Peter Ebere Cardinal Okpaleke of Nigeria’s Ekwulobia Diocese has urged the Laity in the West African nation to “actively” engage in the country’s politics.
The Laity in Nigeria have been called upon to manifest servant leadership traits after the example of Jesus Christ.
Peter Ebere Cardinal Okpaleke, the Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Ekwulobia Diocese, has cautioned against Bills that seek to negate gains the West African nation has made in the practice of religion, describing them as “evil bills”.
The pope was speaking to members of the Chemin Neuf Politics Fraternity.
The catholic Bishop of Kenya’s Kericho Diocese has condemned harassment of women and the youth as they try to participate in the politics of the East African country.
Politics in Ghana has shifted bring being “a divinely ordained profession” to a word that is “disgusting”, a Catholic Bishop in the West African nation has said.
The leadership of the Catholic Church “does not play partisan politics”, a Nigerian Priest has sought to clarify ahead of his country’s general elections scheduled to take place next year.
Denunciation is not enough when it comes to issues of injustice, the pope said this weekend.
“It is important to promote a ‘culture of faces,’ which places the dignity of the person at the center," Pope Francis said.
A Catholic Archbishop in Zambia has called on all politicians and their supporters to desist from any form of violence to showcase their political might before, during or after the general elections slated for next week.
Catholic Bishops in Madagascar have told the President of the Indian Ocean Island country that the Church and her leadership exist, not to engage in politics, but to offer spiritual support and advice to all members of society including political leaders for the welfare of the country.
Those in leadership in Nigeria need to give young people “a level playing ground” to enable them contribute to the political and economic matters of the West African country, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Abuja Archdiocese has said.
The head of the Catholic Church in Mauritius has defended church leaders in the Indian Ocean Island nation against accusations of interfering with the running of the country noting that they cannot “remain indifferent.”
In a message to Joe Biden on inauguration day, Pope Francis said he is praying the new United States president will make decisions which respect the rights and dignity of every person, especially the poor and most vulnerable.
A member of the Clergy of Uganda’s Gulu Archdiocese has been suspended from exercising his priestly ministry following his decision to join active politics even after his Local Ordinary “tried very much to dissuade him from taking such a step.”
A Nigerian Archbishop has termed as “surprising” and “embarrassing” claims that a Catholic priest in the West African country is partisan in the country’s politics, having expressed explicit support for a State Governor.