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Some members of the Standing Committee of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO). Credit: CENCO

Catholic Bishops in DR Congo Suspend Participation in Forum of Religious Denominations

Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have suspended their participation in the Forum of Religious Denominations, an umbrella body grouping religious leaders in the Central African nation.

Somw members of the Interreligious Council of Kenya. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Embrace civic duty, get registered as voters”: Religious Leaders in Kenya to New Voters

The ongoing voter registration exercise in Kenya has been characterized with a low turnout, members of the Inter-Religious Council of Kenya (IRCK) have noted with concern, and called on new eligible voters to “embrace” their civic responsibility by registering as voters.

A screenshot of part of the proceedings at the Subukia National Marian Shrine in Kenya's Ctholic Diocese of Nakuru on Saturday, October 2. Credit: Capuchin Tv

Catholic Bishop in Kenya Invites Prayer for “servant leaders” Ahead of Country’s Elections

The Catholic Bishop of Kenya’s Marsabit Diocese has urged the people of God in Kenya to start praying to get hardworking leaders who will have the people’s interests at heart as campaigns toward August 2022 general elections gain momentum.

The Logo of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR). Credit: JCTR

The Three Issues Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Want Post-Election Government to Prioritize

As eligible voters in Zambia go to the poll, Jesuit scholars in the country have highlighted three issues they want the post-election government to prioritize.

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB)/Credit: Courtesy Photo

Seven Issues Catholic Bishops in Kenya Want Addressed for a “peaceful, secure” Country

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have, in a collective statement issued at the end of their Ordinary Plenary Assembly, outlined seven issues affecting the East African nation, which they want addressed for a “peaceful, secure and prosperous” nation. 

Late Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa. / Courtesy photo

Church in Uganda Mourns Bishop Who Recently Advised Government to Postpone Elections

The people of God in Uganda are mourning Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa who passed on Wednesday, January 20 at the age of 77.

Mr. Samson Lardy Anyenini, member of the Catholic Association of Media
Practitioners, Ghana (CAMP-G) who was adjudged the 2019 P. A.V. Ansah Journalist
of the Year at the 25th Ghana Journalists’ Association Awards ceremony in Accra on
October 24, 2020. / Myjoyonline.com

Catholic Named Best Journalist in Ghana Wants Steadfastness ahead of December Elections

A member of the Ghana’s Catholic Association of Media Practitioners (CAMP-G) has been crowned the overall winner in the just concluded 25th Ghana Journalists’ Association (GJA) Awards, winning the title of Journalist of the Year 2019 in the West African country.

Jean Pierre Cardinal Kutwa, Archbishop of Abidjan during the August 31 press conference in Ivory Coast's economic capital, Abidjan.

“Reconciliation is more important than elections”: Ivorian Cardinal Tells Politicians

The Cardinal in Ivory Coast has, in a statement, expressed his concerns about the election-related violence in the West African country and has called on the parties behind the conflict to look beyond the election event and instead focus on reconciliation of the people of God.

Archbishop Vincent Coulibaly of Conakry Archdiocese during Mass at the St. Mary Cathedral, Saturday, August 15.

“Stop all forms of violence, establish inclusive dialogue”: Guinean Prelate to Politicians

The Archbishop of Guinea’s Conakry Archdiocese has reached out to the political leaders in the West African nation who are involved in election-related violent conflict, urging for an “inclusive dialogue for peace.”

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Burkina-Niger (CEBN)

Insecurity in Burkina Faso “more worrying than ever”, Bishops Express Concern

Bishops in Burkina Faso have, in a collective statement at the end of their Plenary Assembly, raised concerns about rising cases of insecurity in the West African country saying the situation is “more worrying than ever” and called on relevant authorities to act ahead of elections scheduled for later this year.

Maurice Cardinal Piat, Bishop of Port Louis, Mauritius

Going beyond Ethnicity among Cardinal’s Guidelines to Eligible Voters in Mauritius

In a country constituted and defined by people from different origins, horizons, civilizations, and cultures including language and religion, among other distinguishing factors, the Bishop of Port Louis, Maurice Cardinal Piat is urging eligible voters in next month's poll to consider going beyond their respective ethnic affiliations and vote according to the values of the vying candidates.

Bishop Frank Nubuasah of Gaborone in Botswana

Bishop in Botswana Encourages Eligible Voters to Elect Socially Responsible Candidates

As citizens of Botswana prepare to take part in general elections slated to take place next Wednesday, October 23, a Bishop in the landlocked Southern Africa country has encouraged eligible voters to participate in the poll, seeking to elect candidates that promote human welfare through social responsibility, Vatican news reported.