Caxito, 04 October, 2023 / 4:51 pm (ACI Africa).
Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of Caxito Diocese in Angola has directed Catholic Parishes in his Episcopal See to work towards establishing “appropriate” facilities for catechesis that would see an end to having catechetical classes under trees.
In his October message dedicated to mission, Bishop Camuto says, “Let the Parishes get concerned with creating facilities for catechesis; let's avoid outdoors, and the holding of catechetical classes under trees.”
“We criticize the current conditions in which the religious instructions for the children take place; in many provinces we find children learning under trees,” the Angolan Catholic Bishop emphasizes in his Monday, October 2 message.
He adds, “Let's improve our methods of teaching catechesis; let the parishes take care to set up catechism rooms, because catechesis under a tree is distracting; it distracts the children. Let's create appropriate places for teaching the doctrine of Christ.”
“Let's try to give greater dignity to this lifelong learning, because it is said that what is learned in the cradle lasts a lifetime, right up to the coffin,” Bishop Camuto further said, adding, “By doing so, the seed will fall in a good place, in good soil, and we will then have good fruit.”