Dakar, 02 July, 2021 / 7:30 pm (ACI Africa).
The newly elected President of the National Laity Council (CNL) in Senegal has resolved to foster the formation of the lay faithful to enable them participate in the decision-making processes of the Church in the West African nation.
“I wish to devote my mandate to strengthening the formation of the lay faithful, to encourage a greater presence of the laity in the spheres of decision-making and to continue to participate, through constructive dialogue, in the consolidation of our democracy,” Philippe Abraham Birane Tine told journalists Wednesday, June 30 at a press conference.
Mr. Tine added, “Members of the laity constitute the backbone of the Church and I will want our members to collaborate with the Bishops for the growth of the Church and our nation.”
CNL in Senegal is an umbrella body for all Catholic Action associations and movements. It was set up by the Catholic Bishops in Senegal in April 2008.
Mr. Tine alongside 44 members of CNL’s Steering Committee were elected during the fourth General Assembly of the Catholic entity held at the Sacred Heart Parish of Senegal’s Dakar Archdiocese on 26 June 2021.