Posts Tagged ‘Ivory Coast’

Ivory Coast bishops denounce Virgin Mary txt ‘messages’ Comments 0

Friday, March 27th, 2015

The Catholic bishops of Ivory Coast have denounced the circulation of emails and text messages claiming to include messages from the Virgin Mary. The bishops said the authenticity of the messages “has neither been proven nor approved by the Church”. In fact, they said, most of the messages are “contrary to the teachings of the Read more

Caritas at work in Ivory Coast Comments 0

Friday, April 15th, 2011

The bloodshed continues in Ivory Coast. Before the capture of Laurent Gbagbo, Archbishop Jean-Pierre Kutwa of Abidjan asked for prayers for his people. Thousands of Abidjan residents have been driven from their homes by bombing and artillery fire. Food, water, and electricity are hard to find, and a humanitarian disaster looms. In February, Caritas Internationalis Read more

Archbishop in hiding Comments 0

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Archbishop Jean-Pierre Kutwa of Abidjan has gone into hiding as fighting continues to rock the capital of Ivory Coast. “I am in a hidden place. Violent fighting continues. We can hear massive explosions,” Archbishop Jean-Pierre Kutwa of Abidjan told Fides in a phone interview before being cut off. He was speaking to Fides from the Read more

10,000 Ivorians seek Church refuge Comments 0

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

An estimated 10,000 Ivorians are seeking refuge at a church amid mounting international concern about the humanitarian situation in the West African nation. The internally displaced persons sought shelter at a church in Duekoue as the town became engulfed in fighting between forces backing Alassane Ouattara, the UN-certified and internationally recognized president, and the forces Read more