Cotonou, 26 November, 2023 / 11:23 am (ACI Africa).
There is need for the government of Benin to address the rising cost of living in the West African nation, Catholic Bishops in the country have said.
In a collective statement following their first Ordinary Session for the pastoral year 2023-2024 that concluded on Wednesday, November 22, members of the Episcopal Conference of Benin (CEB) acknowledge with appreciation the “many efforts made by the Government to give our country a new face, through concrete achievements such as the improvement of our roads, the lighting of dark areas, and the many construction and modernization projects in various fields.”
While expressing appreciation for the efforts made, CEB members “reiterate our wish that social measures be taken to remedy the soaring prices of basic necessities.”
They encourage the people of God not to “lose hope” despite the economic hardship.
The first Ordinary Session of the Catholic Bishops in Benin examined issues relating to ecclesial, social, political, and security in the West African nation.