- Jan 28, 2020
Meeting with a group of U.S. bishops this week, Pope Francis warned against seeming to participate in partisan politics and instead have the Church limit itself to promoting Christian values as people prepare to vote.
Bishops in the Ivory Coast have expressed worry over the “climate of fear” in the West African nation as it prepares for elections this October.
During his installation in the capital Lomé, Togo’s newest archbishop called on presidential candidates to be “servants of the people.”
As the people of Togo prepare to vote in a Feb. 22 presidential election February 22, 2019, retired Archbishop Kossi Philippe Fanoko Kpodzro of Lomé has accused the country’s ruling party of always winning through fraud.
A British bishop said he was relieved by the election defeat of political parties committed to liberalizing Britain’s abortion laws, but he was “not particularly enthused” by the Conservative Party agenda. A British cardinal called for a fresh start “in more ways than politics.”
Cameroon’s leading prelate has condemned the “deteriorating” human rights situation in the African country.