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Ioannes Paulus PP. II
Ecclesia in Africa

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1 Intro, 0 | 1. The Church which is in Africa celebrated 2 Intro, 0 | the attention of the whole Church the results of their reflections 3 Intro, 0 | faithful of the Catholic Church in Africa, I begin the celebration 4 Intro, 0 | decisive importance for the Church in Africa.~ 5 Intro, 0 | of that great event, the Church of God in Africa experienced 6 Intro, 0 | valuable opportunities for the Church in Africa to make its voice 7 Intro, 0 | make its voice heard in the Church throughout the world. Thus, 8 Intro, 0 | commemoration on which the Church renews her awareness of 9 Intro, 0 | great importance for the Church", welcoming, as I said, 10 Intro, 0 | Acts 8:27-39), so today the Church in Africa, joyful and grateful 11 Intro, 0 | and ninety priests, the Church, which is the Family of 12 Intro, 0 | daughters of the Catholic Church: Bishops, priests, deacons, 13 Intro, 0 | been placed before it: "The Church in Africa and her evangelizing 14 Intro, 0 | current situation of the Church in Africa, recalling the 15 Intro, 0 | evangelizing mission which the Church must take into account at 16 Intro, 0 | and challenges facing the Church in Africa on the eve of 17 Intro, 0 | responsibilities of the Church in Africa as a missionary 18 Intro, 0 | in Africa as a missionary Church: a Church of mission which 19 Intro, 0 | as a missionary Church: a Church of mission which itself 20 I, 0 | his salvation. The whole Church is invited to live fully 21 I, 0 | Africa, in whom the Catholic Church during those days found 22 I, 0 | this is the faith of the Church; this is the faith of all 23 I, 0 | through his Gospel and his Church, can save Africa from its 24 I, 0 | their faith in the "unique Church of Christ, which in the 25 I, 0 | essential features of the Church and her mission. She "does 26 I, 0 | the Holy Spirit, makes his Church one, holy, catholic and 27 I, 0 | in the communion of the Church, that they are entitled 28 I, 0 | aware that the joy of their Church flowed from the same event 29 I, 0 | promise to remain with his Church for ever (cf. Mt 28:20), 30 I, 0 | its complexity what the Church is called to do in order 31 I, 0 | experienced in many countries, the Church has the duty to affirm vigorously 32 I, 0 | confidence is based on the Church's awareness of God's promise, 33 I, 0 | more the communion of the Church as a whole is enriched. 34 I, 0 | a whole is enriched. The Church in Africa testifies to the 35 I, 0 | aspects of the life of the Church in Africa, and in particular 36 I, 0 | être is the fact that the Church can move forward only by 37 I, 0 | Bishops is responsible for the Church".19~ 38 I, 0 | Special Assembly — "The Church in Africa and her evangelizing 39 I, 0 | expresses my desire that this Church should live the time leading 40 I, 0 | indicate how alive today is the Church's awareness of the salvific 41 I, 0 | penance in the life of the Church and of all humanity, the 42 I, 0 | communion with the universal Church~19. Right from the beginning 43 I, 0 | communion with the universal Church. Indeed, the Assembly always 44 I, 0 | the needs of the universal Church. Likewise, when the time 45 I, 0 | significance for the universal Church, not only because of the 46 I, 0 | individuals and communities of the Church in the other continents 47 I, 0 | communion which links the Church in Africa with the universal 48 I, 0 | Africa with the universal Church, and in order to emphasize 49 I, 0 | the universality of the Church in a striking and deeply 50 I, 0 | each individual part of the Church contributes through its 51 I, 0 | other parts and of the whole Church".23~ 52 I, 0 | main question facing the Church in Africa consists in delineating 53 I, 0 | a real challenge for the Church in Africa.~It is of course 54 I, 0 | Lord Jesus entrusted to his Church under the guidance and in 55 I, 0 | relevance and credibility of the Church's message in Africa inescapably 56 I, 0 | why, with reference to the Church's evangelizing mission in 57 I, 0 | Today more than ever, the Church is aware that her social 58 I, 0 | credibility and relevance of the Church's message in Africa? That 59 I, 0 | that the credibility of the Church in Africa depended upon 60 I, 0 | unnoticed by the universal Church.~In order to make the Lineamenta 61 I, 0 | Assembly, many members of the Church in Africaclergy, religious 62 I, 0 | talents at the service of the Church, and fervently praying together 63 I, 0 | involvement of the entire Church in Africa at all levels". 