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Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam under construction on the river Nile in Guba Woreda, Benishangul Gumuz Region, Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Cardinal Appeals for Dialogue Over Controversial Dam Project in New Year Message

Sep 13, 2020

On the occasion of the Ethiopian New Year celebration marked Friday, September 11, the head of the Catholic Church in the Horn of Africa nation has appealed for dialogue to address tensions that surround the controversial construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile.

Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam under construction on the river Nile in Guba Woreda, Benishangul Gumuz Region, Ethiopia.

Pope Francis Appeals for Dialogue Between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan over Nile Dam Project

Aug 17, 2020

Pope Francis has expressed his awareness of the conflict over the Nile Dam project, which he follows “with particular attention” and called for dialogue between the three African nations involved.

Jean Cardinal Zerbo with muslim leaders in Mali's capital, Bamako.

Religious Leaders in Mali Appeal for Peace, Dialogue amid Protests

Jul 15, 2020

Religious leaders in the West African nation of Mali have appealed for calm and peaceful dialogue following days of violent protests and unrest in the country’s capital, Bamako.

Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Bamenda Archdiocese, sympathizing with a woman whose house was burnt down in the ongoing Anglophone crisis.

“Now is time for peace,” Cameroonian Archbishop Calls for an End to Anglophone Conflict

Apr 21, 2020

As the end to the protracted crisis in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions seems to remain in the indefinite future, the Archbishop of Bamenda in the Central African nation’s troubled North West region has called on the warring parties in the conflict to drop their weapons of war and to consider now as the “time for peace.”

The Secretary of the Holy See Delegation to the U.N. Geneva, Msgr. Mauro Cionini / Ignatius Takura Mugwagwa/EWTN Deutschland

Vatican Ready for “constructive, respectful dialogue” with Eritrean Government to End Woes

Mar 5, 2020

Delegates of the Holy See have, during the recent 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations (UN) in Geneva, Switzerland, called for an amicable solution to the challenges that the Catholic Church in Eritrea is facing and expressed readiness for “a constructive and respectful dialogue” to end the tense relations pitting the government against the Church in the Northeast African country.

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 31, 2017. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

On New Year's Eve, Pope Francis Calls Listening An Act of Love

Dec 31, 2019

It is an act of love to spend time with others, to listen to them and their needs, and to try to see them as Christ sees them, Pope Francis said on New Year’s Eve.

Sign Post of the Juba-based South Sudan Council of Churches, seven-member ecumenical body with a strong legacy of peacebuilding, reconciliation and advocacy / ACI Africa

Advocacy, Dialogue, Reconciliation Guide South Sudan Church-led Peace Process, Priest Says

Nov 19, 2019

Days after leaders of the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) welcomed the second postponement of the formation of a unity government contemplated in the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS), a Catholic official of the seven-member ecumenical body used the occasion of the General Assembly of Pentecostal Overseers to outline and explain three pillars guiding the efforts by the Christian churches toward peace in the East African nation.

Bishop Christophe Zoa of Sangmelima diocese in Cameroon whose township has been hit by a wave of tribal violence

Bishop Condemns Tribal Violence in Cameroon’s Sangmelima Township, Proposes Dialogue

Oct 16, 2019

In the wake of the inter-ethnic violence being witnessed in the commercial town of Sangmelima, Southern Cameroon, the Bishop of the Diocese of Sangmelima has told the inhabitants of the township to get over the thinking that violence can resolve issues bedeviling them and instead, to embrace “frank and sincere dialogue.”