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How Salesian Missionaries are Protecting Youths in West Africa from Human Trafficking

Jul 30, 2020

On the occasion of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons marked July 30, the leadership of  Salesian Missions, the U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), has joined other humanitarian organizations in reviewing initiatives toward curbing human trafficking around the world, including countries in West Africa.

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.

Catholic Bishops in Senegal during a press conference in Dakar in March 2019.

Bishops in Senegal Urge Patience as Churches Remain Closed after Government Eased Measures

Jul 12, 2020

Catholic Bishops in Senegal have announced their collective decision to keep churches closed even after the government eased COVID-19 restrictions and urged the faithful “to be patient in faith and in hope.”

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Caritas Senegal Redirects Climate Change Funds Towards COVID-19 Fight

May 8, 2020

The Catholic Church in Senegal through its charity arm, Caritas Senegal, has announced the interruption of a fundraising initiative launched in March to alleviate effects of climate change and asked for permission to redirect the funds collected towards the battle against COVID-19 in the west African country.

Macky Sall, President of Senegal.

Senegal’s President Recounts His “constructive conversation with Pope Francis”

May 6, 2020

Senegal’s President Macky Sall has recounted his discussion with Pope Francis at the beginning of this week, terming it as “constructive” and mutually enriching.

Saint Germaine Parish Marsassoum vandalized by unidentified individuals.

Senegalese Church Desecrated, Consecrated Hosts Stolen, Priest Calls for “conversion”

Apr 23, 2020

The Saint Germaine Parish in the Diocese of Kolda located in Senegal’s Ziguinchor Region was recently broken into and consecrated hosts in the tabernacle stolen, the Parish Priest reported, Tuesday, April 21, calling for prayers for the conversion of those behind the theft at his parish church.

Saint Lazare Cemetery in Sengal's Capital, Dakar.

Senegal’s Archdiocese of Dakar Modifies Schedule for Burials Amid COVID-19

Mar 31, 2020

With 162 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the West African nation of Senegal, the Archdiocese of Dakar has adjusted schedules for burials at in the two Catholic cemeteries to take place “only in the morning” to allow the staff enough time to meet a curfew deadline, one of the measures put in place to avoid the spread of the virus that has claimed at least 37,815 lives across the globe.

Archbishop Benjamin Ndiaye of Senegal's Dakar Archdiocese with members of Caritas Senegal at the press conference to Launch the Fuudraising campaign, Saturday, March 7, 2020.

Caritas Senegal launches Fundraising Campaign to Address “effects of climate change”

Mar 10, 2020

In order to address the various crises facing Senegal as part of the “effects of climate change,” the Catholic Church in the West African nation, through its humanitarian arm Caritas Senegal, has launched the Senegal Emergency Fund (SEF) that seeks to help vulnerable persons in crisis situations.

Br. Charles Biagui with students of the Cours Sainte Marie de Hann  in Dakar, Senegal.

Catholic Education Secretariat in Senegal: Challenges, Perceptions, Opportunities

Dec 21, 2019

As the Church in the West African nation of Senegal prepares to officially inaugurate the new headquarters of the National Office of Catholic Education of Senegal (Onecs) in January in 2020, the Catholic Education Secretary in the country, Br. Charles Biagui, has outlined some of the challenges, perceptions and opportunities around Catholic education and called on the state to support the Church’s mission to evangelize through education. 

Students at St. Joan of Arc school, Dakar, Senegal

Catholic School in Senegal Lifts Ban on Headscarves for Muslim Students

Sep 17, 2019

Months after banning the wearing of head scarves at St. Joan of Arc school, a Catholic-sponsored school in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, the administration of the institution has given in to pressure and lifted the ban, allowing the expelled students to return to the school.