Cotonou, 28 March, 2021 / 8:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Religious leaders in the West African nation of Benin are praying for peace ahead of the presidential election scheduled to take place on April 11.
The Thursday, March 25 prayer session saw religious leaders gather at Our Lady of Mercy Cathedral of Benin’s Cotonou Archdiocese.
“We are gathered to pray, to pray for peace, the peace that comes from God,” the Local Ordinary of Cotonou Archdiocese, Archbishop Roger Houngbédji said during the prayer service that took place on the Solemnity of the Annunciation.
Archbishop Houngbédji explained, “True peace is the peace that comes from God and not the peace given by the world. The peace that we are called to accept as believers is a gift from God.”
To achieve peace, the Beninese Archbishop invited the people of God in the West African nation to “respond to God's call to become peacemakers” as they prepared to take part in the Presidential election.