Policy and Advocacy for Justice and Peace in Eastern and Southern Africa

Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

U.S. Bishops’ Chairmen Offer Prayers and Solidarity for Recovery After Deadly Cyclone Hits Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe
Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin and Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, March 22, 2019

Statement From the USCCB President on this Weekend’s Bombings and Church Collapse
Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, December 11, 2016

USCCB President and CRS Chairman Issue Aid Appeal for Drought and Famine Victims in Somalia and Parts of East Africa
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas, August 10, 2011

Letter to Southern Africa Catholic Bishops' Conference on Zimbabwe
Bishop Howard Hubbard, March 4, 2009

Letter to Secretary Clinton on Southern Africa Catholic Bishops' Conference regarding Zimbabwe
Bishop Howard Hubbard, March 3, 2009

Letter of Support to Southern African Bishops' Conference on the Situation in Zimbabwe
Bishop Thomas Wenski, June 9, 2008

Letter of Support to Archbishop Christopher of Zimbabwe
Bishop Thomas G. Wenski, May 7, 2008

Letter to Secretary of State Regarding the Situation in the Horn of Africa, Somalia, and Sudan
Bishop Thomas G. Wenski, October 24, 2008

Letter to Secretary of State Rice Following Tragic Events in Kenya
Bishop Thomas G. Wenski, January 8, 2008

Letter to the Zimbabwean Bishops' Conference
Bishop Thomas Wenski, April 12, 2007

Statement of the Zimbabwean Bishops' Conference
March 30, 2007

Letter to White House National Security Advisor Regarding Conflict in Somalia 
December 5, 2006

Statement on the Situation in Zimbabwe
Bishop John Ricard, June 24, 2005

Letter of Solidarity with Church in Kenya After Murder of Bishop Locati
Bishop John H. Ricard, July 15, 2005

Statement on Highly Indebted Poor Country Enhanced Debt Reduction
(References to Guinea, Uganda, Zambia, Niger, and Nicaragua)
June 4, 2001

Letter to Secretary of the Treasury O'Neill on Enhanced HIPC Debt Reduction
(References to Zambia, Niger and Guinea)
Cardinal Bernard Law, June 5, 2001

Statement of the U.S. Catholic Bishops' Delegation to Kenya
April 5, 2001

Statement on the Arrest of Archbishop Emmanuel Kataliko and Letter to Ambassador of the Republic of Uganda
February 17 and 18, 2000

A Jubilee Call for Debt Forgiveness
(References to Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, and Zambia)
April 1999

Sudan

Letter Regarding Appointment of Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan 
Bishop Richard E. Pates, October 11, 2013

Letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sudan and South Sudan
Bishop Richard E. Pates, November 18, 2011

Letter to the Bishops of Sudan Regarding the Referendum on Self-Determination
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, January 20, 2011

Letter to Secretary of State Clinton on Efforts of Ensure Successful Referendum for Sudanese People
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, January 20, 2011

Letter to U.S. Senator Casey Regarding Commitment to Peace in Sudan
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, January 20, 2011

Letter to Secretary of State Clinton on Situation in Sudan
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, September 23, 2010

Letter to Secretary of State Clinton on the Sudanese Bishops' Pastoral Statement and the Comprehensive Peace Agreement
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, February 5, 2010

Letter to U.S. Senate Regarding Resolution on Sudan and Implementation of Comprehensive Peace Agreement
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, February 5, 2010

Letter of Solidarity to the Sudan Catholic Bishops' Conference Regarding Recent Pastoral Letter and the Comprehensive Peace Agreement
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, February 3, 2010

Letter to Special Envoy J. Scott Gration
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, April 2, 2009

Letter to Secretary of State Regarding the Situation in the Horn of Africa, Somalia, and Sudan
Bishop Thomas G. Wenski, October 24, 2008

Letter to Secretary of State Rice on Sudan
Bishop Thomas G. Wenski, December 11, 2007

Letter to Secretary Rice on the Situation in Darfur
Bishop Thomas G. Wenski, July 9, 2007

Letter from Bishops' Conferences to G-8 Leaders
Bishop William S. Skylstad, May 31, 2007

Statement on the Occasion of the Global Day for Darfur
Bishop Thomas Wenski, September 15, 2006

Letter to Secretary of State Regarding Darfur
Bishop Thomas G. Wenski, May 11, 2006

