Nairobi, 10 February, 2024 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The mission of Jesus Christ prioritizes closeness to the people of God, paying attention to their needs with compassion and servant attitude, the Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya has said.
In his keynote address at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) Coordinators drawn from Kenyan Catholic Dioceses alongside officials of the Commission for Missions and PMS Operations of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops on Wednesday, February 7, Archbishop Hubertus van Megen encouraged the “listening to the movement of the Spirit”.
“True mission is not in the first place a matter of teaching and preaching, but rather of listening and consoling,” Archbishop van Megen said.
The Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya who also represents the Holy Father in South Sudan emphasized the missionary nature of the Church, saying, “God calls us to missionize, to go out of ourselves, to announce the good news at the thoroughfares of our societies.”
Archbishop Hubertus van Megen. Credit: ACI Africa