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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,…

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Brazil’s Coronavirus Nightmare – How it Got There

There is abundant evidence from other countries that inequality leads to worse outcomes and that strong leadership implementing clear policies works best. Brazil has failed on both counts. The coronavirus has taken advantage of Brazil’s preexisting fractures and inequalities, corroding an already afflicted society. Here, I take a look at how we’ve reached this point. Source: The Conversation Read…

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Cameroon: Catholic Aid Agency Responds to Government’s Call for Help in Dealing with Covid-19

With 12,592 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 10,100 recoveries and 313 deaths, Cameroon reportedly has one of Africa’s highest infection rates and has been described as the “COVID-19 epicenter in western and central Africa.” COVID-19 becomes the fourth emergency that the 25.2-million-population nation is dealing with, besides exacerbating Boko Haram attacks in the north, violent conflict in Anglophone west,…

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The Post-Covid-19 World – A Penetrating analysis

From the outset, too, long-term questions were emerging about the ‘post-Covid’ world. Such questions risk wishful thinking. Will the world indeed ‘emerge from crisis’, or are we now compelled to recognise that the concept of a ‘crisis-free existence’ is mere complacency? A public health specialist estimates that, even given a promising new treatment for those…

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Africa: UN Call for Ceasefire amid Covid-19 Falls on Deaf Ears

“Here the conflict is continuing,” the Archbishop of Bamenda in northwestern Cameroon, Archbishop Andrew Nkea has said in response to a survey by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International. Referencing the protracted conflict in the English-speaking region of Cameroon, Archbishop Nkea said, in the June 22 CAN report, that while many leaders of those advocating for…