- Oct 27, 2020
Bishops’ conferences from Francophone West Africa have pledged solidarity with Christian communities after a spate of Islamist attacks and urged governments and religious leaders to do more to counter “unlooked-for menaces, tragedies and catastrophes.”
With less than two months to the presidential election in Senegal, Catholic leaders have been spending the Christmas season preaching peace before, during and after the election.
Senegal’s top Catholic cleric has condemned a series of ritualistic killings in the West African country.
Over 200 bishops gathered in Senegal for a meeting organized by Caritas Africa to explore the issues facing the continent, including bad leadership, poverty, and migration. The bishops said they were committed to dealing with Africa’s problems, and said this starts with expanding on the work of charity.