- Jan 19, 2021
The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the chairman of its Committee on International Justice and Peace expressed solidarity with Lebanon and joined Pope Francis in his call for prayers for the nation following the deadly Aug. 4 explosion in Beirut.
The Central African Interfaith Peacebuilding Partnership, or CIPP. is led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and aims to build reconciliation in the country. COVID-19 is threatening the fragile stability of the country.
According to the chairperson of Zimbabwe’s Gender Commission, 22 women are raped every day in the country, one woman is abused every 75 minutes, an average of 646 women are sexually abused monthly, and one in three girls is raped or sexually assaulted before they reach the age of 18.
As the coronavirus pandemic commands global attention, for those working at organizations such as Catholic Relief Services, the health crisis is one in a long list of emergencies staff must tend to in its mission to help the world’s poorest.
The West African nation of Mali is suffering a political crisis as thousands of people are calling for the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who still has three years left in his final term.
Corruption in Somalia complicates the battle against the spread of COVID-19 in the Horn of Africa country, a representative of Caritas said.