Mindelo, 13 October, 2020 / 8:33 pm (ACI Africa).
A Bishop in Cape Verde has underscored the central place the family has in the process of recovering from COVID-19 challenges.
In a Pastoral Letter circulated over the weekend, the Local Ordinary of Cape Verde’s Mindelo Diocese, Bishop Ildo Augusto dos Santos Lopes Fortes appeals for a renewed spirit of solidarity among the people of God in the Central Atlantic Ocean Island nation.
“Now more than ever, with the present situation in which we live due to the pandemic that has destabilized everything and at the same time is crying out for a new order, the family – the domestic Church – is called to occupy its central and decisive place for the recovery of humanity in our hearts,” Bishop dos Santos says in his pastoral letter circulated October 10.
He adds, “Families are called to a primary and indispensable educational mission, since they are the first place where they live and transmit the values of love and fraternity.”
“Humanity in the sense of recovering the most genuine values which the Creator has sown in our hearts from all men and women: love, truth, justice, solidarity, respect; humanity also in the sense of bringing about a new humanity, a new way of living in society,” the Bishop further says.