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Delegation of South Sudan political leaders at the Vatican with Pope Francis in April 2019. Credit:Vatican Media

“Remember Pope Francis’ Kiss” Campaign to Foster Peace, Stability in South Sudan: Activist

Apr 13, 2022

A campaign dubbed “remember Pope Francis' Kiss for Peace” that was recently launched in South Sudan aims at challenging political leaders in the East-Central African nation to foster “peace and stability”, an activist involved in the campaign has said.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, April 13, 2022. Vatican Media.

"Armed aggression" is "an outrage against God": Pope Francis

Apr 13, 2022

The pope described war as ‘a blasphemous betrayal of the Lord of Passover.’

Msgr. Mambé Jean-Sylvain Emien, the new Apostolic Nuncio to the West African nation of Mali. Credit: Vatican Media

New Apostolic Nuncio to Mali Says Country to Realize True Peace “only through dialogue”

Feb 11, 2022

The West African nation of Mali can “achieve true peace” and development only if the leadership and citizens embrace dialogue, the newly appointed Apostolic Nuncio to the country has said.

Berhaneyesus Cardinal Souraphiel. Credit: Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat/Facebook

Ethiopia’s Cardinal Urges Citizens to “avoid pride, hatred that break the chain of peace”

Jan 7, 2022

There is need for the people of God in Ethiopia to shun pride, anger and hatred that obstruct peace in the Horn of Africa nation, the Cardinal in country has said in his message ahead of Christmas Day marked on Friday, January 7.

Logo of the Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference (GCBC). Credit: GCBC

Catholic Bishops in Ghana "alarmed by growing culture of disrespect, insults," Urge Peace

Dec 17, 2021

Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) have, in their Christmas message, expressed their concerns about what they have described as an “unfortunate growing culture of disrespect and insults” in the West African nation.

Pope Francis with Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, in the Vatican, Nov. 10, 2017. L'Osservatore Romano.

Justice and Peace Commissions Offer an "indispensable service": Pope Francis

Nov 17, 2021

The pope said that justice and peace could be built only through ‘two paths.’

Credit: Aid to the Church in Need

Catholic Priest Fleeing Violence in Ethiopia Pleads for Peace in Heart-wrenching Message

Nov 2, 2021

A Catholic Missionary has written to Catholic Pontifical foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, appealing for peace in areas surrounding Ethiopia’s Tigray region that have experienced violence for nearly a year, plunging the region into a deep humanitarian crisis.

YOWICAN Chairman, Belusochukwu Enwere (right) holding a copy of the Bible and the National President of the National Council of Muslim Youth Organization, Sani Suleiman (left) holding a copy of the Coran. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Planned Christian, Muslim Youth Summit in Nigeria to “explore peace, unity challenges”

Oct 1, 2021

The planned Peace, Unity and National Integration Summit under the auspices of the Christian and Muslim youth leaders in Nigeria is expected to explore challenges to peace and unity in the West African Nation

President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Ethiopia, Berhaneyesus Cardinal Souraphiel. Credit: Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat/Facebook

“Avoid hate speech, preach love, peace”: Ethiopia’s Catholic Bishops in New Year Message

Sep 10, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia have, in a message ahead of the country’s New Year Day celebrations, called on the people of God in the Horn of Africa nation to embrace peace amid growing violence.

President Alassane Ouattara and Laurent Gbagbo during the July 27 meeting in Abidjan. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Alassane Ouattara, Laurent Gbagbo Meeting “timely for reconciliation”: Ivorian Archbishop

Aug 3, 2021

The Archbishop of Ivory Coast’s Korhogo Archdiocese has described the July 27 meeting between President Alassane Ouattara and former President Laurent Gbagbo as timely for the reconciliation process in the West African nation.

Members of the Central African Episcopal Conference (CECA) in consultation before a meeting with President Faustin-Archange Touadéra. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Bishops in Central African Republic Decry Insecurity, Appeal for "commitment to peace"

Jun 28, 2021

Catholic Bishops in the Central African Republic (CAR) have, in a collective statement, expressed concerns about violence in the country and called upon all parties in conflict and citizens to be committed to peace. 

