- Sep 24, 2020
As the world reels from the COVID-19 pandemic, the poorest nations are suffering another problem: Crippling debt that has become nearly impossible to pay after the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus crisis.
KAMPALA, Uganda — The COVID-19 pandemic is testing the patience of some religious leaders across Africa who worry they will lose followers, and funding, as restrictions on gatherings continue. Some evangelical Christian leaders in Uganda have launched a campaign with the now-universal phrase of protest: “I can’t breathe.” Their members
Cardinal Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich of Luxembourg has said that in the aftermath of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, he believes both Europe and the Catholic Church on the continent will come out weaker than they were before.
As the Church marks the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on Sep. 1, Capuchin Brother Benedict Ayodi says September should be used by Christians to “reconcile with our Creator through communion with creation”
It’s been a particularly trying year for humanitarian workers, as they face unprecedented hurdles to assist people in pre-existing crises in 54 countries, plus a further nine which have been catapulted into situations of need by the COVID-19 pandemic.
From Africa to South America, bishops are saying enough is enough to the violence which for years has gripped nations throughout these regions, turning to the traditional practice of prayer and fasting to obtain peace.