Sub-Saharan Africa, 11 March, 2020 / 12:23 am (ACI Africa).
In a bid to mitigate the “series of challenges” that the people of God on the African continent face today, the President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) has, in an interview with ACI Africa, noted that “in-depth evangelization” is necessary.
“We are facing a series of challenges in Africa today; this calls for a new beginning for us pastors to go into in-depth evangelization as it will bring hope to the suffering people of Africa,” SECAM President, Phillip Cardinal Ouédraogo told ACI Africa in an interview last week.
“We must live in hope and join forces for evangelization, the new evangelization. We need to evangelize in depth and join forces to meet the challenges of our societies, especially reconciliation, justice and peace," said Cardinal Ouédraogo on the sidelines of SECAM's Standing Committee meeting in Nairobi, Kenya.
He continued, “It is a big challenge but it is with solidarity and strengthened by Christian hope that we can overcome the challenges facing all the Churches in Africa and Madagascar.”
Referencing Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s Encyclical Letter, Spe Salvi, the Burkinabe Cardinal affirmed, “Our strength is this Christian hope.”