11th July 2020

Bishops from across the Globe Decry Exploitation of Vulnerable Workers by Multinationals

According to the Bishop signatories, big multinational corporations are exploiting their vulnerable workers and, during the pandemic, giving the workers the raw end of the deal that includes cancelling the raw deals at the last minute. “With the outbreak of COVID-19, humanity faces an unprecedented global crisis. In addition to the threat to public health, the economic and social disruption threatens the long-term livelihoods and … Read more

Former General Superior Missionaries of Africa Appointed Member Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

A Ghanaian Bishop known for his love for people suffering from mental illness in the West African country has been recognized by the Holy Father who has appointed him to the position of member of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) in one of the latest Papal appointments. In the July 4 appointment, Pope Francis named Bishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr of Wa alongside … Read more

Kumbo, Cameroon: ‘The Priest Today must be an Agent of Hope to a Dying and Suffering People’ – Bp George Nkuo

“You are called upon to bring the message of hope to God’s people especially in these challenging times of insecurity and the coronavirus pandemic,” the 67-year-old Cameroonian Prelate told candidates and added, “You should be at the service of the people. The Priest today must be an agent of hope to a dying and suffering people.” Bishop Nkuo who doubles as the President of Bamenda … Read more

Kenya: Bishops decry Ongoing Violence in Dioceses of Ngong and Marsabit

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have, in a collective statement, said they are “deeply concerned” about persistent violent conflicts in two areas covered by the dioceses of Ngong and Marsabit “due to ethnic, clan hatred, competition over resources and leadership wrangles” and described the situation as “barbaric, unfortunate, saddening and regrettable”. “We, the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) – Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC), … Read more

DR Congo: ‘You Reap What You Sow’ – Bishops Make their Voice Heard

Kinshasa (Agenzia Fides) – “We are convinced that the rule of law is based on democratic principles that are inspired not only by the power of the majority, but also by the recognition of fundamental moral values respectful of human dignity, life and intangible and inalienable rights from every man. A parliamentary majority, however legal it may be, loses its legitimacy when it is disconnected … Read more

Basankusu, DR Congo: Hit by a Double – Ebola and Covid-19

In a message to Fr John Kirwan mhm the bishop of Basankusu, the Right Rev Joseph Mokobe Ndjoku, writes: It is becoming increasingly clear that the covid-19 pandemic is in the process of radically changing our manner of living and relating, the way we live our deepest convictions. I had to wait a while to respond to your message because I wanted to have a … Read more

Buea, Cameroon: Commotion around Changes Operated at Catholic University Institute of Buea by Bishop Michael Bibi

On June 11, Bishop Bibi made changes at CUIB, appointing Professor Victor Julius Ngoh as Vice Chancellor, a position previously held by Fr. George Nkeze Jingwa, whom the Bishop asked to take a sabbatical leave. The University Council disapproved of the change, writing in reaction, “Bishop Bibi’s actions have reached unprecedented levels of commotion resulting to publications of articles a reasonable person would consider not … Read more

South Africa: ‘Too early to Open Churches for Worship’ – Archbishop Stephen Brislin

“After a great deal of discussion, dialogue and seeking advice, I believe it is unwise, at this time, to open our churches for public worship,” Archbishop Stephen Brislin of Cape Town says. In his Wednesday, June 3 statement seen by ACI Africa, Archbishop Brislin says that “the trajectory of the Covid-19 virus in South Africa is still upwards. The recommendation is usually that the infection rate should … Read more

India: Death of Pioneering Christian Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh

“Jogi is the main architect of Chhattisgarh state, and in his death we have lost a great leader who always put the state and its people first,” said Archbishop Victor Hendry Thakur based in state capital Raipur. Jogi became Chhattisgarh’s first chief minister in 2000 when the state was carved out of Madhya Pradesh, purportedly to help the advancement of tribal people. The state mostly covered … Read more

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