Statement on the Occasion of the Save Darfur Rally
April 28, 2006

Letter to the Honorable Richard G. Lugar on the Darfur Peace and Accountability Act of 2005
Bishop John H. Ricard, October 31, 2005

Statement on National Day of Action for the People of Darfur
Bishop John H. Ricard, September 21, 2005

Letter to Congress Regarding Darfur Peace and Accountability Act
Bishop John H. Ricard, August 10, 2005

Statement on the Death of Dr. John Garang de Mabior
Bishop John H. Ricard, August 3, 2005

Statement on Southern Sudan Peace Agreement
Bishop John H. Ricard, January 13, 2005

Cry of the People of Darfur
Bishop Wilton D. Gregory, November 17, 2004

Protect Human Lives in Darfur: A Statement on the Crisis in Darfur, Sudan
Bishop John H. Ricard, October 27, 2004

Letter to Secretary Powell Supporting Emergency Funding for Sudan
September 30, 2004

Letter to Secretary Powell on Crisis in Sudan
August 19, 2004

Statement by the Catholic Bishops of Sudan on the Critical Situation in Darfur
August 2004

Bishop Gregory's Letter to All Bishops
August 2004

Letter to Secretary Powell on Darfur, Sudan
Bishop John H. Ricard, June 28, 2004

German Bishops' Statement on Sudan
June 2004

Statement on the Crisis in Western Sudan
Bishop John H. Ricard, May 5, 2004

Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on African Affairs
Mr. Paul Townsend, Catholic Relief Services, July 11, 2002

Let There Be a Just and Durable Peace in the Sudan: An Appeal by the Bishops of the Catholic and Episcopal Churches of the Sudan
August 17, 2001

Statement of the U.S. Catholic Bishops Delegation to Sudan
Bishop John H. Ricard, April 5, 2001

Findings and Policy Recommendations
Delegation of U.S. Catholic Bishops to Sudan, March 24 - April 6, 2001

Sudan's Cry for Peace
November 2000

Statement by the Sudan Catholic Bishops Conference
September 2000

Statement Condemning the Bombing of Narus in Southern Sudan
Bishop Fiorenza, September 21, 2000

Statement on Sudan
Cardinal Bernard Law, March 28, 2000

South Sudan

Letter to Secretary of State Blinken Regarding Conflict in South Sudan
Bishop David J. Malloy, October 13, 2021

Letter of Solidarity Sent to the President of the Sudan-South Sudan Catholic Bishops' Conference on the Occasion of South Sudan’s Tenth Anniversary of Independence
Bishop David J. Malloy, July 7, 2021

Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace in the Congo, South Sudan, and the World
February 23, 2018

Prayers for the Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and the Whole World
February 23, 2018

President of U.S. Bishops Conference Encourages Catholics to Join Pope Francis in a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace in the Congo, South Sudan, and the World on February 23
Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, February 14, 2018

Letter of Solidarity to the Sudan Catholic Bishops' Conference
Bishop Oscar Cantú, March 1, 2017

Letter to Secretary of State Kerry and National Security Advisor Rice Regarding South Sudan Peace Agreement
Bishop Oscar Cantú and Dr. Carolyn Woo, September 16, 2015

Bishop Pates Urges Envoy To Continue Relief, Push for Peace in South Sudan
Bishop Richard E. Pates, October 23, 2014

Letter to U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Regarding Pastoral Message of Hope from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of South Sudan
Bishop Richard E. Pates, October 22, 2014

Letter of Solidarity with the Church in South Sudan During a Time of Crisis
Bishop Richard E. Pates, March 6, 2014

Written Statement for House Subcommittee Hearing on the Crisis in South Sudan 
USCCB and Catholic Relief Services, February 26, 2014

Solidarity Letter to the Church and the People of South Sudan 
Bishop Richard E. Pates, February 19, 2014

Letter to National Security Advisor Rice Regarding South Sudan
Bishop Richard E. Pates, February 19, 2014

Pastoral Exhortation from the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of Sudan and South Sudan: Let Us Refound Our Nation on a New Covenant
January 31, 2014

Letter to Archbishop of Juba on Situation in South Sudan
Bishop Richard E. Pates, January 2, 2014

Letter Regarding Appointment of Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan 
Bishop Richard E. Pates, October 11, 2013

Letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sudan and South Sudan
Bishop Richard E. Pates, November 18, 2011

Bishop Ricard Will Represent USCCB’s International Justice and Peace Committee at South Sudan’s Independence Events July 9
Bishop John H. Ricard, July 7, 2011