The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Banjul in Gambia has, in his New Year 2022 Message, encouraged the people of God under his pastoral care to put their trust in God “even in times of doubt and uncertainty” including COVID-19 challenges.
The longest serving Bishop in The Gambia who played host to Pope John Paul II in 1992, the only Papal visit to the West African nation, died Wednesday, September 2, a day after marking his 95th day of birth.
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.
On the occasion of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons marked July 30, the leadership of Salesian Missions, the U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), has joined other humanitarian organizations in reviewing initiatives toward curbing human trafficking around the world, including countries in West Africa.
Some days after African leaders and stakeholders in the health industry met in Togo for a summit to counter the trafficking of fake drugs in the world’s second largest continent, an African missionary priest ministering in the West African country is of the opinion that for the initiative to succeed, reform of the health system in Africa is necessary.
Leaders of Christian denominations in The Gambia have, through their representative body, Gambia Christian Council, submitted a proposal to the Constitutional Review Commission to have the word “secular state” included in the preamble of the new Constitution that is being drafted.