- May 26, 2020
A controversy surrounding the installation of a new archbishop of Juba has met stiff resistance, with a group of clerics and laypeople rejecting the Vatican’s choice.
As ethnic tensions threaten Cameroon’s social fabric, the country’s Catholic bishops have warned the country’s citizens about the dangers of moving down the road of tribalism.
Catholics in Nigeria have been angered by violence between communities in two eastern states of Africa’s most populous country.
At the popular level, Pope Francis often is perceived as a lovey-dovey man of dialogue and peace. However, beneath that surface still beats the heart of a classic Jesuit superior, and a dramatic show of papal muscle in Nigeria this week confirms that when the time comes for obedience, he fully and completely expects to get it.
“This is the only Kenya we have, and we must guard our liberties jealously so that those who come after us will find a country where there is peace and harmony,” the country’s bishops say. “We should never allow a few individuals to spoil the peace in Kenya and interfere with our inheritance.”