- Jan 22, 2020
As Africa enters a new year, Church leaders hope many of the problems of 2019 can be put behind them.
One of Nigeria’s leading bishops says the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other foreign nationals in South Africa is “sad, and it is hard to know how Africa got to this stage.”
Zambia’s bishops urged South African leaders to do more to stop xenophobic attacks, and a South African archbishop warned of a rising tide of hatred and violence in the country.
A leading bishop in South Africa said clerical sexual abuse is a problem the Church is trying to confront in the country.
President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa is in a good position to fight corruption in the country, according to an official of the local bishops’ conference.
Security concerns are largely exaggerated in South Africa, leading to the exploitation of migrants, according to Catholic leaders in the country.