A group of Catholics in the Indian Ocean Island nation of Mauritius are spearheading three days of national prayer for the country’s challenges, including COVID-19 pandemic and issues at personal level.
Christians in Ghana ended their three-day National prayer and fasting to seek God’s intervention and direction in the fight against COVID-19, with religious leaders cautioning against the temptation to question God’s existence in the difficult pandemic times.
In the East African nation of Tanzania where, unlike in other countries in the region, places of worship have remained open amid COVID-19 restrictions, the President declared three days of national prayer “for God’s protection and healing.”
Ghanaians will, on Wednesday, March 25, observe a National Day of Prayer and fasting, seeking God’s intervention over COVID-19 following a directive from Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo after the country announced on Saturday, March 21 that the number of people infected with the disease had reached 21.
Kenya’s religious leaders drawn from various faiths, including four Catholic Bishops and a nun, heeded President Uhuru Kenyatta’s invitation for the National Prayer Day Saturday, March 21 at the Nairobi-based State House, leading Kenyans in seeking divine intervention over COVID-19 pandemic, with the call to repentance dominating the event broadcast live on various Kenyan media outlets.
Citizens of the East African nation of Kenya are being encouraged “to turn to God”, express their fears and seek His “ever-present protection” as COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, spreads across the globe, with Kenya confirming a fourth case Tuesday, March 17.
Nearly five months after the general elections in Malawi, the Catholic Church is seeking divine intervention for peace following divisions and unrest occasioned by the disputed May 21 presidential election results in which the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) declared Peter Mutharika the winner.
In a move that many have applauded and described as a big stride on the part of faith-based leaders in the fight against corruption in Kenya, Catholic Bishops in the East African nation have launched a six-month country-wide campaign against graft aimed at what these leaders have labeled “Breaking the Chains of Corruption.”
In a country where cases of corruption involving colossal sums of money have often made headlines, the leadership of the Catholic Church in Kenya is making an intervention that will see Bishops make a commitment at a national event that will bring together clergy, women and men religious, and laity from across the East African country, one of the organizers told ACI Africa Wednesday.