- Jul 10, 2020
As Burkina Faso gears up for presidential and legislative elections later this year, the Catholic Church is warning the country that a fraudulent election will make the hurt the country’s precarious security situation.
In a “farewell letter,” a bishop from Botswana recalled meeting and befriending George Floyd and his family on a visit to the United States.
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.
The African continent could easily become the next frontier in the COVID-19 pandemic, with the World Health Organization’s regional director, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, calling the spike in COVID-19 cases in Africa an “extremely rapid evolution,” and urging the continent to “wake up.”
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.