Catholics in Africa celebrate Congo Basin as Earth's second lung

Leaders highlight relationship between biodiversity loss and climate change in region where government revenues depend on timber, mining and oil.

Kenyan bishops bar politicians from addressing church congregations

Catholic bishops in Kenya have banned politicians from addressing congregations in churches over concerns that the leaders were abusing the purity of places of worship.

Congo's bishops want an end to attacks on Catholic Church, its leaders

Catholic bishops in Congo called for an end to attacks on the church and its leaders, acts they believe are linked to the church's persistent call for democracy and national cohesion.

Eritrean Catholic bishops angry over government's latest school seizures

Catholic bishops in Eritrea have expressed anger at the forced takeover of church-run institutions as the government moved to confiscate or close more schools.