COVID-19 pandemic

Distribution of food and seeds to people in Adumi, DRC. Credit: Trócaire

Ahead of World Humanitarian Day, Catholic Entity Highlights Partnerships in Africa

Aug 18, 2022

Ahead of the World Humanitarian Day (WHD) to be celebrated August 19, the leadership of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire has reviewed humanitarian responses across the globe, including Africa.

Members of the Interfaith Council in Kenya. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Support Families Struggling to Cope With COVID-19 Effects, Religious Leaders Urge Kenyans

Mar 19, 2022

Members of the Interfaith Council (IFC) in Kenya have called on the people of God in the East African nation to provide assistance to those who are struggling to cope with the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Representatives of the Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network – Africa (JENA) member organizations who met in Nairobi to discuss financing for post-COVID-19 recovery in Sub-Saharan Africa 26-27 January 2022. Credit: JENA

Africa Walking “financial tightrope”, Jesuits Say amid Calls for Global Support

Jan 28, 2022

African countries have plunged into an extreme financial crisis owing to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) have said, and called for increased global financing to support post-pandemic recovery efforts on the continent.

Credit: ACWECA

Catholic Sisters in Africa Asked to Go Beyond “community projects” to Sustain Congregation

Aug 25, 2021

A Kenyan Nun is advocating for Catholic Sisters in Africa to be allowed, while adhering to the evangelical council of obedience, to join sectors of society that offer a “better pay” in view of sustaining their respective Religious Congregations that are facing tough financial times.

From left; Sr. Pasilisa Namukoye, ÀOSK Executive  Secretary, Sr. Mary Cecilia Njeri, ACWECA President, Sr. Hellen Badhiho ACWECA General Secretary. Credit: AMECEA

Catholic Sisters in Africa Urged to Remain True to Calling Despite Disappointments

Aug 23, 2021

Members of the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA) have been urged to remain true to their role models especially when Religious Life does not turn out the way they expected it to be.