Nairobi, 27 October, 2022 / 9:51 pm (ACI Africa).
Everything is set for the November 1 dialogue between Pope Francis and young people drawn from various Catholic universities from African countries.
In a Tuesday, October 25 interview with ACI Africa, Sr. Leonida Katunge who is heading the national steering committee for Kenyan participants in the dialogue estimated that over 3, 000 people will follow the virtual event which has brought on board youths from nine African countries to seek solidarity with the Holy father in the challenges they face on the continent.
Countries participating in the initiative of the Pan-African Catholic Theology and Pastoral Network (PACTPAN) are the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Congo Brazzaville, Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Nigeria, Cameroon and Ivory Coast.
Other countries will be roped in at the end of the six-month pilot project that is aimed at stirring the participation of the youth in the Synodal conversations, and to inspire them to be engaged fully in the “life of the Church and society”.
The listening session between Pope Francis and the African Catholic youths that has been estimated to run for two hours is set to begin at 3:00 p.m. Rome time on November 1, All Saints’ Day.