Abidjan, 17 October, 2019 / 3:16 am (ACI Africa).
The movement of Young Christian Workers (YCW) within the region of West Africa has realized its first ever convention in the Ivorian economic capital, Abidjan in which participants are discussing the impact of social justice on decent work.
The Chairman of the Ivorian Episcopal Commission for lay apostolate, Bishop Gbaya Boniface Ziri who presided over the Eucharistic celebration on Sunday, October 13 at Saint Paul’s Cathedral in Abidjan encouraged members of YCW to be missionaries of the Church in their field of activity.
"This year, each of us must be missionaries where we are by making Christ and his word loved,” Bishop Ziri of Abengourou said and added, “Drivers, traders, teachers, etc. through your presence in these sectors of activity, it is the Catholic Church that is present."
YCW West Africa is meeting to share experiences in order to develop a charter of good practices that will enable the members to be more present in society.
"We want to transmit a family spirit of solidarity, through the promotion of better working conditions which consists in the promotion of man in all its dimensions," the coordinator of the association of young workers in West Africa Djémis N'Guessan has been quoted as telling Vatican-based Agenzia Fides during the opening ceremony October 11.