Dakar, 23 May, 2022 / 9:23 pm (ACI Africa).
The annual national Marian pilgrimage in the West African nation of Senegal that was canceled for two consecutive years due to COVID-19 restrictions has been scheduled for next month.
In a Monday, May 23 report, the Lay Apostolate Coordinator in Senegal says the Marian Pilgrimage to Popenguine, a small village on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, scheduled for June 4-6, is to take place under the theme, “Family love: Vocation and path to holiness”.
“This year, Catholics in Senegal will again be able to participate in the Marian pilgrimage to Popenguine, which brings together thousands of people from Senegal and the sub-region at Pentecost,” Fr. Augustin Sébastien Mamadou Diouf has been quoted as saying.
Fr. Diouf adds, “The event, which was suspended in 2020 and 2021 due to the health crisis, will be held from 4 to 6 June.”
In the report, the Senegalese Catholic Priest invites pilgrims to take all “essential and practical measures” to enable them live this moment of faith in the best conditions.