Bishop Martin said in a statement released on the day of the kidnapping, “I ask for your prayers for Father Paul Sanogo and the seminarian Melchior who were kidnapped by bandits in the early morning of August 3 at the priest’s residence in Gyedna, Niger state."
The Holy See Press Office said, “The results of these talks, such as those with religious representatives, as well as the direct experience of the atrocious suffering of the Ukrainian people as a result of the ongoing war, will be brought to the Holy Father’s attention.”
"In this difficult time for Caritas Internationalis, together with the new vice president, new secretary general, and new treasurer, we will look forward to creating a better Caritas in the next four years. said the Divine Word Archbishop Kikuchi of Tokyo.
"We believe in Christ as our peace and proclaim Him with mercy during the fragility of our world," said Bishop Gabriel Mestre of Mar del Plata at the opening of the 10th Plenary Assembly of the Catholic Biblical Federation (CBF).
On Good Friday, April 7, 2023, Muslim gunmen attacked an elementary school building in the village of Ngban that houses approximately 100 displaced Christian farmers and their families and killed dozens.
Father Winder Morales from Granada Diocese told the Nicaraguan newspaper La Prensa, that “The Stations of the Cross that we traditionally do on Fridays of Lent can only make its way around the cathedral.”
Archbishop José H. Gomez said, "Bishop David was a peacemaker with a heart for the poor and the immigrants, and he had a passion for building a community where the sanctity and dignity of every human life were honored and protected.”
“No more bloodshed, no more conflicts, no more violence and mutual recriminations about who is responsible for it, no more leaving your people athirst for peace. No more destruction: it is time to build! Leave the time of war behind and let a time of peace dawn!” the Pope insisted.