Libreville, 24 September, 2019 / 3:40 am (ACI Africa).
The Church in Gabon is marking 175 years of Catholicism in the country with thanksgiving to God for the accomplishments made since the first missionary, Fr Jean- Rémi Bessieux arrived in 1844.
“The jubilee is a moment of thanksgiving, a review of our experience with God, of repentance and conversion,” the National Coordinator of the Jubilee celebration, Fr. Jean-Clair Patrick Nguema Edou told ACI Africa Monday.
The yearlong jubilee celebration, which was launched last September 29 has been marked by conferences, the opening of holy doors in all dioceses, Eucharistic celebrations, and musical concerts.
The prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Robert Cardinal Sarah graced the celebrations with his participation at the International Youth Forum in Libreville, the capital of Gabon from July 30 to August 4.
“This jubilee is a historic moment for our country, and its inhabitants, it is a moment of grace to valorize our living together,” the jubilee coordinator, Fr. Edou said.