Kinshasa, 28 April, 2022 / 8:50 pm (ACI Africa).
The Church is “committed to caring for human life” through initiatives in formal education, a Catholic Priest serving at the Catholic University of Central Africa (UCAC) has said.
Speaking at an international colloquium marking the 65th anniversary of the Catholic University of Congo (UCC) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Wednesday, April 27, Fr. Augustin Germain Messomo Ateba also reflected on the particular interest Pope Francis has in Catholic education.
“The Catholic Church through its schools, including its universities, is committed to caring for human life. Its schools train students effectively for the earth and to prepare for the Kingdom of God,” Fr. Ateba said.
The Cameroonian Catholic Priest added, “Catholic Schools and universities in this sense are precious instruments whose mission is to educate the minds of the youth.”
“Pope Francis never ceases to express himself on globalization and its perverse effects on the economic, political and human development,” the Professor of Dogmatic Theology at UCAC said during the international colloquium April 27 in his presentation titled, “Education and reconstruction of peace in Africa”.