Nairobi, 11 May, 2023 / 9:28 pm (ACI Africa).
The Temporary Administrator of Caritas Internationalis (CI) has lauded members of Caritas Africa for giving voice to change that can help “eliminate the roots of injustice” on the continent.
In his address at the opening session of the 10th Caritas Africa Regional Assembly in Rome on Monday, May 8, Dr. Pier Francesco Pinelli said that Caritas Africa has been beneficial to many people in the world’s second-largest continent.
“You have been present in the field, but also in places where you try to give voice to changes that can eliminate the roots of injustice,” Dr. Pinelli said in his address at the opening of the four-day Assembly that concluded Wednesday, May 10.
The CI Temporary Administrator who was appointed to the position by Pope Francis last November lauded Caritas Africa for bringing "light, hope, to bear witness to love,” and added, “You are present in war and climate emergencies, in forgotten crises, in community strengthening.”
He recognized Caritas Africa’s reaching out to the needy and vulnerable at the grassroots, saying that the strengthening of communities in difficult situations “is the foundation of a robust more inclusive and just society and the basic layer to build local Church."