Bangui, 25 September, 2023 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
On the occasion of the 109th World Day for Migration and Refugees (WDMR), marked Sunday, September 24, the Cardinal in the Central African Republic (CAR) has called on the people of God under his pastoral care to work towards ending attitudes of selfishness and indifference.
In his September 24 homily during Holy Mass organized to officially launch the new Pastoral Year of Bangui Archdiocese, Dieudonné Cardinal Nzapalainga said, “Let us pray that all baptized people and men and women of good will show themselves ever more attentive and concerned about the fate of migrants and refugees in the world.”
“On this day dedicated to migrants and refugees, let us take to our hearts their quest for safety and better conditions for a fully human and dignified life,” Cardinal Nzapalainga added.
The Archbishop of Bangui since his Episcopal Ordination in July 2012 said, “Let us break down the walls of selfish comfort and indifference, open our eyes and dare to take initiatives to fight back against the brutality of this reality that is unworthy of the human condition.”
“This is happening not only in other countries but also within our own borders,” the 56-year-old member of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit under the protection of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (CSSp.), also known as the Spiritans or Holy Ghost Fathers, said during the Eucharistic celebration at Our Lady of Fatima Parish of Bangui Archdiocese.