Accra, 26 July, 2022 / 9:42 pm (ACI Africa).
Delegates of the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) that officially started Tuesday, July 26 have been urged to seek to renew their commitment to the “mission of evangelization” in Africa.
In his homily during the opening Holy Mass of the Plenary Assembly that is bringing together over 120 Catholic Bishops in Africa in Ghana’s capital city, Accra, Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, a Pro-Prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, urged members of SECAM to also use the meeting to reflect on their relationship with God.
“We thank God for gathering us as one community of faith as SECAM, and as God’s family in Africa,” Cardinal Tagle said in his homily on July 26 at Christ the King Parish of Accra Archdiocese, and added, “In this Eucharistic celebration, we ask the Lord for the grace of renewed commitment to our mission of evangelization.”
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Making reference to the disciples meeting with the risen Jesus in Galilee, the Vatican-based Cardinal said, “I want to imagine that on this 19th Plenary Assembly of SECAM we are led back to the mountain in Galilee to meet Jesus the risen one who will instruct and send his disciples. For us, the mountain in Galilee is here in Accra.”