Abuja, 06 April, 2022 / 9:45 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic Bishops in West Africa are expected to deliberate on Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter on human fraternity and social friendship, Fratelli Tutti and challenges facing the region during their Plenary Assembly scheduled for May in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.
In a Wednesday, April 6 report by the Nigeria Catholic Network, the Secretary General of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN) provides details about the May 2-9 General Assembly of members of the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (RECOWA).
“The 2022 RECOWA General Assembly will pay attention to our common humanity, appreciating those issues that speak to us more on the understanding that we all are brothers and sisters,” Fr. Zacharia Nyantiso Samjumi has been quoted as saying at a press conference April 6.
Fr. Samjumi who represented RECOWA President, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, at the press conference said the meeting to be held under the theme “Fratelli Tutti: Path to building human fraternity and sustainable peace in West Africa,” is expected to examine “peculiar issues” affecting the people of God in RECOWA countries.
“RECOWA plenaries discuss peculiar issues that affect the lives of millions of people in West Africa and explore how best the Church can support governments toward improving the living conditions of the people,” the Nigerian Priest says in the April 6 report.