Accra, 26 July, 2022 / 9:05 pm (ACI Africa).
The representative of the Holy Father in Ghana has told delegates participating in the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) that security and migration remain “great” challenges that require “the entire Church of Africa” to address.
In his address during the opening ceremony of the July 25 – August 1 meeting of Catholic Bishops in Africa taking place in Ghana’s capital city, Accra, Archbishop Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński highlighted the complexity of the reality of migration on the African continent.
Security and migration on the African continent and its Islands are “a great challenge to be responded by the entire Church of Africa in the light of the social teachings of the Church and in the light of the Word of Christ,” Archbishop Jagodziński said during the Tuesday, July 26 opening session that took place at Christ the King Parish of Accra Archdiocese.
He added, “We all know that migration is a great global problem at this time because of the absence of peace and security in one's own beloved homeland caused by wars and conflicts, and the continent of Africa has its own share of this problem.”
“Migration is a very complicated issue due to its many causes,” the Apostolic Nuncio in Ghana said on the second day of the 19th SECAM Plenary Assembly that has brought together over 120 Catholic Bishops drawn from the eight regional associations of the continental symposium.