Catholic Bishops in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Rwanda have, in a collective statement, expressed concern about violence in the African Great Lakes region of Central-Eastern Africa and urged parties in conflict to dialogue.
Religious leaders who met in Mozambique’s city of Pemba have distanced themselves from extremists who kill in the name of religion in the country’s Cabo Delgado Province and vowed to unite in the fight against radicalism and violence in the embattled region.
The prayer sessions organized in Nigeria’s Jalingo Diocese for peace in Taraba State is part of the missionary responsibility of the faithful, the Local Ordinary of the Episcopal See has said.
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.
Following persistent cases of insecurity recorded in Nigeria’s Orlu Diocese, the Local Ordinary of the Catholic Diocese located within Imo State has appealed to the warring parties to end the bloodshed and seek dialogue.
Two formation programs of the Sisters of Our Lady of Peace in South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese have been halted amid violence and insecurity, the leadership of the Diocesan Congregation has said.
The warring parties in South Sudan’s conflict need to go beyond talking about peace, and walk the talk, a South Sudanese Catholic Bishop has said.
Catholic Bishops in Kenya have voiced their concern about the ongoing violence in Laikipia, Kerio Valley and Marsabit, areas that fall within the Kenyan Dioceses of Nyahururu, Kitale and Marsabit, respectively.
Catholic Bishops in South Sudan are alarmed by violent conflicts and killings in various parts of the country and challenge the government to take the responsibility of providing “security to the population.”
The Catholic Bishop of South Africa’s Umtata Diocese has acknowledged the calm in the country that followed a series of violent attacks and cautioned the country’s poor people against accepting to be used by those in power to fuel violence.
Catholic Bishops in Cameroon’s Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province have, in a collective message, renewed their appeal for an end to the protracted conflict in the country’s Anglophone regions.
Catholic Church leaders in Southern Africa should call on the South Africa’s government to hold accountable the perpetrators of last month’s riots that started after former President Jacob Zuma handed himself over to police, the Bishop at the helm of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has said.
The leadership of Eswatini’s lone Catholic Diocese is dedicating August 15, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, to “prayer and healing.”
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.
The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has discouraged “criminal or violent actions”, noting that there are better ways for the suffering millions in the West African country to express their frustrations.
The leadership of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) that brings together Catholic Bishops in Africa have “passionately” appealed to the people of God on the continent to avoid divisions, striving to embrace an inclusive culture that is rooted in Christ.
A Catholic Archbishop in South Africa has favorably compared the situation in the country amid violent protests and COVID-19 pandemic with the experience of the people of Israel in the wilderness.
Faith groups in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State have expressed concerns over the escalating violence in the region, a situation they say is causing a lot of distress among the people and called for an end to suffering.
Catholic Bishops in Zambia have cautioned political actors against inciting members of the public to violence before, during and after general elections scheduled to take place on August 12.
If the recent violent protests and attacks in South Africa were masterminded, the motivation was driven by selfishness and efforts toward “self-preservation”, a Catholic Archbishop in the country has said.