A Bishop in Gabon has, in his message for Lent 2021, urged the people of God in the Central African nation to turn to God in prayer for the “eradication” of COVID-19 during the Lenten Season.
The leadership of Gabon’s Diocese of Port-Gentil has issued pastoral orientations to guide the people of God in the Ecclesiastical See throughout the Year dedicated to St. Joseph.
Churches in Gabon will reopen for public worship on Sunday, October 25, the Catholic Bishops in the Central African nation have said in a collective message, a decision that goes against the government’s October 16 announcement to defer the resumption of public worship by five more days.
The resumption of public worship in Catholic churches in Gabon slated to take place on Sunday, October 25 will be marked by the “Rite of Opening the Holy Door” in all Cathedrals in the Central African nation, the members of the Episcopal Conference of Gabon (CEG) have announced at the end of their Extraordinary Plenary Assembly.
Statistics have indicated a steady increase in the number of people joining the Priesthood and Religious Life in Africa despite an overall global plunge in those choosing to dedicate their lives to service of God as Priests and Religious.
The man who desecrated a Parish Church in Gabon, making away with the monstrance and the lunette containing the Body of Christ took them back Tuesday, September 15, the Parish Priest has confirmed.
The Priest in charge of a parish in Gabon’s Libreville Archdiocese has described the September 12 desecration of the Church in which the man involved made away with the monstrance and the lunette as being “stabbed in the heart.”
A Catholic Bishop in Gabon has likened the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary as well as the Way of the Cross, urging Christians to remain steadfast in their faith as there is hope for victory.
Catholic Priests serving in the Central African nation of Gabon have, in a collective statement, reached out to the country’s President Ali Bongo Ondimba asking him to renounce the promulgation of the controversial bill that seeks to decriminalize homosexuality.
Catholic Church leaders in Gabon have reacted to the decision by members of the National Assembly to decriminalize homosexuality saying the vote represents “a danger for our children and for homosexuals themselves.”
Fighting for a society that is governed by justice and fraternity is one of the of primary “ambitions” of the recently installed Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Libreville in Gabon, Jean-Patrick Iba-Ba.
A man suspected of physically assaulting, raping and murdering a Gabonese nun whose body was found on Friday, March 20 has confessed his crime, amid a public call for justice for the nun who dedicated her life to the service of the poor in the West African country.
Against the backdrop of accusations against the Catholic Bishops in Gabon for remaining silent over kidnappings and ritual killings in the Central African nation, the President of the Bishops' Conference of Gabon has, in a Lenten Message, come to the defense of the Church leaders, reaffirming the Church’s commitment in denouncing evil in society.
At the conclusion of the 33rd General Assembly of the Women's Union of Indigenous Congregations of Central Africa (UFCAAC), that brought together Major Superiors of indigenous religious congregations in central Africa, participants resolved to foster reconciliation in the region.
Against the backdrop of sociopolitical challenges the Central African nation of Gabon has been facing since the re-election of President Ali Bongo Ondimba in 2016, religious leaders in the country have, on the occasion of the National Day of Prayer for peace, called for repentance and conversion of Gabonese in order to maintain peace in their diverse communities.
As Catholics around the world entered into the second week of the new liturgical year, preparing for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ and for his second coming, a Bishop in Gabon has, in a message of the Advent Season, made a distress call expressing concerns about the political and economic situation of the West African nation and urged citizens including the political leaders not to sell their motherland for selfish interests.
The people of God in Gabon who just concluded the yearlong celebrations to mark 175 years of Catholicism in their country have been encouraged to maintain the pastoral and spiritual passion that they experienced throughout the year, the Papal delegate to the concluding ceremony, Archbishop Giovanni Pietro Dal Toso said Sunday, September 29.
The Church in Gabon is marking 175 years of Catholicism in the country with thanksgiving to God for the accomplishments made since the first missionary, Fr Jean- Rémi Bessieux arrived in 1844.
A newly formed congregation of religious women in Gabon has received blessings from the Bishop of Mouila diocese, Mathieu Madega Lebouakehan who has encouraged spiritual and material support for the nuns.