School administrator Patricio Mendes stands outside the school he oversees in Djam-Ma in Guinea-Bissau’s Bafatá region. Credit: Ricci Shryock for CRS

Catholic Entity in Guinea Bissau Promoting Education Through Trainings on Record Keeping

Jan 10, 2022

Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the U.S., is imparting record keeping skills to school administrators and officers of other institutions in Guinea Bissau.

The flag of Guinea-Bissau. Credit:

Human Rights Entity in Guinea-Bissau Denounces Threats against Catholic Priest

Jan 9, 2022

The leadership of the Guinean Human Rights League (LGDH) has, in a statement, denounced reported threats against a Catholic Priest for allegedly criticizing the country's President, Umaro Sissoco Embaló.

Bishop José Lampra Cà, appointed Bishop of Guinea-Bissau's Diocese of Bissau. Credit: Vatican Media

Auxiliary Bishop of Guinea-Bissau’s Bissau Diocese Appointed Local Ordinary

Dec 10, 2021

The Auxiliary Bishop of Guinea-Bissau who has been serving at the Apostolic Administrator of the same Episcopal See has been appointed the Local Ordinary of the Catholic Diocese that is headquartered in the capital city of the West African nation.

Our Lady of the Nativity Sanctuary, Cacheu, Guinea-Bissau. Credit: Public Domain

Annual National Marian Pilgrimage in Guinea-Bissau Canceled, Pilgrims to Pray in Parishes

Nov 28, 2021

The annual national Marian pilgrimage in the West African nation of Guinea-Bissau that had been scheduled to take place next month has been canceled, Catholic Church officials in the country have announced, citing a surge in reported cases of COVID-19.

Members of the Joint Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Senegal, Mauritania, Cape-Verde, and Guinea-Bissau (CESMCVGB).

Bishops in West Africa Concerned about Tragedy of “illegal immigration,” Call for Action

Nov 20, 2020

Catholic Bishops of the four-nation Conference in West Africa have, in a collective statement issued at the end of their Annual Ordinary session, expressed concerns about “illegal immigration” involving the youth, calling on their respective governments to provide concrete solutions to the challenges young people face.

Logo on the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. / United Nations

How Salesian Missionaries are Protecting Youths in West Africa from Human Trafficking

Jul 30, 2020

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.

Bishop José Câmnate na Bissign, the first native Bishop in Guinea-Bissau whose resignation became official on Saturday, July 11.

The Resignation of the First Native Bishop in Guinea-Bissau

Jul 14, 2020

Bishop José Câmnate na Bissign whose resignation became official on Saturday, July 11 was the first native Bishop in Guinea-Bissau.