Lome, 03 December, 2019 / 2:15 am (ACI Africa).
Following the murder of two Salesian Missionary priests working in Burkina Faso earlier this year, members of the Catholic Press Union in the west African nation of Togo (UCAP-Togo) have, on the occasion of their annual recollection day Sunday, December 1, offered special prayers for Fr. César Antonio Ferdnandez and Fr. Fernando Hernàndez as well as other victims of terrorism across the globe.
“On this first Sunday of Advent, on the occasion of its day of recollection called "At the Banquet of the Gospel", UCAP-Togo salutes the memory of all the victims of terrorism throughout the world and prays for their salvation,” reads in part a statement at the end of the recollection of the Togolese Catholic journalists Sunday, December 1.
“Catholic journalists pray for the victims of all forms of violence throughout the world and urge all those involved in these attacks to renounce evil for the sake of good, for world peace and the well-being of all,” the journalists added in their French statement availed to ACI Africa.
Speaking to ACI Africa on the objective of the recollection, UCAP’s president, Charles Ayetan said, “It is a day of spiritual renewal where journalists from the Catholic Press Union (UCAP-Togo) gather to pray, meditate and measure their professional commitment in the light of the Word of God.”
“This year, this recollection, which took place at the Don Bosco Centre in Akosséwa (Lomé), made it possible for us to pray for the victims of terrorism, in particular for Fr. César Antonio Ferdnandez and Fr. Fernando Hernàndez,” Ayetan added.