General Elections

“Exercise restraint, avoid all forms of violence”, Bishops in Ghana Appeal amid Unrest

Dec 18, 2020

Following days of post-election unrest in some parts of Ghana, members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) have called on the leadership of political parties and their supporters to restrain from all forms of violence. 

Ahead of General Elections in Ghana, Bishops Appeal for Peace in Advent Message

Nov 30, 2020

Ahead of Ghana’s general elections scheduled for December 7, Catholic Bishops in the West African nation have, in their Advent message, appealed to Ghanaians to maintain peace during the electioneering period.

Some members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) at the end of the closing Mass of their Annual Plenary Assembly in the Diocese of Keta–Akatsi. / Facebook Page Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC).

Seven Issues of Concern Bishops in Ghana Want Addressed for National Transformation

Nov 15, 2020

Catholic Bishops in Ghana have, in a collective statement at the end of their Annual Plenary Assembly, outlined seven issues affecting the West African nation, which they want addressed in view of achieving national transformation.

From left to right: Fr. Charles Onen, Mr Emmanuel Mwaka Lutukumoi, Ms Nancy Atimango and Mr Andrew Ogwetta Otto in the race for Gulu East MP seat.

Ugandan Cleric Not “allowed to exercise priestly ministry” after Joining Active Politics

Oct 9, 2020

A member of the Clergy of Uganda’s Gulu Archdiocese has been suspended from exercising his priestly ministry following his decision to join active politics even after his Local Ordinary “tried very much to dissuade him from taking such a step.”

Tanzania is expected to hold General Election on October 28 to elect the President, Members of Parliament and councillors.

Tanzanian Prelate Cautions Clerics against Partiality in Ongoing Political Campaigns

Oct 8, 2020

A Bishop in Tanzania has cautioned Clerics in the East African country against partiality in the ongoing political campaigns ahead of the general elections slated to take place October 28.

Voter Education Outreach Program in Uganda. / Electoral Commission of Uganda

Interreligious Body in Uganda among Dozens of Entities Accredited for Voter Education

Oct 1, 2020

The Inter Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU) is among 46 civil society organizations (CSOs) accredited by the country’s electoral body to carry out voter education ahead of the general elections scheduled to take place in February 2021.

Headquarters of the National Election Authority in Central African Republic.

With “many weapons in circulation,” Bishops in CAR Concerned about Insecurity Before Polls

Sep 8, 2020

Bishops in the Central African Republic (CAR) have, in a Pastoral Letter, expressed their concerns about insecurity amid armed civilians as eligible citizens of the Central African nation prepare to take part in the general elections slated to take place December 27.

Samuel Zan Akologo, Executive Secretary of Caritas Ghana. / Caritas Ghana

Caritas Ghana Leads Interfaith Initiative to Fight Vigilantism ahead of General Elections

Aug 5, 2020

In preparation for the 2020 General Elections in Ghana, Caritas Ghana has embarked on the process of bringing Faith-Based Organizations together to help avert violence and vigilantism before, during and after the planned December elections.

Members of the Central African Episcopal Conference (CECA) in consultation before a meeting with President Faustin-Archange Touadéra.

Why Bishops in CAR are Concerned about December General Elections

Jul 27, 2020

Bishops in the Central African Republic (CAR) have, at the end of their weeklong Ordinary Plenary Assembly, expressed their concerns about the general elections slated to take place December 27.

Bishops in Burundi with Pope Francis during their ad limina visit in Rome in 2018.

Bishops in Burundi Denounce Recent General Elections, Highlight “many irregularities”

May 29, 2020

Members of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Burundi (CECAB) have denounced the recent general elections in their country alleging “many irregularities”, which they say put to question the outcome of the poll announced Monday, May 25.

Worshippers during a past event at Namugongo shrine in uganda

Christian Leaders in Uganda Call for Prayers Ahead of 2021 General Elections

Feb 25, 2020

A call for unity, peace and consistent prayers was the major highlight of this year’s national prayer day that was celebrated at the Uganda Martyrs Catholic Shrine Namugongo Sunday, February 23.

Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC)

Challenges of Migrants among Issues Addressed in Ghana Bishops’ Christmas Message

Dec 17, 2019

As the world prepares to celebrate the mystery of the incarnation, God becoming man, and the events that followed thereafter, Bishops in the West African nation of Ghana have, in their Christmas message, used the example of the Holy Family fleeing to Egypt to seek refuge to highlight the challenges migrants go through and termed as “unchristian and unacceptable any acts of discrimination, stereotyping and physical attacks” against those seeking refuge.