“Let us give our country the chance to live in peace at last! Let us give our country the opportunity to regain its place in the concert of nations and to be respected as a sovereign nation in its own right,” CECA members say.
They add, “If the present and the political horizon of our country seem uncertain because of diplomatic and geopolitical tensions, of an accentuated crisis of values or unity, we believe that the spirit of the synod can inspire the march of our people and to nourish its deepest aspirations.”
The Catholic Church leaders share sentiments of hope saying, “Another Central African Republic where its sons and daughters live in harmony and peace is possible.”
“Our collective memory bears so many scars from a traumatic national historical past that it can be described as a collective memory of suffering,” the Catholic Bishops say, and add, “Our experiences of suffering are opportunities to unite us in order to build the Central African Republic together.”
They note that there is no possible future “without a work of memory and mourning of the past that allows the Central African people to heal the traumas of the past that haunt them; make the voices of victims heard and without an exercise in truth and accountability that inflicts punishment and sanctions on the guilty.”
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“Walking together does not level the differences and specificities of our identity,” CECA members say, and explain, “Difference is neither a flaw nor a defect, but rather a richness and a gift from God. Yes, unity does not mean uniformity.”
“May the Lord, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, make the unfading sun of truth, justice, forgiveness, reconciliation and peace rise over the Central African Republic, our common home,” the Catholic Bishops implore in their January 14 statement shared with ACI Africa.