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Europe Day Logo and Fr. Peter Konteh, the Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone. Credit: Caritas Freetown/EU

Europe Day: Catholic Priest Lauds Presence of Europeans in Sierra Leone as Testament of “shared values, mutual respect”

May 10, 2024

The presence of natives of Europe in Sierra Leone is a demonstration of the values they share with Sierra Leoneans alongside “mutual respect”, Fr. Peter Konteh, the Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in the West African nation has said. 

Fr. Peter Konteh, Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone. Credit: Caritas Freetown

Catholic Priest in Sierra Leone Feted for “commitment, dedication” to the Vulnerable

Dec 28, 2023

The Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone has been listed as one of the most outstanding personalities in the West African nation for his dedicated service to the vulnerable in the Archdiocese headquartered in the country’s capital city, Freetown. 

Credit: Fr. Peter Konteh

Catholic Priest Urges Sierra Leoneans to Remain United Despite Peace Threats

Nov 30, 2023

The Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone is calling on the people of God in the nation to remain united and promote peace despite tensions that arose following an attack on the military barracks in the country’s capital Freetown and the release of some prisoners on November 26.

A poster announcing a curfew in Sierra Leone after unidentified individuals broke into the military barracks in the country's capital Freetown

Churches Remain Closed in Sierra Leone amid Sunday Curfew and Fears of Brewing Coup

Nov 27, 2023

Gloom swept across the entire nation of Sierra Leone on Sunday, November 26 as Churches and other worship centres remained closed following a curfew directive that was issued by the government in response to a security breach that was witnessed in the West African country.

The Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone, Fr. Peter Konteh. Credit: Fr. Peter Konteh

Church Must Find Ways to Address “new forms of violence”: Catholic Priest in Sierra Leone

Nov 1, 2023

The Catholic Church in Africa has distinguished herself as an agent of peace amid conflict, the Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone has observed, noting that the Church must now adapt to what he describes as “new forms of violence”.

A section of children living at St. Mary's Fatima Interim Care Centre, a children's home started by Fr. Peter Konteh to provide care to vulnerable children in Sierra Leone. Credit: Fr. Peter Konteh/Facebook

Caritas Freetown Celebrates Girls Overcoming Adversity to Pursue Education in Sierra Leone

Oct 11, 2023

In their pursuit for formal education, many Sierra Leonean girls still grapple with a myriad of challenges including poverty, domestic violence and retrogressive practices such as female genital mutilation (FGM) and early marriages.

Credit: Fr. Peter Konteh

International Peace Day: Caritas Official Lauds Sierra Leone’s Post-War Healing Progress

Sep 22, 2023

The Executive Director of Caritas Freetown has, in his message on the International Day of Peace, lauded Sierra Leoneans for rising from the country’s civil war devastation, noting that the West African nation has room to work for sustainable cohesion.

Archbishop Joseph Henry Ganda, Sierra Leone’s first native Catholic Bishop who died on August 9. Credit: Caritas Freetown

At Vigil Mass, Late Sierra Leone’s First Native Bishop Eulogized as “a tireless advocate”

Sep 15, 2023

Archbishop Joseph Henry Ganda, Sierra Leone’s first native Catholic Bishop who died on August 9, has been eulogized as “a tireless advocate”, who championed many causes during his Priestly and Episcopal Ministry. 

Credit: Fr. Peter Konteh

Let’s “prioritize dialogue”: Caritas Official in Sierra Leone amid Post Election Protests

Sep 14, 2023

The Executive Director of Caritas Freetown of Sierra Leone’s Catholic Archdiocese of Freetown has called on the leadership of the West African nation to “prioritize dialogue” in efforts to address political differences following the June 24 general elections.

Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Henry Ganda in an undated photo with members of the Our Lady of Visitation (OLV), congregation he founded that continues to thrive in Sierra Leone. Credit: Fr. Peter Konteh

How Sierra Leone’s First Native Bishop Promoted Country’s Growth of Local Vocations

Sep 3, 2023

Tributes to Archbishop Joseph Henry Ganda, Sierra Leone’s first native Catholic Bishop who died on August 9 are still pouring in, with some remembering the late Catholic Church leader for promoting the growth of local vocations in the West African nation.

