Abidjan, 28 December, 2021 / 10:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Episcopal Conference of Ivory Coast (CECCI) have, in a collective statement, underscored the role of citizens in sustaining peace.
In a statement issued on the occasion of the 23rd National Day of Peace marked Monday, November 15, CECCI members say it is necessary for every individual to have peace within themselves and to find ways of staying in harmony with each other.
“In the current social and political context of our country, this National Day of Peace must be celebrated with each one of us in mind that peace is a necessity and its consolidation is the responsibility of every citizen of every social condition,” Catholic Bishops in Ivory Coast say in their message titled, “Peace be with you.”
“There is a need for peace in each of us,” they further say, adding that having personal tranquility “obliges us to avoid, above all, getting used to the evil of war.”
The Catholic Bishops add, “God will call to account anyone who has not sought peace or has stirred up tensions and conflicts.”