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Freedom of Religion Restrictions in Sudan Cause for Concern for Christian Rights Entity

Jan 18, 2022

The leadership of the Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has expressed concern about the undermining of freedom of worship and belief in Sudan.

Some members of the Council of Religions in Mauritius . Credit: Catholic Diocese of Port Louis/Facebook

Religious Leaders in Mauritius Urge Government to Revise Public Worship Restrictions

Nov 16, 2021

Members of the Council of Religions in Mauritius are calling on the country’s government to revise upwards the number of worshippers who can take part in public celebrations at a go.

Fr. Peter Konteh. Credit: ACN

Catholic Priest in Sierra Leone Faults Harsh COVID-19 Restrictions, Says Ebola Was Worse

Sep 29, 2021

The Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone has faulted the COVID-19 restrictions that were imposed on places of worship in the West African country, saying that most of the restrictions were unnecessary and denied the people the religious encounter at the time they needed it the most.

Jennifer Constantin, Administrative Assistant for the Diocesan Tourism Commission of Mauritius' Port Louis Diocese. Credit: Port Louis Diocese

Church in Mauritius Accompanying Tourism Stakeholders amid COVID-19 Restrictions

Apr 24, 2021

The leadership of the Catholic Church in Mauritius has, in a report, highlighted the Church’s initiatives to reach out to those in the country’s tourism sector whose livelihoods have been negatively affected by COVID-19 restrictions.

Fr. Bonaventure Luchidio, the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Kenya. Credit: Screen Capture Capuchin TV

PMS Kenya Lauded for Robust Evangelization Initiatives Despite COVID-19 Restrictions

Apr 19, 2021

The leadership of the Society of Missionary Childhood , which seeks to help children to discover the missionary spirit across the globe, has lauded officials of the organization in Kenya for keeping children engaged in evangelization initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Churches in South Africa Reopen Under Revised COVID-19 Restrictions

Feb 5, 2021

Some Catholic Prelates in South Africa have announced the resumption of public worship in their respective jurisdictions following the readjustment of level three COVID-19 restrictions by the country’s President.

Our Lady of Victories Cathedral in Dakar Senegal set to resume public worship on November 1.

Ahead of “progressive resumption” of Public Worship in Senegal, Bishops Urge Prudence

Oct 25, 2020

Catholic Bishops in Senegal have announced the lifting of the suspension on the celebration of Mass in public effective November 1.

Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese.

Why COVID-19 Crisis is an Opportunity for Spiritual Growth: South Sudanese Bishop

Sep 5, 2020

A South Sudanese Bishop has, in an editorial message published on his Diocese’s website Thursday, September 3 explained why COVID-19 restrictions offer an opportunity for spiritual growth.

Bishop Moses Hamungole of Zambia’s Monze diocese receiving the donation from C &S Investments representative, George Chellah. / Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB)

“Church running out of resources” amid COVID-19 Restrictions: Zambian Prelate

Sep 2, 2020

A Catholic Bishop in Zambia has highlighted the challenges the local Church is facing amid COVID-19 restrictions saying charity initiatives have been negatively impacted.

Archbishop Benjamin Ndiaye of Senegal's Archdiocese of Dakar.

“Our faith has been strengthened” amid COVID-19 Restrictions: Senegalese Prelate

Jul 29, 2020

An Archbishop in Senegal has, in an interview on the challenges facing the local Church amid COVID-19 restrictions, said that the faith of the people of God in the West African nation “has been strengthened” through family prayer.

Our Lady of Fatima Cathedral, Nampula Mozambique.

Clerics in Mozambique Respond to Extended Restrictions on Public Worship

Jul 19, 2020

Clerics in Mozambique have spoken in response to the announcement to extend the closure of places of worship, which the country’s President made, terming the presidential directive as necessary in curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the Southern African nation.

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Ascension Feast to Mark Resumption of Public Mass in Burkina Faso, Niger

May 13, 2020

The resumption of the celebration of Holy Mass in public in the West African nations of Burkina Faso and Niger is expected on the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, Thursday, May 21, the Bishops in the two-nation Conference announced over the weekend.

Namugongo Martyrs Shrine in Uganda, venue for the annual celebration of Martyrs Day. / Uganda Episcopal Conference

Bishops in Uganda “postpone” Uganda Martyrs’ Day Pilgrimage over COVID-19 Restrictions

May 1, 2020

Bishops in the East African nation of Uganda have postponed indefinitely the celebrations of the Martyrs’ Day that had been scheduled for May 29 and June 3 due to the COVID-19 restrictions put in place by the government including public gatherings.