Members of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) are calling on delegates attending the ongoing International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Spring meetings “to put in place viable plans for” African nations to recover from COVID-19 challenges.
Officials of the Jesuit Conference for Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) have lauded the international community for the latest fund to “low-income countries” in their efforts to recover from COVID-19 challenges.
The leadership of KwaZulu-Natal Christian Council (KZNCC) has, in a statement, condemned the ongoing violence in the South African Province saying the destruction of property witnessed during protests is “totally unacceptable.”
Pope Francis appealed for a global coronavirus recovery plan in a message to participants in the spring meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Catholic leaders in Africa have joined the more than 140 other Christian groups’ representatives from across the world who are calling on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to cancel developing nations’ debts amid COVID-19 challenges.
Religious men and women with presence in Africa and Europe have, in a collective statement, expressed the need for a recovery plan that goes beyond food security, debt cancellation, and dialogue around capital investments.
Members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa and Madagascar have, in a Press Release May 15, expressed concerns about the level of poverty on the continent terming it an “injustice” and addressed various entities that could help address the challenge amid COVID-19 crisis.
At the meeting bringing together Bishops at the helm of the Episcopal Conference of the Democratic Republic of Congo (CENCO), closeness to God in prayer was emphasized including the need to be role models in the carrying on the ministry of the apostles of Jesus.