64 I, 0 | as the first step in the Church's mission "ad gentes": it 65 I, 0 | 34-35,47).~Thus began the Church's mission ad gentes, of 66 I, 0 | origin of the growth of the Church on the African Continent. 67 I, 0 | since by Christ's will the Church is by her nature missionary, 68 I, 0 | missionary, it follows that the Church in Africa is itself called 69 I, 0 | have often said that "the Church in Africa is a missionary 70 I, 0 | in Africa is a missionary Church and a mission Church".36~ 71 I, 0 | missionary Church and a mission Church".36~The Special Assembly 72 II | CHAPTER II~THE CHURCH IN AFRICA~ 73 II, 1 | back to the period of the Church's very birth. The spread 74 II, 1 | these first centuries of the Church in Africa, certain women 75 II, 1 | the common heritage of the Church, and the Christian writers 76 II, 1 | full communion: the Greek Church of the Patriarchate of Alexandria, 77 II, 1 | of Alexandria, the Coptic Church of Egypt and the Church 78 II, 1 | Church of Egypt and the Church of Ethiopia, which share 79 II, 1 | share with the Catholic Church a common origin and the 80 II, 1 | land, but of all the early Church. They have laboured much 81 II, 1 | directly in the birth of the Church and the work of the breath 82 II, 1 | Indeed, the growth of the Church in Africa over the last 83 II, 1 | Africa has given to the Church. Pope Paul VI eloquently 84 II, 1 | that Africa gives to the Church, the list that is its greatest 85 II, 1 | their final stages. The Church in Africa must furnish and 86 II, 1 | tremendous growth of the Church in Africa over the last 87 II, 1 | glorious splendour of the Church in Africa, the Synod Fathers 88 II, 1 | and achievements of the Church in Africa are due largely 89 II, 1 | missionaries to yourselves. The Church of Christ is well and truly 90 II, 1 | it confers on the local Church the mark of its authenticity 91 II, 1 | which makes the African Church great and holy from its 92 II, 1 | roots and growth of the Church~38. The fact that in the 93 II, 1 | the building up of the Church on the Continent is confirmed 94 II, 1 | significant accomplishments of the Church in Africa in the areas of 95 II, 1 | membership. In this way the Church offers her ministry to the 96 II, 1 | the maturity which the Church in Africa has attained: 97 II, 1 | the point of view of the Church's evangelizing mission? 98 II, 1 | express the hope that the Church will continue patiently 99 II, 1 | with satisfaction that the Church in Africa, faithful to its 100 II, 1 | the whole Tradition of the Church bears witness ... The motivating 101 II, 1 | means at its disposal, the Church in Africa plays a leading 102 II, 1 | heartfelt thanks to the Church in Africa for the role which 103 II, 2 | Present-day problems of the Church in Africa~ 104 II, 2 | questions. How must the Church carry out her evangelizing 105 II, 2 | expectation, the members of the Church must first of all deepen 106 II, 2 | because she evangelizes, the Church must "begin by being evangelized 107 II, 2 | raised by "this theme of the Church which is evangelized by 108 II, 2 | not yet evangelized. The Church certainly respects and esteems 109 II, 2 | is an invitation to the Church to withhold from these non-Christians 110 II, 2 | Christ. On the contrary the Church holds that these multitudes 111 II, 2 | groups".61 This is why the Church in Africa feels challenged 112 II, 2 | of the world and of the Church passes through the family". 113 II, 3 | what resources will the Church in Africa succeed in meeting 114 II, 3 | specific role within the Church".67 For this reason the 115 II, 3 | question must be asked: Has the Church in Africa sufficiently formed 116 III, 0 | The Church's mission~55. "Go into all 117 III, 0 | essential mission of the Church ... Evangelizing is in fact 118 III, 0 | and vocation proper to the Church, her deepest identity. She 119 III, 0 | sent and evangelized, the Church herself sends out evangelizers. 120 III, 0 | Apostle to the Gentiles, the Church can say: "I preach the Gospel ... 121 III, 0 | Gospel!" (1 Cor 9:16).