- Jan 22, 2020
Bishops in the Ivory Coast have expressed worry over the “climate of fear” in the West African nation as it prepares for elections this October.
Africa’s top prelate has hit back against the notion that clerical sexual abuse is a purely western problem, saying it happens on his home turf too, though he also pressed for Pope Francis’s newly minted reporting mechanism to be broadened to cover local issues.
In Africa, the Catholic Church plays a crucial role in peace building.
The Church in Africa must work to end violence against people with albinism through its schools and other education efforts, said Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of Mthatha, South Africa, first vice president of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar.
Africa’s bishops pledged to work together to ensure that the continent’s resources serve development and peace of all people.
Zambia’s bishops have launched a campaign to raise $9 million for food to be distributed in remote parts of the country hit by drought and floods.