TOGO: Bishops Condemn Violence, Call for Peaceful Demonstrations

LOME SEPTEMBER 19, 2017(CISA) – Catholic Bishops Conference of Togo (CEDUT) has condemned violent protests and excessive use of force by police to rioters in the nation. “In the phase of social tension that exists in Togo, it is necessary to seek peaceful and constructive confrontation, without degenerating into gratuitous violence,” said the bishops in a […]

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 […]