Church leaders push to expand their peacekeeping role in Africa

Church leaders push to expand their peacekeeping role in Africa A convoy of Nigerian soldiers patrol outside the town of Ouallam, July 6. Church leaders are pushing to expand their peacekeeping role in Africa. Photo: CNS
Church representatives from French-speaking Africa have urged closer regional cooperation in Catholic peacebuilding to offset mounting economic and security challenges across the continent. “The Church frequently speaks out against government corruption and failure to settle conflicts – but it’s simply ignored,” explained Stephen Hilbert, adviser for Africa and global development for the US bishops’ conference.…
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