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World Bank/IMF Leaders Need to Foster Africa’s “fresh journey, hope, dignity”: SECAM

Oct 15, 2023

World leaders participating in the 2023 World Bank Group - International Monetary Fund (IMF) Annual Meetings in Marrakech, Morocco, need to foster Africa’s economic interests, envisioning “a fresh journey” and a path that promotes “hope and dignity” on the continent, Catholic Bishops in Africa have said.

Bishop Sithembele Sipuka, First Vice President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM). Credit: Bishop Sithembele Sipuka

Catholic Bishops in Africa Urge IMF, World Bank to Help Address Africa’s COVID-19 Recovery

Apr 21, 2022

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. 

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Jesuits in Africa Laud Latest World Bank-facilitated Fund to “low-income countries”

Dec 24, 2021

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.  

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Faith Leaders Condemn South Africa’s Violence, Say “this is totally unacceptable”

Jul 13, 2021

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.”

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Pope Francis Calls for Global COVID-19 Recovery Plan in Message to World Bank and IMF

Apr 8, 2021

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).

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Catholic Leaders in Africa Join Global Calls to Cancel Developing Countries’ Debts

Oct 13, 2020

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.

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Religious Missionaries in Africa, Europe Want “just, inclusive post COVID-19 recovery”

Jun 25, 2020

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.

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Heal “injustice of poverty” in Africa to Successfully Contain COVID-19: Jesuits

May 16, 2020

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.

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“Humanly, left to ourselves, we are incapable of doing a divine work”: DR Congo Prelate

Feb 26, 2020

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.