“The critical challenges and enormous potential facing Africa today serve as the opportunity for--and test of--our mutual solidarity. Our response to this vocation of solidarity with the Church and peoples of Africa enables us to express love ‘in deed and in truth’ (1 John 3:18), a love that creates no borders and sets no limits to what might be accomplished together in Christ.” --United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, A Call to Solidarity with Africa (2001)
Letter of Solidarity to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Côte d’Ivoire
On June 22, 2020, in advance of the national elections Côte d’Ivoire, Bishop David J. Malloy writes to the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Côte d’Ivoire to express ecclesial solidarity with the Ivorian people and with Church in Côte d’Ivoire.
Instability and Election in Côte d’Ivoire
Bishop David J. Malloy writes to Secretary of State Pompeo to support the concerns raised by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Côte d’Ivoire regarding the potential for violence as a result of elections due to occur in Côte d’Ivoire later this fall.
Growing Conflict in the Sahel
In a letter to Secretary of State Pompeo, Bishop David J. Malloy writes to express his concern about the growing conflict and loss of life in the Sahel countries of Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger and the risk of its spread to neighboring countries such as Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. In his letter he provided a policy framework proposing recommendations on how the U.S. government can further address this conflict.
Concern for West Africa
Bishop David J. Malloy writes to Secretary of State Pompeo to express his deep concern regarding the level of conflict and instability in West Africa, specifically the increasing violence in Nigeria due to herder-farmer conflict.
Prayer Procession for Peace in Nigeria
In a letter to the president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria, Bishop David J. Malloy writes to express his solidarity and support on the eve of a nationwide prayer procession taking place on Ash Wednesday.
Backgrounder on Peace in the Sahel Initiative