- Oct 23, 2020
Catholic Relief Services fired its country representative in Sudan after allegations of verbal abuse and racism.
Catholic Relief Services, the overseas development arm of the U.S. bishops, says that erosion, soil fertility depletion, and competition between herders and farmers are hurting agriculture on the continent.
Catholic bishops in Congo are calling for a special international criminal court to try people suspected of mass killings and human rights abuses in the African country, where thousands of women and girls have been raped by armed men.
Several Nigerian bishops, including the head of the bishops’ conference, have criticized police attacks that have left at least 10 protesters dead and hundreds injured. The bishops say the protests are symptomatic of ongoing corruption issues in the country.
Lionel Messi knows something about children needing help, since he was once forced to emigrate to Spain as a child to receive medical treatment that would allow him to become a professional soccer player.
A Jesuit priest attempting a pilgrimage for peace in Cameroon was detained by police, who accused him of “an illegal activity on a public road.”