Addis Ababa, 05 March, 2023 / 8:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The Synodal process has the potential to bring about solutions to “the various challenges of the African continent”, an official of the African Union (AU) has told delegates of the ongoing Plenary Assembly under the auspices of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM).
In his speech during the opening ceremony of the March 1-6 SECAM Plenary Assembly in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Thursday, March 2, the Deputy Chairperson (DCP) of the AU Commission (AUC) lauded the leadership of the Church in Africa for fostering proximity among people on the continent.
The Synodal process has the potential “to contribute to addressing the various challenges of the African continent,” Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa said.
Dr. Nsanzabaganwa added, “We are all aware of these challenges that our continent is facing today, challenges threatening peace and security on our continent, poverty, inequality, climate change, to mention just a few.”
“These challenges require collective efforts to find sustainable solutions that benefit all members of the society,” she further said, and added, “Synodality therefore provides a framework for engaging in dialogue and cooperation, ensuring that all voices are heard while promoting inclusivity and participation.”