Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have, at the end of their plenary assembly, highlighted four challenges the people of God in the Central African nation are facing, which they want addressed for the achievement of national cohesion and development.
The Archbishop of Cameroon’s Douala Archdiocese has called upon young people in the Central African nation to cultivate peace in their respective communities, and cautioned them against engaging in violence and corruption.
The Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Owerri Archdiocese, which covers Imo State, has expressed concerns about killings of innocent citizens by “known and unknown gunmen” and called on the Governor of the Nigerian State to “convoke a Ceasefire Meeting.”
The Bishop of Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Butembo-Beni Diocese has denounced terror attacks and far-reaching human rights violations that seem to target Christians in the East of the country, a region covered by his episcopal see.
Last week’s attack on a village in the Tillaberi region within Niger’s Archdiocese of Niamey that led to the fleeing of Christians from the region is a blow to a local church that is considered “fragile”, a Missionary Cleric ministering in the affected areas has said.
Escalating bloodshed in Nigeria is fueled in part by religious extremism – and the United States must recognize this in order to achieve peace, says the former U.S. religious freedom ambassador.
Young people in Nigeria have been urged to use social media for the development of the country and to desist from engaging such platforms to cause animosity and violence in the West African country.
The Bishop-elect of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Rumbek has expressed concerns over growing inter-communal violence that has left more than twenty young people dead in Lakes State, a region covered by the episcopal see he is expected to administer.
Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM) have expressed their solidarity with all those affected by the violence in the Province of Cabo Delgado within the Catholic Diocese of Pemba and “yearn for a dignified life.”
For nearly five years, Carmelite Sisters in the Ecclesiastical Province of Kananga of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have stayed at premises that were looted and partly destroyed in violence that wreaked havoc in the Central African country between 2016 and 2017.
The Pontifical charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has reached out to the victims of violence in Mozambique who have been traumatized by the various kinds of atrocities they are facing owing to the ongoing insurgency in their country.
The ongoing violence in Senegal that started last week is a cause for concern for Catholic Bishops in the Ecclesiastical Province of Dakar who are calling on parties in conflict to “foster dialogue” and end the skirmishes.
Following days of post-election unrest in some parts of Ghana, members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) have called on the leadership of political parties and their supporters to restrain from all forms of violence.
A Bishop in Mozambique says the Catholic Church in the Southern African nation has become the voice of the country’s poor people who are suffering “the most” amid armed conflict in the region of Cabo Delgado that is part of Pemba Diocese.
Amid persistent interethnic violence between Nigeria’s Tiv and Jukun ethnic groups, the Archbishop of Abuja has encouraged members of both tribes to understand cultural diversities and to “appreciate what each has.”
The All African Council of Churches (AACC) and other faith-based actors have recommended the formulation of legislations that support safety of women and children as their way forward in reinforcing gender justice and child safeguarding.
The leadership of Pax Christi International, a global Catholic peace movement, has expressed “great” concerns about the ongoing violent conflict in Ethiopia pitting the Federal government against the local authorities of the country’s Northernmost Tigray region.
Catholic Bishops in Eritrea have expressed sadness over the ongoing civil conflict in Ethiopia highlighting the negative effects of war, including loss of lives, displacements, destructions, among others.
The leadership of a Catholic refugee agency with operations in 56 countries worldwide is appealing for humanitarian access to Ethiopia’s Tigray region, which is experiencing violent conflict between the Federal government forces and the paramilitary in the Northern region of the Horn of Africa country.
Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso have outlined four conditions that could guarantee peaceful presidential and parliamentary elections in the West African nation slated to take place on November 22.