Mouila, 18 August, 2020 / 11:21 pm (ACI Africa).
A Catholic Bishop in Gabon has likened the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary as well as the Way of the Cross, urging Christians to remain steadfast in their faith as there is hope for victory.
“During this period, we experienced more the sorrowful mysteries of the Rosary; we have lived and we are still living the way of the cross,” the Bishop of Gabon’s Diocese of Mouila, Mathieu Madega has been quoted as saying in a Vatican News report published Tuesday, August 18.
He added, “As with any cross, with any painful mystery, the end is always characterized by the resurrection and by the glorious mystery.”
“Even the Priest, even the prophet and we will even add the Bishop who travels the country or the Diocese does not understand, from top to bottom, the full scope of this pandemic,” Bishop Madega said.
He sought to comfort the people of God under his jurisdiction saying, “Knowing that the Lord does not forsake his own and knowing that we have asked the Lord not to despise us because of his name and to remember his covenant, we think and believe that if the Lord is with us, there is no suffering that can separate us from the love of Christ.”