Abuja, 04 November, 2021 / 10:30 pm (ACI Africa).
The online pilgrimage, which members of the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (RECOWA) launched is expected to feature people’s “contributions to the struggle for justice”, the Catholic Church leaders have said in a statement.
In the statement issued October 28, Catholic Bishops in West Africa say the online prayer initiative “consists of the Churches showcasing their contributions to the struggle for justice through uploading of video clips and voice messages to the RECOWA Facebook page as we move virtually round the region, from one country to another speaking about justice issues, in the spirit of prayer.”
“We hope to provide a platform for the voices of our people to be amplified and to be heard by government officials and policy makers at different levels in Africa and internationally; as well as to sensitize and inspire the general populace for action in favor of justice,” they add.
The online pilgrimage is also “designed to help our Church in West Africa to listen more to the cry of the poor and marginalized communities in their plight and struggles, as we demonstrate our solidarity with them,” the Catholic Bishops further say.
In the message delivered by RECOWA President, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, the Catholic Bishops in West Africa indicate that the pilgrimage is expected to “to draw attention to a number of international events that would impact on the life of our people.”