leaders in Kenya have condemned the reported misappropriation of COVID-19 funds describing the practice as “the madness of uncontrolled corruption” and “immoral.”
The Catholic Bishop of Nigeria’s Makurdi Diocese has condemned the high level of corruption in the country saying if not addressed, the West African nation will be left “tattered” by the vice.
A Prelate in Sierra Leone has, in a reflection about COVID-19 in Africa, identified the “virus of corruption” as a major stumbling block in the fight against the pandemic on the continent.
Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have, in a collective statement, expressed their condemnation of alleged misappropriation of COVID-19 resources but indicated that this corruption was somewhat expected.
Catholic Bishops in Malawi have lauded the efforts by the country’s new government in the fight against corruption saying moves to curb the vice in the Southeastern African nation by previous regimes were “insincere.”
Reports of “pervasive corruption” and manipulations of leaders “craving for power” in Nigeria are concerns, which an Archbishop in the West African nation has voiced against, terming the trend as scandalous, mind boggling, “terribly worrisome and unfortunate.”
At a time when many African countries are grappling with the menace of corruption and some Church leaders raising their voices against the vice in their respective countries, Catholic scholars in Scripture from Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria reflected about the challenge of corruption in society at a recent meeting.
In a move that many have applauded and described as a big stride on the part of faith-based leaders in the fight against corruption in Kenya, Catholic Bishops in the East African nation have launched a six-month country-wide campaign against graft aimed at what these leaders have labeled “Breaking the Chains of Corruption.”