Abidjan, 12 June, 2021 / 10:30 pm (ACI Africa).
The Cardinal in Ivory Coast has called upon the country’s recently appointed Minister for Education and Literacy to integrate her scientific knowledge and faith and to seek out for “God’s blessings and graces.”
Mariatou Koné who was appointed Minister on April 6 paid a courtesy visit to Jean Pierre Cardinal Kutwa on Monday, June 7 to receive the Catholic Church leader’s blessings.
“My warmest congratulations for the post she has been given. To do it, she certainly has her human qualities, but above all she needs the support of God,” Cardinal Kutwa has been quoted as saying following the June 7 meeting.
He added in reference to the Minister Koné, “Science without faith ruins the soul. She should combine the two at the same time. She should ask for God’s blessings and graces to be able to exploit all that He has put in her.”
The Archbishop of Abidjan expressed confidence in the ability of the government official to do well in her service saying, “I am convinced of that. She will succeed. She has the capacity to do so. I believe she is at the rightful place.”