Ethiopian church says emergency aid to Tigray is disrupted, not suspended

The Catholic church in Ethiopia says its operations in the northern state of Tigray have been severely affected, as the war between regional and federal forces disrupts money flow, banking services, fuel and telecommunication. An official at the bishops' social communication department clarified that an earlier statement suggesting the suspension of emergency interventions in the region was misleading. "The earlier statement was wrongly prepared," Habtamu Abrdew, social communications and public relations adviser at the Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat, told Catholic News Service.

Congolese bishops sharpen focus on protecting Congo Basin

Bishops seek to encourage local churches to commit to protecting world's second-largest tropical forest from destruction while 'taking into account the dignity of the people' who live there.

Local priest: Atrocities still occurring in Ethiopia's Tigray region

A priest from the Catholic Eparchy of Adigrat in Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray says killings, abductions and rape are still occurring in the region where a military offensive launched in November.

Ugandan Catholic archbishop found dead in his room on Holy Saturday

Catholic bishops in Uganda are mourning Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga of Kampala, who was found dead in his room April 3. His death shocked the East African nation, where the archbishop had come to be known as a defender of the rights of the poor and the downtrodden. The cause of death was not released immediately.