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Some members of the Standing Committee of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) / National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO)

Bishops in DR Congo Announce Intention to Boost Pastoral Care to Elderly Persons

Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have, in their latest Pastoral Letter, announced their intention to enhance pastoral care to elderly persons.

The front cover of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops' (KCCB). 2021 Lenten Campaign booklet. / Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB).

Catholics in Kenya Invited to Foster “inclusive, accountable governance” During Lent 2021

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.

Singer-turned-politician Bobi Wine (left) is standing against long-term leader Yoweri Museveni (right) in Uganda's General elections slated for January 14. / Reuters

Episcopal Commission, UK-based Catholic Agency Appeal for Peaceful Elections in Uganda

The leadership of the Uganda National Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CJPC) and the humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) are appealing for peace in Uganda ahead of general elections slated for Thursday, January 14.

13 Issues of Concern Bishops in Uganda Want “addressed urgently” Ahead of Elections

Ahead of general elections in Uganda slated for January 14, Catholic Bishops in the country have, in their latest Pastoral Letter, highlighted 13 issues that “could taint the credibility of the electoral process and outcome of the polls if not addressed urgently.”

Headquarters of the National Election Authority in Central African Republic. /

With “many weapons in circulation,” Bishops in CAR Concerned about Insecurity Before Polls

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.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM) with Pope Francis during Apostolic visit in September 2019. /

In Latest Pastoral Letter, Bishops in Mozambique Recall Pope Francis' Visit Last Year

Catholic Bishops in the Southern African nation of Mozambique have, in their latest Pastoral Letter circulated August 23, recalled the pastoral visit of Pope Francis to their country last year.

Nine-nation Bishops Rally Behind Zimbabwean Church Leadership amid Government Criticism

Catholic Bishops in nine Southern African countries have rallied behind their counterparts in Zimbabwe who have come under attack from the country’s political leadership over their recent Pastoral Letter in which they called on the government to address economic and political challenges bedeviling the country.

Logo Catholic Professional Network of Zimbabwe (CPNZ). / Catholic Professional Network of Zimbabwe (CPNZ)

After Bishops’ Letter in Zimbabwe Draws Criticism, Catholic Professionals Show Solidarity

Members of the Catholic Professional Network of Zimbabwe (CPNZ) have expressed their solidarity with the Catholic Bishops in the country after their recent Pastoral Letter drew criticism from the Southern African nation’s leadership.

Bishops in Zambia who have just issued a Pastoral Letter on the need to share the word of God. /

“The sharing of the Word of God” Key Focus of Pastoral Letter of Bishops in Zambia

Having dedicated the year 2020 to the reflection of the Word of God with the aim “to venerate, celebrate, study, disseminate and live” the message in the Sacred Scriptures, the Bishops in the Southern African nation of Zambia have emphasized the need to share the word of God, reaching out to various groups in their country with specific recommendations.