Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have, at the end of their plenary assembly, highlighted four challenges the people of God in the Central African nation are facing, which they want addressed for the achievement of national cohesion and development.
A Catholic Bishop in Burkina Faso has said attacks on villages have multiplied and become increasingly unpredictable.
In the wake of security threats in Nigeria’s Imo State, the Local Ordinary of the Catholic Diocese of Orlu located within the region has sought to reassure the people in the affected areas of the West African nation of the presence of God amid “fear and anxiety.”
The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese has, on the occasion of his 51st Priestly anniversary, appealed for unity in the face of various national challenges, including insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Christian leaders in Nigeria have declared three days of national prayer for an end to the problems bedeviling the West African nation including killings and banditry.
The Nigerian government needs to go beyond statements and “cultivate a sense of empathy” towards citizens who are victims of insecurity, a Catholic Bishop in the West African said at a recent virtual conference.
Young people in Nigeria are leaving the West African nation in large numbers in search for “ greener pastures ” elsewhere, a situation th e Archbishop of the country ’s Abuja Archdiocese blames on insecurity, poverty , and high levels of corruption by those in leadership positions .
Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM) have expressed their solidarity with all those affected by the violence in the Province of Cabo Delgado within the Catholic Diocese of Pemba and “yearn for a dignified life.”
Multiple insecurity cases and the bad state of roads are among the concerns of the Catholic Bishops in the Kisangani Ecclesiastical Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Catholic Bishops of Nigeria’s Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province have decried the lack effectiveness of security forces in combating violence in the West African country and expressed their support for “alternative and lawful initiatives” that have emerged to restore peace in the country.
Catholic Bishops in the Central African Republic (CAR) have, in a message addressed to the people of God in the country, appealed for a “sincere and frank, fraternal and constructive dialogue” in resolving the current crisis following the December 27 general elections.
A Bishop in the Central African Republic (CAR) has, in a recent news report, highlighted the impact of insecurity in the country saying the people of God there have been left with a “sense of evangelical fragility and poverty.”
Catholic Bishops in Nigeria have, in a collective statement on the occasion of the country’s 60th independence anniversary, highlighted multiple challenges bedeviling the West African nation saying the country is “in great distress” and that there seems to be nothing to celebrate about.
Ahead of Nigeria’s 60th Independence Day celebrations, an Archbishop in the country has faulted the government for failing to address insecurity and for the disunity in the west African country.
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.
The leadership of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has, in a pastoral letter issued at the end of the two-day Archdiocesan General Assembly, underscored the need for pastoral agents to foster “a sense of co-responsibility” in their apostolate.
In the wake of the recent spate of violence in Nigeria’s northwestern state of Kaduna, a Cleric in Africa’s most populous nation has called on the country’s Federal Government to embrace a “grassroots approach in handling” insecurity in the affected regions of the country.
Bishops in Nigeria’s Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province have expressed their concerns about the failure to deal with the challenges that have bedeviled their country over years including those related to insecurity, describing the challenges as “hydra-headed monsters, reappearing as often as they seem subdued.”
Mary Immaculate Hospital in Mapuordit, a mission health facility belonging to the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan, has been shut down indefinitely over security threats to its staff and patients, the administration announced.
Catholic Bishops in Kenya have, in a collective statement, said they are “deeply concerned” about persistent violent conflicts in two areas covered by the dioceses of Ngong and Marsabit “due to ethnic, clan hatred, competition over resources and leadership wrangles” and described the situation as “barbaric, unfortunate, saddening and regrettable”.