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Fr. Bako Francis Awesuh. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

“Come to our rescue”, Nigerian Priest to International Community after Month of Captivity

Nov 30, 2021

A Nigerian Catholic Priest who spent at least a month in captivity following his abduction earlier this year has called on the international community to come to the aid of the people of God in Nigeria’s Kaduna State amid heightened insecurity.

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Pressure Sudan’s Military to Value Human Life: Catholic Bishop to International Community

Oct 25, 2021

There is need for the international community to put pressure on the military in Sudan to show respect and value for human life, a Catholic Bishop in the country has said a day after the country’s army seized power in a coup.

Dieudonné Cardinal Nzapalainga, Archbishop of Bangui, Central African Republic

“Help us fight arms trafficking in Africa”: Cardinal to Leaders, International Community

Nov 26, 2019

Following reports that give accounts to an increase in terrorism and armed conflict in some parts of Africa with experiences in Africa’s Sahel region contrasting the process recorded in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, an African Cardinal has regarded access to arms a key factor in insecurity on the continent and appealed to relevant political leaders and the international community to help stop the proliferation of weapons in Africa.

Bishop Stephen Nyodho of Malakal diocese at Good Shepherd Peace Center, Juba, South Sudan on 25 October 2019. He had just spoken to ACI Africa about the challenge of flooding in his diocese. / ACI Africa

Declare Flooding in South Sudan’s Malakal Diocese “a national disaster”, Bishop Concerned

Oct 27, 2019

South Sudan’s Malakal diocese, the most geographically vast of the seven dioceses of South Sudan, has been devastated by heavy flooding with hundreds of thousands of inhabitants affected and their lives at great risk, the Local Ordinary, Bishop Stephen Nyodho has confirmed in an interview with ACI Africa. He is calling on the government to declare the unprecedented phenomenon “a national disaster” and the international community to intervene to save lives.