Banjul, 02 February, 2022 / 3:37 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic Bishops in The Gambia and Sierra Leone have encouraged the people of God in both nations to remain firm in faith, hope and charity amid numerous challenges including the “attendant consequences” of COVID-19.
In their collective statement shared with ACI Africa Tuesday, February 1, members of the Inter-Territorial Catholic Bishops' Conference of The Gambia and Sierra Leone (ITCABIC) pledge to enhance and improve pastoral activities in their respective Dioceses.
“We continue to exhort our Priests, Religious and Lay Faithful to be firm in faith, hope and charity, especially during the Covid-l9 pandemic and its attendant consequences,” ITCABIC members say in the statement issued at the end of their Plenary Assembly in The Gambia’s Banjul Diocese.
They add in reference to the people of God in the two West African countries, “We are aware of your commitment, sacrifices and contributions in diverse ways to the mission of the Church.”
“May the Gospel message find a home in your hearts and lead to the transformation of our communities,” the Catholic Bishops in Sierra Leone and The Gambia say in the statement dated January 30.