COVID-19 pandemic threatens ‘fragile’ peace of Central African Republic

(CGOL) Cameroon – Central African Republic’s health minister is blasting the “big inequality crisis” in coronavirus testing as he sees rich countries conduct tens of thousands of tests daily while his own struggles to obtain supplies for a couple hundred

COVID-19 pandemic threatens ‘fragile’ peace of Central African Republic

(CGOL) Cameroon – Central African Republic’s health minister is blasting the “big inequality crisis” in coronavirus testing as he sees rich countries conduct tens of thousands of tests daily while his own struggles to obtain supplies for a couple hundred

Violence against Catholic sites: US Bishops urge love in response to hatred

(CGOL) The Bishops of the United States respond to reports of increasing incidents of church vandalism and fires, and urge understanding and love in response to confusion and hatred. The Bishops’ Conference of the United States, the USCCB, has issued

Reopening of ancient cathedral a silver lining for Syria’s Christians

(CGOL) After nearly a decade of being caught in the middle of Syria’s bloody civil war, Christians in the country are living in situations of violence, acute poverty, and now the COVID-19 coronavirus. However, earlier this week the reopening of

Togo archbishop reminds president he is a ‘servant of the people’

(CGOL)  During his installation in the capital Lomé, Togo’s newest archbishop called on presidential candidates to be “servants of the people.” Archbishop Nicodème Barrigah-Benissan was speaking just weeks before the West African nation’s Feb. 22 presidential poll. In attendance at

Texas Catholics decry Governor’s decision to spurn refugees

(CGOL) Catholic bishops across Texas have said Friday’s decision by Governor Greg Abbott not to allow new refugees to settle in the state is “deeply discouraging and disheartening” and are calling on the Catholic governor to reverse his stance. In

Edmonton recalls members of Iranian community killed in Tehran crash

(CGOL(  Alberta – If grief is a journey, this is the first painful step: searing heartache. More than 2,500 people filled the Saville Community Sports Centre at the University of Alberta Jan. 12 to remember the lives of 13 Edmontonians

Leonardo Boff in twitter war on liberation theology with Brazilian foreign minister

(CGOL)  Brazil – In a harsh exchange of tweets with Brazilian theologian Leonardo Boff on Jan. 1, Brazil’s foreign minister Ernesto Araújo accused Liberation Theology of being responsible for the decline in the number of Catholics in Brazil. In a

Colombian Bishops appeal for resumption of peace process

(CGOL) The Catholic Bishops of the Pacific and Southwest regions of Colombia issue a statement appealing for the resumption of a peace process “in the perspective of respect for human rights, peoples’ rights and international humanitarian law.” Colombian bishops of

Ireland’s Church Leaders unite to welcome new Power-Sharing Deal

(CGOL) The leaders of Ireland’s main Churches welcome the agreement reached between Northern Ireland’s political parties and the UK and Irish Governments. In a statement they say the new deal offers a new start and fresh hope.  Ireland’s Church leaders

Mexico and Guatemala protest US migrant agreement

(CGOL) The Mexican and Guatemalan Governments are protesting against a move which will see would be asylum seekers being sent to Guatemala, as their applications are being considered by US Immigration Authorities.  Guatemala was obliged to sign an agreement with