Thies, 16 January, 2021 / 7:30 pm (ACI Africa).
An online catechetical program initiated for the Catholic Diocese of Thiès in Senegal aims at deepening faith amid COVID-19 restrictions, the leadership of the Diocese has said.
Dubbed “Bishop’s Catechesis,” the virtual program seeks to “accompany all those who want to deepen their faith and prayer, in relation to the liturgical time and the current pastoral events of the diocese, as expressed in the Diocesan Pastoral Plan, the letters or pastoral exhortations of the day,” Bishop André Guèye says in a Thursday, January 14 news report.
COVID-19 regulations in Senegal have limited physical contacts including gatherings for religious lessons and celebrations.
Making reference to the virtual lessons under the “Bishop’s Catechesis” initiative, Bishop Guèye says, “These teachings touch on faith and prayer, in relation to Diocesan current events, those of our churches in Senegal or in the world, and also current events in the country and in the world.”
The online sessions have been conducted every fortnight since December 2020.