Catholic Bishops in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Rwanda have, in a collective statement, expressed concern about violence in the African Great Lakes region of Central-Eastern Africa and urged parties in conflict to dialogue.
The Catholic Bishops in the Kisangani Ecclesiastical Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have bemoaned heightened insecurity in their respective Episcopal Sees and call on parties in conflict to engage in “frank dialogue”.
The West African nation of Mali can “achieve true peace” and development only if the leadership and citizens embrace dialogue, the newly appointed Apostolic Nuncio to the country has said.
Catholic Bishops in Mali have appealed for dialogue to find solutions acceptable to all citizens of the West African nation amid sanctions imposed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA).
Catholic Bishops in the Central African Republic (CAR) have, in a collective statement, highlighted challenges the country is facing and lamented negative media reports, which they say tarnish the reputation of the country and cause “great economic damage”.
The pope told new ambassadors that the ongoing pandemic is a reminder that “we are a global community where one person’s problems are the problems of all.”
All the conditions necessary for “a credible and sincere” dialogue in the North-Central African nation of Chad have not been met, Catholic Bishops have said in their collective Christmas message.
Officials of the National Peace Council (NPC) in Ghana are calling on Members of Parliament (MPs) in the West African nation to resolve the impasse surrounding the approval of the 2022 budget.
The Council of Swaziland Churches in Eswatini has asked the government of the Southern African nation to stop using the COVID-19 situation to postpone dialogue that they say will restore peace in the country that is experiencing protracted protests.
The Rome-based lay Catholic association dedicated to the provision of social services and arbitrating conflicts, Sant’Egidio Community, has facilitated an agreement to end hostilities and pave the way for dialogue in the Central African Republic (CAR).
“It is important to promote a ‘culture of faces,’ which places the dignity of the person at the center," Pope Francis said.
The leadership of Kwazulu-Natal Christian Council (KZNCC) in South Africa has, in a statement, faulted the South African government for ordering closure of places of worship saying churches have all along been observing strict COVID-19 containment measures in their services.
Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have expressed concern over the growing tendency of South Africans to resort to violence whenever they need any social, political or economic issue addressed by those in leadership.
Catholic peace and charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), is appealing to the Cameroonian government to try dialogue with other parties involved in the ongoing civil crisis in Anglophone regions of Cameroon, saying that the military method that the government has been insisting upon has failed.
Catholic Church leaders in Malawi are urging dialogue after St. Louis IX the King Mpiri Parish of Mangochi Diocese received an ultimatum to vacate what was described as “Muslim territory”, the Secretary General of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) has told ACI Africa.
The ongoing violence in Senegal that started last week is a cause for concern for Catholic Bishops in the Ecclesiastical Province of Dakar who are calling on parties in conflict to “foster dialogue” and end the skirmishes.
The warring parties involved in the protracted crisis in the two English-speaking regions of Cameroon need to stand by the truth and give dialogue a chance for a lasting solution to the conflict, a Bishop serving in the region has told ACI Africa.
Catholic Bishops in the Central African Republic (CAR) have, in a message addressed to the people of God in the country, appealed for a “sincere and frank, fraternal and constructive dialogue” in resolving the current crisis following the December 27 general elections.
Pope Francis has called on the warring parties in the Central African Republic (CAR) to seek a “fraternal” and “respectful dialogue” to resolve disputes arising from the disputed December 27 general elections.
A member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Cameroon who has embarked on a 245-kilometre pilgrimage says he has dedicated the spiritual initiative to efforts toward dialogue, peace and reconciliation in the Anglophone regions of the Central African nation, which have experienced violent conflict since 2016.