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Members of the Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO). /

Six Issues of Concern in DR Congo Bishops Want Addressed While Safeguarding “Sovereignty”

Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have, in a collective statement at the end of their 57th Plenary Assembly, outlined six issues affecting the Central African nation, which they want addressed while safeguarding of the Congolese from those who have taken it “hostage.”

Pope Francis delivers his general audience via livestream on Aug. 12, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA. /

Human Dignity Has Serious Political Implications: Pope Francis

Pope Francis said Wednesday that Christian faith demands conversion from individualism and a commitment to defending the inherent dignity of every person.

Women of the Young Christian Workers Movement at the 2020 International Women’s Day Celebration at the Christ the King Parish on Sunday March 8, 2020. 3rd right is Nana Oye Lithur, Gender Activists and Human Rights Lawyer. / Damian Avevor

Gender Empowerment is Answer to End Corruption in Ghana, Human Rights Lawyer Says

As Ghana joined the rest of the world to mark International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8, a Catholic gender activist argued that the only solution to the eradication of corruption in the West African Country is pushing for gender equality and allowing women to take up leadership positions.

Some of the delegates at the fifth Geneva OEIGWG session: Fr. Joseph Aka of RECOWA (third from right) with CIDSE delegation on October 15, 2019 / Fr. Joseph Aka

Catholic Bishops in Africa Want Nations, Trans-National Companies to Respect Human Rights

As the fifth session of the Open-Ended Inter-Governmental Working Group (OEIGWG) on Transnational Corporations gets underway in Geneva, Switzerland with the aim of  developing an international protocol to guide the operations of Trans-National Companies (TNCs), Catholic Bishops in the world’s second largest continent are calling on governments and the international community to ensure that TNCs respect human rights.