The Bishops of Central Africa Denounce an Unstable Internal Situation

Source: FSSPX News

The Catholic Church in Central Africa is worried about the country’s internal insecurity, a situation that makes it impossible for pastoral agents to keep in contact with Christians who have moved.


The first General Plenary Assembly of the Central African Episcopal Conference ended in Bangui on January 14, 2018.

In their final message, the ten bishops of Central Africa once again sounded the alarm on the unstable situation in the country, which affects the daily lives of the population. Cardinal Dieudonné Nzapalaïnga, archbishop of Bangui, lamented that several parishes remain closed and under threat from armed groups.

The prelate mentioned the east of the country, the city of Alindao in Lower Kotto and the city of Bangassou in Mbomou, for example, where only the cathedrals remain open and where priests are attacked.

The cardinal recalled that the distress of the Central African populations continues to spread.

The bishops of Central Africa play an important role in the country. The Church takes care of displaced persons, runs schools and hospitals, and serves as a mediator between the armed groups vying for power.