He said that families that pray together boost vocations and that priesthood among other vocations comes from Christian homes with Christian virtues.
Fr. Simbini said that those who have attended the congress will be expected to be witnesses and to share the knowledge with their colleagues in their Parishes.
“This congress is meant to transform those who have attended as witnesses and apostles of transforming families as domestic churches,” he said.
The Mozambican Catholic Priest explained, “We are trying to prepare them so that after going back home, they try to help by first transforming their own family into a domestic church and to help their brothers and sisters in their Parishes to do the same.”
“We will give them the material that we are preparing here to help them in their work. What we are doing here, we will send to regions like AMECEA, IMBISA and they will do the same with their members,” Fr. Simbini told ACI Africa during the May 11 interview in Nairobi.
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Making reference to KD, he said that the document is divided into two parts. He said that the first part seeks to analyze the events in the last 50 years while the second part seeks to look at what could be done in the next 50 years.
He said that the bottom-line of the document is to transform the African church into the family of God and to transform the church in Africa into the image of family.
“In this document, the Bishops came to the conclusion that, if our Christian family is a non-domestic church, then we will struggle to transform the whole of Africa as a family,” Fr. Simbini said, and added, “To do that, we need to start at the grassroots, which is the Christian family.”
He said that the year 2021 was used to create awareness of the document among the member regions through workshops and seminars. Fr. Simbini added that it is through the meetings that it was decided that the urgent thing to start with is the family.
Silas Mwale Isenjia is a Kenyan journalist with a great zeal and interest for Catholic Church related communication. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics, Media and Communication from Moi University in Kenya. Silas has vast experience in the Media production industry. He currently works as a Journalist for ACI Africa.