Fr. Peter Konteh with late Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Henry Ganda. Credit: Fr. Peter Konteh/Facbook

Catholic Priest Pens Colorful Tribute to Sierra Leone’s First Native Bishop

Aug 14, 2023

Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Henry Ganda was a trailblazer whose legacy will live on among Sierra Leoneans where he was the first African Bishop, a Priest in the West African country has said in his tribute to the Church leader who died aged 91.

Fr. Peter Konteh. Credit: Caritas Africa

Make Agriculture Attractive to Our Youth: Catholic Priest in Sierra Leone

Jul 27, 2023

The Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone is rallying for the strengthening of the country’s agricultural sector to attract young people who he says have resorted to begging on the streets of the West African country.

Credit: Fr. Peter Konteh

Caritas Official in Sierra Leone Calls for Calm amid Chaos, “confusion”, after Tense Polls

Jun 27, 2023

The Executive Director of Caritas Freetown of Sierra Leone’s Catholic Archdiocese of Freetown has urged voters in the just concluded general elections in the West African country to maintain patience and calm as they “wait for the final verified results”.

Caritas Freetown Executive Director Fr. Peter Konteh makes a presentation during the training organized for violence incidence monitors and reporters ahead of Sierra Leone's Saturday, June 24vGeneral elections. Credit: Caritas Freetown Media team

Sierra Leonean Caritas, Regional Peace Entity Partner to Train Violence Incidence Monitors

Jun 23, 2023

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Caritas Freetown have completed a training aimed at enhancing capacity to monitor and report violence before, during and after the Saturday, June 24 elections in Sierra Leone.

Caritas Freetown Executive Director Fr. Peter Konteh presents the Sierra Leone Election Pledge. Credit: Caritas Freetown Media team

Catholic Entity Appeals for Calm in Sierra Leone as Violence Rocks Days to Polls

Jun 22, 2023

The development arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Freetown in Sierra Leone, Caritas Freetown, has appealed for calm amid reported incidents of violence across the West African nation that is preparing for its fifth presidential elections since the end of a brutal 11-year civil war that ended in 2002.

Fr. Peter Konteh, Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone. Credit: Fr. Peter Konteh/Facebook

Caritas Freetown’s “peace campaign” to Push for Nonviolence ahead of Sierra Leonean Polls

Jun 18, 2023

The “peace campaign” that Caritas Freetown has launched in partnership with other entities and individual personalities has the objective of advocating for nonviolence in Sierra Leone ahead of the country’s general elections scheduled for June 24.

Credit: Caritas Freetown

Caritas Official Urges “meaningful participation” of Youth in Sierra Leonean Politics

May 25, 2023

Concerted efforts need to be made for the youth in Sierra Leone, especially women, to have a “meaningful participation” in politics and peacebuilding initiatives in the West African nation, the Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in the country has said.

Fr. Peter Konteh,  the Executive Director of Caritas Freetown . Credit: Fr. Peter Konteh

On Europe Day, Caritas Freetown Lauds EU Collaboration in Rebuilding Sierra Leone

May 9, 2023

Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone has lauded the collaboration between the European Union (EU) and the development arm of the Catholic Church in the West African nation in rebuilding the country after years of civil war.

Credit: Fr. Peter Konteh/Facebook

Take “holistic approach to malaria prevention, control”: Catholic Priest in Sierra Leone

May 1, 2023

The control and prevention of malaria require “a holistic approach”, including scientitific research, the Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone has said. 

Fr. Peter Konteh, Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone. Credit: Caritas Freetown

Empower Persons with Disabilities in Sierra Leone’s Polls: Church Entity to Authorities

Mar 26, 2023

The Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone has called on authorities in the West African nation to ensure that Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) are adequately empowered to participate in the country’s elections slated for June 24.