- May 24, 2020
According to a top government official who asked not to be named, Pope Francis and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres recently asked Cameroon’s “President for Life,” Paul Biya, to declare a ceasefire and to open a space for peaceful discussions.
In a global race to find a cure for COVID-19, Kenya has joined World Health Organization’s Solidarity Trial. But some Catholic bishops in the East African nation are urging caution, calling on scientists to strictly follow safety procedures and standards to ensure the ordinary people do not become “guinea pigs.”
A new report by the World Food Program says the spreading coronavirus could cause famine of ‘Biblical proportions’ in East Africa.
Throughout Africa, church officials are working to fight the stigma that comes with the pandemic. But in some areas, people fear death from hunger more than death from COVID-19.
A Nigerian bishop who was blocked from taking over the Diocese of Ahiara for years was last week installed as Bishop of Ekwulobia, hopefully ending a crisis that has shaken the Church in Africa’s most populous nation. Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke was appointed to Ahiara by Pope Benedict XVI in
As the world lockdowns in order to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, a leading Catholic aid agency is warning that efforts to stop malaria need to continue.