Douala, 24 September, 2022 / 9:05 pm (ACI Africa).
The planned Diocesan Synod in Cameroon’s Douala Archdiocese is to examine issues relating to youth ministry in general and the challenges of young people in particular, the Local Ordinary, Archbishop Samuel Kleda, has said.
Addressing the people of God under his pastoral during Holy Mass on Saturday, September 17 organized to officially launch the new pastoral year of Douala Archdiocese, Archbishop Kleda said, “We have decided to convene a Diocesan Synod on youth ministry.”
“This Diocesan Synod will be on the theme: Young people come and see (John 1,39),” the Cameroonian Archbishop said during the event that took place at the Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral of his Metropolitan See.
He added, “For three years we will be looking at the problems of our young people. We know today that young people face many difficulties. First of all, to study normally, after studying to find a job.”
Archbishop Kleda highlighted challenges young people face in his Metropolitan See, saying, “Here in Douala, getting married and building a house becomes difficult.”