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EU-AU Partnership “ignores” Needs of Africans: Catholic Agencies in Europe, North America

Feb 13, 2022

The leadership of an international alliance of Catholic development agencies in Europe and North America has faulted the partnership between the European Union (EU) and the African Union (AU) for ignoring the needs expressed by African people.

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Africa’s Challenges “must be addressed” from Africans’ View at AU/EU Summit: Religious

Jan 27, 2022

Women and men Religious with presence in Africa have called on the African Union (AU) and European Union (EU) officials who are expected to take part in the sixth edition of the AU-EU Summit to seek solutions for challenges in the world’s second largest continent from Africans’ viewpoint.

Fr. Mussie Zerai, founder of the Habeshia humanitarian agency based in Libya.

Missionary Cleric in Libya Appeals for Evacuation of Refugees amid Humanitarian Crisis

Aug 28, 2020

A Missionary Cleric ministering in Libya has appealed to the international community to help facilitate “urgent” evacuation of refugees from the North African country amid a humanitarian crisis.

Representatives of Trocaire, Concern Worldwide, GOAL, EU, Irish Aid, as well as officials of the governments of Ireland and Sierra Leone pose for a photo during the launch of "Team Europe" initiative. / Trocaire

Catholic Charity Among Agencies Partnering with Ireland to Fight COVID-19 in Sierra Leone

Jul 29, 2020

The overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trocaire, is among Ireland’s “three largest humanitarian agencies” that have come together to address COVID-19 challenges in Sierra Leone.

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, Archbishop of Luxembourg, at the Vatican, Oct. 5, 2019. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

European Bishops Call for EU Support of Persecuted Christians in Nigeria

Jul 4, 2020

The president of the European bishops’ commission has promised persecuted Christians in Nigeria that he will advocate for increased support from the European Union. 

Jean-Claude Cardinal Hollerich of COMECE (left) and Philipp Cardinal Ouédraogo of SECAM (right) who have just issued a joint statement for a people-centered partnership ahead of the AU/EU summit in October.

Ahead of AU/EU Summit, Bishops in Africa, Europe Call for "a people-centered partnership"

Jun 11, 2020

In view of the planned 6th Summit of African Union (AU) and European Union (EU) leaders in October, Bishops in Africa and Europe have, in a joint statement, encouraged European and African policy-makers to orient their preparatory work on the principles that foster “people-centered” partnerships.

A Poster of the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression.

Amid COVID-19, Street Children in Angola’s Capital “most vulnerable”: Salesian Aid Agency

Jun 6, 2020

The plight of street children in Angola’s capital, Luanda amid COVId-19 restrictions is a course for concern, the leadership of the U.S.-based Salesian Missions, the development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) that supports homeless boys and girls in the Southern African nation has reported.