Dar es Salaam, 12 July, 2022 / 9:50 pm (ACI Africa).
The President of Tanzania has pledged to rally behind the Bishops of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) in their fight for environmental conservation, promising to explore ways to implement “some” of the Catholic Bishops’ resolutions.
In her Tuesday, July 12 message of solidarity with the AMECEA Bishops having their 20th Plenary Assembly in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, President Samia Suluhu Hassan lauded the Catholic Church for upholding values that preserve nature, and noted that the Tanzanian government was already living such values.
“It is encouraging that Pope Francis has seen it important to direct our focus towards the protection of mother earth which he refers to as our common home,” President Suluhu said in her address on the fourth day of the AMECEA Plenary Assembly that started July 9.
The President said she is grateful that Catholic Bishops in Eastern Africa had settled on Tanzania to host their Plenary Assembly, saying, “Tanzania is lucky to host this plenary. We will look into resolutions that the Catholic Bishops will arrive at and incorporate some in our own environmental strategies.”
Credit: ACI Africa