- Aug 3, 2020
For over 20 years, eastern Congo been beset by war and conflict, with rival gangs fighting for control over the region’s rich mineral resources. While other aid organizations and NGOs have fled the area as a result of rising insecurity, religious sisters have remained.
One year after a high-stakes meeting for their Golden Jubilee, Africa’s continental body of bishops has had to adjust their bold new vision for evangelization due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has offered both challenges and unexpected opportunities.
Faith communities in Nigeria face daily violence and persecution, a U.S.-based rights group said. It called for U.S. intervention after a terrorist group executed five men abducted while providing assistance in northeastern Nigeria.
Cardinal Philippe Ouedraogo, president of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar, has urged courage in Africa, as cases of COVID-19 increase amid adoption of containment measures and prayers to defeat the pandemic.
The head of Caritas Ghana said although the government of the West African country had good policies in mitigating COVID-19, its approach to implementing the policies was weak.
The Central African Interfaith Peacebuilding Partnership, or CIPP. is led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and aims to build reconciliation in the country. COVID-19 is threatening the fragile stability of the country.