Abidjan, 04 March, 2020 / 10:25 pm (ACI Africa).
The Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace in the West African nation of Ivory Coast is organizing a training seminar for pastoral agents in a bid to broaden their understanding of the Social Doctrine of the Church so that they are “more involved in the life of the society to which they belong.”
“By offering this training, the Bishops hope that pastoral agents will become more and more involved in the life of the society to which they belong," Fr. Emmanuel Wohi Nin, Secretary General of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Ivory Coast (CECCI), told journalists at a press conference at the diocesan Centre in Ivory Coast’s capital, Yamoussoukro Monday, March 2.
According to Fr Wohi, the objective of the training session, which is expected to run from March 3 – 6, is to “strengthen and consolidate the knowledge of pastoral agents on the fundamental principles of the Church's Social Doctrine, in order to promote its practice in society.”
“The Bishops also want them (pastoral agents) to be present in public debates and in debates that concern the Ivorian nation,” the Secretary General of CECCI said.
In recent times, the Catholic Church in Ivory Coast has been vocal on issues affecting the country, inviting the people to take their responsibility in building a peaceful and prosperous nation.