~The Church proclaims the Good News 122 III, 0 | martyrdom (cf. Mk 8:35). For the Church and the Christian proclaim 123 III, 0 | it now passes on to the Church of the Continent. "You shall 124 III, 0 | owes so very much",72 the Church in Africa, having become " 125 III, 0 | effective solidarity for the Church's missionary work be favoured 126 III, 0 | the Holy Spirit guides the Church into all truth (cf. Jn 16: 127 III, 0 | Entrusted first of all to the Church, the written Word of God 128 III, 0 | authentically interpreted by the Church.84~In order that the Word 129 III, 0 | greatest challenges for the Church on the Continent on the 130 III, 0 | Father too. The Word that the Church proclaims is precisely the 131 III, 0 | Christ and the Word that the Church proclaims, the inculturation 132 III, 0 | earth when they enter the Church live a new Pentecost, profess 133 III, 0 | wisdom of peoples, leads the Church with a supernatural light 134 III, 0 | whole truth. In her turn the Church takes on the values of different 135 III, 0 | raises the question of the Church's fidelity to the Gospel 136 III, 0 | communion with the universal Church ... In all cases, care must 137 III, 0 | includes the whole life of the Church and the whole process of 138 III, 0 | includes theology, liturgy, the Church's life and structures. All 139 III, 0 | possibilities which the Church's present discipline provides 140 III, 0 | The Church as God's Family~63. Not 141 III, 0 | made use of it, taking the Church as God's Family as its guiding 142 III, 0 | as an expression of the Church's nature particularly appropriate 143 III, 0 | thus aim at building up the Church as Family, avoiding all 144 III, 0 | out the theology of the Church as Family with all the riches 145 III, 0 | with other images of the Church".102~All this presupposes 146 III, 0 | expounds the doctrine on the Church using images drawn from 147 III, 0 | According to the Council, the Church is the Bride of Christ, 148 III, 0 | focused on the idea of the Church as the Family of God.103 149 III, 0 | relationship with Christ, the Church is a kind of sacrament or 150 III, 0 | either the Latin or Eastern Church, "inculturation of the liturgy, 151 III, 0 | sacramental life, fidelity to the Church's teaching must be maintained. 152 III, 0 | within the family of the Church at all levels: between Bishops, 153 III, 0 | and within each particular Church between the Bishop, the 154 III, 0 | different rites within the same Church. SECAM is to establish " 155 III, 0 | which is proper to her, the Church does not only communicate 156 III, 0 | her whole community, the Church believes she can contribute 157 III, 0 | history more human".121 The Church proclaims and begins to 158 III, 0 | with this in mind then, the Church walks and lives intimately 159 III, 0 | has been entrusted to the Church to reveal the mystery of 160 III, 0 | peoples of Africa. "The Church", they declared, "must continue 161 III, 0 | which is an aspect of the Church's prophetic role. But it 162 III, 0 | also to this world that the Church is sent to bring the Good 163 III, 0 | Bishops and priests, that the Church is sent to speak, to preach 164 IV, 1 | convoked so that the whole Church of God on the Continent 165 IV, 1 | itself. On the one hand, the Church must assimilate and live 166 IV, 1 | not only because of the Church's practice, but also by 167 IV, 1 | of Christ, which is the Church".139 Therefore a journey 168 IV, 1 | not yet evangelized, the Church is faced with the necessary 169 IV, 1 | world" (Mt 5:13, 14). If the Church in Africa makes a vigorous 170 IV, 1 | formation~75. In all areas of Church life formation is of primary 171 IV, 1 | specific role within the Church".141 This includes Bishops, 172 IV, 1 | is "the task of the local Church, assisted by missionaries 173 IV, 1 | Deepening the faith~76. The Church in Africa, in order to evangelize, 174 IV, 1 | at the beginning of the Church, acts in every evangelizer 175 IV, 1 | because of what we are, a Church whose innermost life is 176 IV, 1 | great discipline of the Church, confirmed in the course 177 IV, 1 | of the Lord who leads the Church to the whole truth (cf. 178 IV, 1 | of human relations.~The Church in Africa is aware that 179 IV, 1 | to humanity through his Church. Otherwise the world will 180 IV, 2 | of the world and of the Church passes through the family". 181 IV, 2 | them" 161 and asked the Church on the Continent to make 182 IV, 2 | Cross for his Bride, the Church. In this sacrifice there 183 IV, 2 | the love of Christ for his Church. As a sign of this love 184 IV, 2 | permanent reminder to the Church of what happened on the 185 IV, 2 | evangelization is to build up the Church as the Family of God, an 186 V, 0 | Synod of Bishops was: the Church's task in Africa is immense; 187 V, 0 | also aims to build up the Church of God, in the light of 188 V, 0 | a life nourished in the Church by the reception of the 189 V, 1 | the universal and local Church.