Zambia, Uganda and Malawi Renew Efforts to End Child Marriage

CISA SEPTEMBER 19, 2017(CISA) – Three African heads of state have pledged to support efforts in ending child marriage in Africa by 2030. Presidents Edgar Lungu of Zambia,Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and Peter Mutharika of Malawi said that they were committed towards ending child marriage completely in Africa, reported African News Network. “We cannot harvest the […]

LESOTHO: Christian Council Urges Government, Opposition to Observe Rule of Law

MASERU, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017(CISA) – The Christian Council of Lesotho (CCL) has called on the government, the opposition and the general public to observe the rule of law to ensure peace and stability in the country. In a statement on September 12, the council warned against media polarization, saying this had contributed to the current climate […]

VATICAN: Freed Indian Priest Fr Tom Meets Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY SEPTEMBER 15, 2017(CISA) – Pope Francis on September 13 met Fr Tom Uzhunnalil, a day after his release from captivity. According to the Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, the Pope welcomed Fr Uzhunnalil, an Indian Salesian priest, at his residence, the Domus Sanctae Marthae. Arriving before Pope Francis, the Salesian knelt before him and kissed […]

BURUNDI: Catholic Bishops Call for Inclusive Dialogue

BUJUMBURA SEPTEMBER 15, 2017(CISA)-The Catholic Bishops Conference of Burundi (CECAB) has called on Burundians to engage in inclusive dialogue to prevent further bloodshed in the nation. In a communiqué released on September 10, the bishops noted that Burundians had suffered so much from war casualties and no responsible citizen should accept that the country plunges […]

KENYA: Put Your House in Order before Holding another Election, Religious Council Tells IEBC

NAIROBI SEPTEMBER 12, 2017(CISA) – Interreligious Council of Kenya (IRC) has called upon the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to ensure that it puts its house in order before conducting the October 17 fresh Presidential Elections. “IEBC should focus on the coming elections by ensuring that they put their house in order first. Do not […]

NIGERIA: Archbishop Kaigama Calls for Religious Tolerance in Nation

JOS, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017(CISA)-Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of the Catholic Archdiocese of Jos has called for religious tolerance among the country’s different religions and ethnic groups. “There is, therefore, urgent need for forgiveness and reconciliation between ethnic groups, and religious communities; wounds need to heal and those groups feeling marginalised need to get the desired attention. […]

KENYA: Stop Intimidation of the Supreme Court, Catholic Bishops Say

NAIROBI SEPTEMBER 8, 2017(CISA)- The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has called for an end to open intimidation and threats against the Supreme Court that on September 1 nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win. “We call upon the Jubilee party (ruling Coalition) and other leaders to accept the ruling and stop the threats, intimidation and vendetta […]