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Africa

 

“The critical challenges and enormous potential facing Africa today serve as the opportunity for--and test of--our mutual solidarity. Our response to this vocation of solidarity with the Church and peoples of Africa enables us to express love ‘in deed and in truth’ (1 John 3:18), a love that creates no borders and sets no limits to what might be accomplished together in Christ.”  --United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, A Call to Solidarity with Africa (2001)

What's New?

Instability and Election in Côte d’Ivoire

Bishop David J. Malloy writes to Secretary of State Pompeo to support the concerns raised by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Côte d’Ivoire (CBCI) regarding the potential for violence as a result of elections due to occur in Côte d’Ivoire later this fall.

Growing Conflict in the Sahel
In a letter to Secretary of State Pompeo, Bishop David J. Malloy writes to express his concern about the growing conflict and loss of life in the Sahel countries of Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger and the risk of its spread to neighboring countries such as Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.  In his letter he provided a policy framework proposing recommendations on how the U.S. government can further address this conflict.

Concern for West Africa
Bishop David J. Malloy writes to Secretary of State Pompeo to express his deep concern regarding the level of conflict and instability in West Africa, specifically the increasing violence in Nigeria due to herder-farmer conflict.

Prayer Procession for Peace in Nigeria
In a letter to the president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria, Bishop David J. Malloy writes to express his solidarity and support on the eve of a nationwide prayer procession taking place on Ash Wednesday.

Backgrounder on Peace in the Sahel Initiative
January 2020

Political, Social, and Human Rights Conditions in Burundi
Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio writes to Secretary of State Pompeo about the situation in Burundi.  Archbishop Broglio conveys to Secretary Pompeo a letter from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Burundi in which the Bishops express appreciation for progress as well as raise concerns.

Respect the Human Rights of All Cameroonian Citizens
On October 4, 2019, Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio writes to Congress to express general support for resolutions that call upon the Government of Cameroon and armed separatist groups to respect the human rights of all Cameroonian citizens, to end all violence and to pursue an inclusive dialogue to resolve the conflict. 

Soldarity with the People of Burkina Faso
In a June 6, 2019 letter to the President of the National Episcopal Conference of Burkina Faso and Niger, Archbishop Tmothy P. Broglio writes to express solidarity with the people of Burkina Faso as they struggle with the ongoing wave of violent terrorist attacks.

Political Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in the Central African Republic
On February 27, 2019, Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio and Mr. Sean Callahan, President of Catholic Relief Services wrote to Secretary of State Pompeo urging that he take full advantage of the opportunities for peace that exist in the newly signed Political Agreement for Peace and Reconciliaiton in the Central African Republic.

Soldarity with Cameroon
Archbishop Broglio writes to express our solidarity with the people and the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC), as the country continues to struggle with the current crisis in the two Anglophone Provinces.

Burundi
Central African Republic
Chad
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ethiopia
Kenya
Liberia
Libya
Mali
Niger
Nigeria
Republic of the Congo
Rwanda
Sierra Leone
Somalia
Sudan
Uganda
Zimbabwe


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