Johannesburg, 26 March, 2021 / 5:56 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the newly-launched Southern Africa Province (SAP) of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) have been urged to look for ways to address the multiple crises bedeviling the countries in the region.
In his video recording addressing the Jesuits in Southern Africa and their partners on the occasion of the inauguration of SAP Thursday, March 25, the Superior General of the Jesuits, Fr. Arturo Marcelino Sosa Abascal, highlighted the challenges facing the countries in the region.
“The prevailing despondency in many countries in Southern Africa as well as emerging issues such as the insurgency in Northern Mozambique, environmental degradation in Malawi, increased poverty of the suffering poor in the context of the current pandemic, all need a common audacious response,” Fr. Sosa said in his message.
Addressing himself to the Jesuits in the nine-country Province, he added, “It will be important for you to open conversations that can help foster a deeper analysis of these situations and help chart the best ways forward.”
In his three-minute video message, the Rome-based Superior General of the Jesuits further highlighted “new challenges” that the members of SAP will need to address in their apostolate.