- Sep 21, 2020
Mozambique’s president and the leader of the Renamo opposition signed a peace accord on Thursday to end years of hostilities that followed a 15-year civil war.
At the close of a high-stakes meeting last week, bishops from throughout Africa have said the event was not only a sign of hope, but they doubled down on their commitment to evangelization, specifically highlighting the role of laypeople, including youth and women.
Compared to other African countries, Ghana has been relatively stable following the transition to democratic rule in 1992. But Ghana has yet to tackle widespread corruption and ranks as number 81 out of 180 countries in Transparency International’s 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI).
Africa’s bishops pledged to work together to ensure that the continent’s resources serve development and peace of all people.
The Vatican has allowed the bishops of Zimbabwe to open the sainthood cause of a British missionary murdered after he refused to abandon his ministry to people with Hansen’s disease during the country’s civil war.
For two years Pope Francis has been vocal about his intention to visit South Sudan as soon as security conditions allow, and while peacemaking is still in progress, one man close to the negotiations has said it’s only a matter of time.