Port Louis, 01 March, 2020 / 8:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The need to pull together for lasting peace in Mauritius is a key emphasis of Maurice Cardinal Piat, the Bishop of Port-Louis Diocese in his message for the Lenten period in the Indian Ocean Island nation.
It is possible to work towards a lasting peace, but each one must contribute his stone to the edifice, because “it is together that peace will be lasting," Cardinal Piat underlined in his 52-page Pastoral Letter, which he unveiled Tuesday, February 25.
“The Lenten season is an ideal time to study in depth these evils that plague society in order to better heal them,” the Cardinal states.
The member of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans) appeals for an end to the various forms of violence that seem to be on the increase in the Mauritian society “particularly due to the continuing drug trafficking, joblessness of youths, over-indebtedness and precarious housing.”
Other forms of violence highlighted in the Pastoral Letter include “the hidden forms of the ultra-liberal economic system, the functioning of our democracy, social and family violence, and the underground forms of violence that gnaw away at the education system.”