Francis Cardinal Arinze during the Holy Mass at the Vatican to pray for peace in Burkina Faso. Credit: Vatican Media

At Vatican’s Holy Mass for Peace in Burkina Faso, Nigerian Cardinal Reflects on Terrorism

Jun 22, 2021

At the Eucharistic celebration organized at the Vatican to pray for peace in Burkina Faso, Francis Cardinal Arinze reflected on terrorism in Africa, delinking the menace from religion.

A poster announcing the 2021 Youth Day celebrations in South Africa' Kroonstad Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Young People in South Africa Urged to Stand Up for Jesus, Justice, Peace on Youth Day

Jun 15, 2021

The Bishop of South Africa’s Catholic Diocese of Kroonstad has called upon young people in the country to be witnesses of Jesus Christ in their families and society and to stand up for justice and peace ahead of the country’s Youth Day on Wednesday, June 16.

Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, April 4, 2021./ Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

Jerusalem Patriarch Calls for Peace, Cooperation in Holy Land

May 24, 2021

The Patriarch of Jerusalem urged peace, mutual understanding, and cooperation among religious groups in his homily on Saturday, underscoring the unique character of the city of Jerusalem and the importance of maintaining peace.

Members of of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC) and Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) during their annual joint meeting at the Saint James Catholic Church, Osu, Accra. Credit: GCBC

Four Concerns Christian Leaders in Ghana Want Addressed for Peace, Harmony, Justice

May 7, 2021

Christian leaders in Ghana have, in a collective statement at the end of their Annual Joint Meeting, outlined four concerns, which they want addressed in view of achieving peace, harmony and Justice in the West African nation.

Late President Idriss Déby Itno who succumbed to injuries from a battle with the Front for Change and Concord in Chad (FACT) on 20 April 2021. Credit: Presidency of the Republic of Chad

As Chad’s President is Laid to Rest, Bishops Call Warring Parties to Inclusive Dialogue

Apr 23, 2021

As the President of Chad is being laid to rest Friday, April 23, Catholic Bishops in the North-Central African nation are calling on the warring parties to an “inclusive national dialogue” to bring an end to the ongoing violent conflict.

Members of the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) during a press conference on 15 February 2021 / ACI Africa

Church Leaders in South Sudan Want Peace Restored Ahead of Unity Government Anniversary

Feb 21, 2021

Church leaders and representatives of various civil groups in South Sudan are appealing to the government to restore peace, security and stability in the East-Central African country ahead of the first anniversary of the formation of the transitional government of national unity aimed at bringing peace.

Pietro Cardinal Parolin with Cameroon's President, Paul Biya during an audience at the Unity Palace on 29 January 2021 / Presidency of the Republic of Cameroon (PRC)

Holy See Wants “peace, reconciliation” in Cameroon's Troubled Regions: Vatican Cardinal

Jan 31, 2021

The Holy See is closely following the conflict in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions and wants the warring parties to seek the path of dialogue for peace and reconciliation in the Central African nation, the Vatican’s Secretary of State has said.

Catholic Bishops in Ivory Coast with administrative authorities during the official ceremony of their 117th plenary Assembly. / Episcopal Conference of Ivory Coast (CECCI)

Amid Search for Peace “we must not give in to discouragement”: Bishops in Ivory Coast

Jan 25, 2021

Against the backdrop of a socio-political tension in Ivory Coast, Catholic Bishops in the country are urging the people of God to not give up in the search of the much-needed peace.

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese. / Public Domain

Let Refugees, IDPs Find Peace When They Come Home, South Sudanese Bishop to Politicians

Jan 20, 2021

Following random murders of civilians by what authorities have referred to as “unknown gunmen” in South Sudanese villages, a Catholic Bishop has told politicians to make the country peaceful for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugees after thet return home.