- Sep 20, 2020
A trio of Nigerian bishops condemned the enslavement of Nigerians who traveled to Libya for work, calling the practice a horrific abuse of human dignity.
Archbishop Samuel Kleda, the president of the bishops’ conference in Cameroon, says President Paul Biya should step down.
Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa, the Archbishop of Blantyre and head of the local bishops’ conference, called on the government to allow a referendum on a proposed new abortion law.
English-speaking and French-speaking bishops in Cameroon are being divided by the year-long ‘Anglophone crisis’ which has been threatening the country.
The Catholic Church in Ghana is calling on the government to end the practice of illegal gold mining, which bishops call a “menace” that has “plagued our nation.”
Congo’s bishops asked President Joseph Kabila to contribute to the stability of the country by declaring that he will not be a candidate for the next presidential election. In a statement Nov. 24 after a three-day meeting in the capital, the bishops reminded Kabila that he was the “guarantor of the constitution.” Although Congo’s constitution does not allow Kabila to run for a third term, many people fear he will try to do so.