Nairobi, 01 December, 2021 / 9:15 pm (ACI Africa).
The leadership of Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) has urged the people of God in South Sudan and Ethiopia experiencing conflicts and unrests to “look to the future with hope”.
In his opening remarks at an ongoing workshop organized by AMECEA's Department for Promotion of Integral Human Development (PIHD), AMECEA Secretary General used the analogy of the body of Christ to explain the solidarity of the Catholic Bishops in Eastern Africa with the people of God in the two troubled countries.
“My brothers and Sisters from South Sudan and Ethiopia… we need to look into the future with hope. We need to look into the future determined that the Lord is with us. We need to look into the future so that we are able to change the current situation,” Fr. Anthony Makunde said Tuesday, November 30.
Fr. Makunde added, “Nobody else is going to change the situation in Ethiopia or South Sudan for us, we are the ones to do it.”
The Secretary General of Nairobi-based association said that the body of Christ is united and that if one part suffers, the rest of the body suffers with it and that if one part rejoices, the other parts of the body rejoice with it.