SOUTH AFRICA: Christian Leaders Call for President Zuma’s Resignation

JOHANNESBURG APRIL 12, 2016(CISA)-The South African Council of Churches (SACC), an ecumenical body whose members include the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference, has called on the nation’s president to resign. The call for President Jacob Zuma’s resignation follows a ruling by the nation’s Constitutional Court that Zuma illegally spent state funds on the renovation of […]

PHILIPINES: It is wrong to spiritualize Poverty, says Cardinal Onaiyekan

CEBU JANUARY 29, 2016(CISA) – Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has said that it is wrong “to spiritualize poverty.” In his address to the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC), currently taking place in Cebu, Philippines, on the theme “The Eucharist and the Dialogue with the Poor and Suffering,” Cardinal Onaiyekan […]

KENYA: Stakeholders want Government Crackdown on Schools Commercializing Education

NAIROBI JANUARY 26, 2016(CISA)-Education stakeholders are calling on the government to crack down on schools commercializing education rather than bringing in quality in the sector. In a joint statement by Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET), the Universities Academic Staff Union (UASU), Transparency International (TI) and […]

SUDAN: Church Leaders Express Hope for Peace

JUBA JANUARY 26, 2016(CISA)-Catholic Church leaders from Sudan and South Sudan have expressed hope for a lasting peace in S Sudan after decades of civil war. In a communiqué at the end of their ten-day Extraordinary Plenary Session in Rome released January 25, 2016, the Church leaders called “for a more rigorous implementation of the […]

AFRICA: Church in US Supports Africa with $1M

WASHINGTON JANUARY 15, 2016 (CISA) – The US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Subcommittee on the Church in Africa announced the approval of 42 grants totaling $1 million to support pastoral projects in 18 countries in Africa. As reported by Zenit, grants from the Subcommittee focus on providing support to dioceses and Episcopal Conferences to […]