Face Masks

Logo of the Mary Help Association of Christians (ADMA)/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Association in South Sudan Distributes Facemasks to Keep Learners in School

May 29, 2021

Members of the Mary Help Association of Christians (ADMA) serving in South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Wau have distributed facemasks to school girls to assist them in fighting COVID-19 while they remain in school.

Bishop Gabriel Mendy of the Gambia's Diocese of Banjul.

Church Leadership in Gambia Suspends Public Masses as COVID-19 Cases Increase

Aug 5, 2020

Following an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in The Gambia in recent weeks, the Bishop of the lone Catholic Diocese in the West African nation has once again suspended the celebration of public Mass and other Church gatherings.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama (left) during Thursday's press conference in Abuja, Nigeria. / Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama

Nigerian Archbishop Shares Face Masks Experience in Light Moments with Journalists

Aug 3, 2020

An interactive session between Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese and journalists in the west African country on the role of the journalists in the times of COVID-19 pandemic was dotted with light moments as the vocal Archbishop shared the biggest challenge he faced with the use of face masks.

Uganda's Cabinet Minister in charge of Refugees, Hillary Onek  inspecting the production of  Face Masks at the Don Bosco Vocational Training Center (VTC). / Don Bosco Palabek Refugee Services

Ugandan Government Lauds Young Refugees for Pioneering Mass Production of Face Masks

Jul 9, 2020

Young refugees living at the Don Bosco Palabek Refugee Settlement have been applauded for being the first ever group to engage in the mass production of face masks, which they distribute to the most vulnerable communities in the East African country for free to contain the spread of COVID-19.

A vendor selling face masks in Ivory's Coast economic capital, Abidjan.

“In addition to prayer, we give free masks to less privileged”: Church in Ivory Coast

Apr 18, 2020

The Catholic Church in the West African nation of Ivory Coast has started the distribution of face masks to members of society considered “less privileged and vulnerable” in an exercise meant to complement daily prayers, the Secretary General of the Bishops’ conference has said.