- May 26, 2020
Catholic groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo had called for peaceful demonstrations after Sunday Mass on Dec. 31, one year after the Catholic Church oversaw the signing of a 2016 accord that set a new election date to ease tensions in the central African country.
The Taize Brothers Community in Kenya have organized a five day retreat for young people from all over the continent to help them better understand and deepen their faith.
In the spirit of a Church that pushes evermore toward the peripheries, the 18th annual convention of the African Conference of Catholic Clergy and Religious in the United States met to address the upcoming concerns and hopes for the growing demographic.
In a statement, religious leaders in Zambia have criticized the actions of the country’s president, Edgar Lungu, who has harassed the media creating a situation where human rights are at risk. The leaders expressed their concerns that the president is “creating a new dictatorship.”
The South African Council of Churches has called for the dissolving of parliament and new general elections after a panel found severe corruption in government. In a statement the council said that members of parliament display “complete moral bankruptcy in the execution of their responsibilities in upholding the laws of the land.”
The Vatican released statistics showing that the evergreen problem of priest shortages still persists. However, the one bright spot is on the African continent which continues its “positive trend” in providing more vocations and more Catholics as a whole.