Sick people in Guinea are finding it difficult to go to health facilities for treatment since the new Ebola outbreak was declared some two weeks ago, a Caritas official in the West African nation has said.
Catholic Bishops in Togo have, in a collective statement, asked the government to work toward dispelling concerns among citizens regarding COVID-19 vaccine.
On the occasion of Zero Discrimination Day marked March 1, the leadership of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trocaire, has decried the discrimination of poor countries in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, describing it a “shocking injustice.”
A Nigerian Archbishop has, in a homily, decried the high levels of poverty among the people of God in the West African nation, likening its impact to that of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa and Madagascar have, through their leadership, joined over 100 countries across the globe to petition the G20 countries to support the waiver of the patent rights on coronavirus vaccines submitted to the World Trade Organization (WTO) last year.
As the 46th Regular session of the UN Human Rights Council gets underway, the leadership of the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis (CI) is calling on the international community to promote the local production of COVID-19 vaccine in poor countries, including those in Africa.
The devil today is manifested in the greed for material riches and love for power as demonstrated by political, religious and traditional leaders, the Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has said, cautioning Christians against the danger of falling into temptations.
The Bishop of Nigeria’s Nsukka Diocese has faulted the government for what seems to be a back-and-forth engagement with bandits in the West African country at a time that other countries are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Catholic Bishops in Nigeria have, in a collective statement earlier this week, highlighted multiple crises that are bedeviling the West African nation and called for urgent action lest the country collapses.
The Catholic Diocese of Malindi in Kenya has embarked on a year-long celebration of St. Joseph with a special focus on seeking the intercession of the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary in addressing gender-based violence, which has been on the rise in various parts of the Diocese.
Ahead of the planned meeting of the Group of twenty (G20) Finance Ministers later this week, the leadership of an international alliance of Catholics development agencies in Europe and North America is calling “for debt cancellation and financial support to poorest countries” that have borne the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the cases of COVID-19 hike in Ghana, a Catholic Bishop in the West African country says for the country to make progress in the fight against the pandemic, it is necessary that authorities seek professional advice and stakeholder engagement in making key decisions.
A Cleric ministering in Zambia has, during an ecumenical prayer service against COVID-19, called on the people of God in the Southern African nation to “stand together” in the fight against the pandemic.
A Catholic Health Centre of South Sudan’s Wau Diocese has temporarily shut down after the three only doctors at the facility tested positive for COVID-19 and have been isolated to monitor their respective health conditions.
The Archbishop of Tanzania's Mbeya Archdiocese is advocating for factual information about COVID-19 in the East African nation.
The Bishop of Botswana’s Gaborone Diocese has recounted his experience of Ash Wednesday amid COVID-19 restrictions in the Southern African nation where public worship remains suspended.
South Africa’s Aliwal Diocese is planning a five-week program on reflections that are aimed at bringing people back to Church after a protracted COVID-19 lockdown in the country.
Parishes of Ndola Diocese that record “high” infections of COVID-19 among parishioners “shall close,” the Local Ordinary of the Zambian Diocese has directed.
A Catholic Priest in Sierra Leone’s Archdiocese of Freetown who was at the forefront of the fight against Ebola during the world’s worst outbreak of the disease in 2013 says the West African country does not have the capacity to fight the disease, which has already been reported in neighboring Guinea.
At the beginning of Lent, a Bishop in Nigeria has outlined other “pandemics”, which the West African country has to fight against besides COVID-19.