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Bureaucratic “pastoral dynamics” a Threat to Church’s Mission in Africa, A Reflection

As the Church in Africa continues to be missionary to itself by having clergy and religious men and women crossing diocesan and national ecclesiastical borders to evangelize following the 1969 encouragement of Pope Saint Paul VI to the people of God in Africa, a missionary serving on the continent has cautioned that the tendency of pastoral agents to enjoy a system of administration that obliges the laity to find them in offices rather than mutual interactions seems to hinder effective evangelization.

Priests and Religious at the Accra Archdiocesan Climax of the Extraordinary Missionary Month of October 2019 at the St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Legon, Accra, October 30 2019. In the background is Archbishop John Bonaventure Kwofie of Accra / Damian Avevor, Ghana

“Evangelization impossible without financial resources”: Church Leader in Ghana Says

Following the conclusion of the Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019 (EMMOCT2019) commissioned by Pope Francis, a Church leader in Ghana has appealed to Catholics to renew their commitment in supporting the Universal Solidarity Fund arguing that it is not possible to evangelize without financial resources.

An indigenous woman from the Amazon region hands Pope Francis a plant during the closing Mass of the Synod / Vatican Media

Did Pan-Amazonian Synod Opportunities Evade First Missionaries in Africa?

Days after the three-week Pan-Amazonian Synod concluded at the Vatican, an Ivorian religious missionary priest is of the opinion that the kind of opportunities utilized by the fathers of the recently concluded Synod were missed out by the Church in Africa, particularly at the time of implanting the Catholic faith gospel on the African continent.

Pope Francis speaks at the general audience Oct. 23, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis: Synodality Brought Pagans to 'reject idolatry'

Pope Francis said Wednesday that the first Christian evangelization of the pagans opened up “a very lively controversy” as the early Church discerned how to absorb new members from outside the people of Israel.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for World Missionary Day Oct. 20, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

On World Mission Day, Pope Urges Catholics to Share Christ's Love with All

Jesus Christ desires that all people know him and his love, and every Catholic has the mission of sharing this love with the world, Pope Francis said Sunday at Mass for World Mission Day.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Abuja, Nigeria

Catholic Journalists in Nigeria Encouraged to Engage Social Media to Spread Gospel Values

At a time when the diffusion of Internet and digital gadgets globally and in Africa have contributed to the use of social media across the globe, Catholic journalists in Africa’s most populated country, Nigeria, have been encouraged to engage social media for evangelization, digital forums that can facilitate the passing on of gospel values with relative ease.