- Mar 31, 2020
Caritas Ghana has put in place a nine-month emergency response plan with the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference to ensure that the poor and vulnerable receive critical and basic services in the two archdioceses most affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Kenyan Catholics are mourning the death of Archbishop Raphael Ndingi Mwana’a Nzeki, 88, the retired Nairobi archbishop who died March 30 after a long illness.
As the coronavirus cases rise in Kenya, many city residents are fleeing to their rural homes, despite a warning from clerics and government officials.
Africa’s informal settlements, where running water is scarce, make for a “perfect storm” as COVID-19 spreads through the continent, said a prominent South African Jesuit.
The African continent could easily become the next frontier in the COVID-19 pandemic, with the World Health Organization’s regional director, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, calling the spike in COVID-19 cases in Africa an “extremely rapid evolution,” and urging the continent to “wake up.”
The principal of a Catholic girls’ school was among 15 people killed in the impact of an explosion at a gas processing plant in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital.