- Sep 30, 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.
As Catholic groups worldwide divest from fossil fuels, some priests, environmental conservationists and activists in East Africa are resisting an oil pipeline taking shape in their region.
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”
Cardinal Philippe Ouédraogo, who is now recovered after contracting the coronavirus, has issued a statement insisting that the pandemic is not a punishment from God, and appealing for debt forgiveness to help cushion Africa from the economic devastation of the pandemic.
A Catholic nun is working with young Kenyans to put Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si’ into action.
Church officials and experts in Africa say domestic violence is rising during government-enforced measures to fight COVID-19. Now, African Catholic leaders want the crimes tackled.