Landmark African Congress to Invite Delegates to Think of Another Possible Africa, Church, Reality for People
During the 20th century alone, the African Catholic Church managed to swell from a membership of 2 million in 1900 to 140 million by 2000. And while demographics may not always be destiny, Pope Francis’s efforts to turn the attention of the global Church to the south makes any large-scale gathering of African Catholics not just important locally, but worldwide.
That’s why when more than 700 individuals from across Africa gather in Enugu, Nigeria this week for the first ever Pan-African Catholic Congress on Theology, Society and Pastoral Life, organizers believe it will serve as a kairos moment in the life of the Church – in Africa and beyond.
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