Kinshasa, 02 October, 2023 / 9:10 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholics in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been urged to be “stewards of nature” during the annual month of the Bible declared by members of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO).
Instituted in the DRC since 2009, the month of the Bible is a response to the false interpretations of the Word of God proposed by many new evangelical communities. The initiative also encourages the faithful to read and study the Bible in greater depth.
This year, the Episcopal Commission for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Biblical Apostolate at CENCO invited Christians to meditate on the theme, “Joseph fulfills his plan and is reconciled with his brothers.”
In a Monday, September 25 interview with ACI Africa, Fr. Jean Chrysostome Muyeye said, “This month of the Bible that we have been celebrating in our country since the 1st of September is mainly to arm our Christians on the word of God so that they can be able to defend their faith.”
“We have been reflecting and meditating on how to be good stewards of nature,” the member of the Society of the Divine Savior (SDS), also known as Salvatorians, said.