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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.