- Jan 19, 2021
Catholic bishops in Ivory Coast have blamed corruption and urban development for flash floods that destroyed shops and homes and left 20 people dead in the West African country’s largest city.
The president of the bishops’ conference in the Ivory Coast has raised anew the problem of clergy who go abroad and never come home, often with no stable community or oversight.
Bishop Antoine Koné of Odienné, the president of the Ivory Coast bishops’ commission for social pastoral care, has called on the government to ease overcrowding in prisons.
In a message, Catholic bishops in Ivory Coast have spoken out about issues relating to security, high costs of living, youth unemployment and working conditions and launched a campaign of fasting and prayer for peace after a wave of army mutinies and civil service strikes.