A Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria has urged the people of God in the country to use the Lenten Season to seek divine intervention to the challenge of insecurity in the West African nation.
A Catholic Bishop in Kenya has urged the people of God in the East African country to stop discriminating each other based on their various differences but instead to foster unity in their diversity.
Violence in Nigeria is on the rise and the people are intimidating others for survival, the Catholic Bishop of Nigeria’s Ekwulobia Diocese has said.
Catholic Bishops in Ghana urge faithful to focus on strengthening family bonds during this year’s Lenten Season.
Catholic Bishops in Nigeria’s Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province are calling on the people of God under their pastoral care to pray the Holy Rosary “daily and faithfully” throughout the Lenten Season imploring for peace in the Southeastern part of the country.
Catholic Bishops in Eswatini, Botswana, and South Africa are calling on Priests in the three Southern African nations to encourage the people of God under their pastoral care to “give more freely” to the Bishops Lenten Appeal (BLA) initiative.
Bishop Joseph Obanyi Sagwe of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Kakamega has encouraged the people of God in his Episcopal See to remain dedicated to peace throughout the electioneering period in the East African nation.
Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo of Nigeria’s Oyo Diocese has urged Christians to observe Lent, saying failure to take part in the 40-day period characterized by prayer, fasting and almsgiving undermines the “authentic power and identity” of Christianity.
Bishops in Kenya are inviting Catholics in the East African country to seek to foster “inclusive and accountable governance” as a way of rebuilding the nation during this year’s Lenten Season.
Against the backdrop of accusations against the Catholic Bishops in Gabon for remaining silent over kidnappings and ritual killings in the Central African nation, the President of the Bishops' Conference of Gabon has, in a Lenten Message, come to the defense of the Church leaders, reaffirming the Church’s commitment in denouncing evil in society.
A call to conversion is the key highlight of this year’s lent season in Benin, as the country celebrates 30 years since the establishment of the Episcopal Conference of Benin (CEB) and the birth of democracy in the West African country.