Bishop Benjamin Phiri of Zambia's Ndola Diocese. Credit: I am Catholic Zambia/Facebook

Zambian Catholic Bishop Saddened by Demolitions That Left Hundreds of Households Homeless

Aug 31, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ndola in Zambia has expressed deep frustration over a recent demolition of hundreds of houses that allegedly occupied an airstrip in Chingola, a city served by the Diocese.

Displaced people at Mukuru kwa Njenga, slum served by St. Mary's Catholic Church in Kenya's Archdiocese of Nairobi. Credit: Fr. John Munjuri

Kenyan Parish Counting Losses as Eight Small Christian Communities Vanish in Demolitions

Nov 25, 2021

The October 11 government demolitions at Nairobi’s Mukuru kwa Njenga slum, which is served by St. Mary’s Mukuru Parish of the Archdiocese of Nairobi (ADN) found Grace (not her real name) singing at a spiritual recollection that the Catholic Parish was conducting.

Teacher Stephen Mwangi at the ruins in Kariobangi North. Also visible are homeless families that were spending nights in the cold after their houses were destroyed. / Stephen Mwangi

Brave School Teacher Takes in Family after Nairobi Demolitions Leave Thousands Homeless

May 9, 2020

Stephen Mwangi recalls a day in March when learners at Watoto Wetu Centre, a primary school run by the Catholic Church in Kariobangi North in Nairobi Kenya, were assembled and informed that the school was closing down following a government directive aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19.

Samuel Zan Akologo, Executive Secretary of Caritas Ghana with Staff explaining to slum dwellers of Old Fadama in Accra about the donation at a presentation ceremony at the Sacred Heart Parish at Derby Avenue, Accra., on May 2, 2020. / Caritas Ghana

Church in Ghana Donates Funds to Hundreds of Slum Dwellers after Demolitions

May 5, 2020

Mumuni Mohammed, a motorbike rider, is one of the over 800 people that were left homeless after fire razed down hundreds of ramshackle structures in Old Fadama slum on the fringes of Ghana’s capital city, Accra.