~It is especially the concern 190 V, 1 | the concern of the local Church, entrusted to the responsibility 191 V, 1 | Fathers recognized that the Church as Family cannot reach her 192 V, 1 | reach her full potential as Church unless she is divided into 193 V, 1 | aware of their role in the Church, thereby fulfilling their 194 V, 1 | a solid formation in the Church's social doctrine, so that 195 V, 1 | implantation and expansion of the Church in Africa. The Synod recommends 196 V, 1 | witness",174 a true "domestic church",175 a community which believes 197 V, 1 | Christian family, as a "domestic Church" built on the solid cultural 198 V, 1 | particular urgency because the Church was then celebrating the 199 V, 1 | Young people~93. The Church in Africa knows well that 200 V, 1 | men and women~94. "In the Church understood as the Family 201 V, 1 | create, in the spirit of the Church as Family, mixed groups 202 V, 1 | religious life in the local Church.188~ 203 V, 1 | administering the goods of the Church efficiently and openly, 204 V, 1 | ancient ministry in the Church, Episcopal Conferences and 205 V, 1 | will carefully pastor the Church which God obtained with 206 V, 2 | engaged in the mission of the Church in Africa and Madagascar", 207 V, 2 | harmonious, expressing the Church as Family, where all devote " 208 V, 2 | social backgrounds".201 The Church in Africa and Madagascar 209 V, 2 | sign of the growth of the Church insofar as their research 210 V, 2 | internalize them. They serve the Church by providing trained personnel, 211 V, 2 | questions for the benefit of the Church, by developing an African 212 V, 2 | cultural centres offer to the Church the possibility of presence 213 V, 2 | public forums which allow the Church to make widely known, in 214 V, 2 | we cannot forget that a Church is able to reach material 215 VI, 0 | heaven is addressed to the Church of God in all times and 216 VI, 0 | all times and places. The Church as the Family of God in 217 VI, 0 | heaven" (Mt 5:9-10). The Church's witness must be accompanied 218 VI, 0 | solemnly declared: "The Church must continue to play her 219 VI, 0 | achieve this effectively, the Church, as a community of faith, 220 VI, 0 | at their service. If the Church is to give witness to justice, 221 VI, 0 | and the life style of the Church".209~In what concerns the 222 VI, 0 | fundamental human rights, the Church's apostolate cannot be improvised. 223 VI, 0 | the social teaching of the Church. Each person, according 224 VI, 0 | community and the nation, the Church has both the right and the 225 VI, 0 | Here we must mention the Church's apostolate in the areas 226 VI, 0 | and co-responsibility, the Church creates conditions for the 227 VI, 0 | in public life that the Church can exercise a positive 228 VI, 0 | person is able to render the Church present".212~ 229 VI, 0 | it obliges the Catholic Church and the other Churches and 230 VI, 0 | principal routes along which the Church travels together with the 231 VI, 0 | Gospel, is the sign of a Church which participates in the 232 VI, 0 | Bishops of the universal Church presided over by the Successor 233 VI, 0 | Africa in the universal Church and the world community. 234 VI, 0 | God's Family on earth, the Church should be the living sign 235 VI, 0 | be ensured. Moreover, the Church in the developed countries 236 VI, 1 | of the nation and of the Church.221~But at the same time 237 VI, 1 | 118. The Church in Africaespecially through 238 VI, 1 | of great concern for the Church, as expressed in many official 239 VI, 1 | their specific role in the Church and in society at large. " 240 VI, 1 | in the development of the Church and society were strongly 241 VI, 1 | With specific regard to the Church, women should be properly 242 VI, 1 | apostolic activity.~The Church deplores and condemns, to 243 VI, 2 | Spirit. That is why "the Church is aware of her duty of 244 VI, 2 | intra and ad extra. The Church should promote communication 245 VI, 2 | communication~125. Today the Church has at her disposal a variety 246 VI, 2 | message of salvation. In the Church in Africa many obstacles 247 VI, 2 | worldwide. In Africa, the Church has a great need for solidarity 248 VII, 0 | to Christ in every local Church, every nation, every region, 249 VII, 0 | Open to mission~128. The Church in Africa is not called 250 VII, 0 | tendency to isolationism by the Church in Africa. At all times 251 VII, 0 | missionary mandate which the Church received from Christ: to 252 VII, 0 | of this commitment to the Church's catholicity that the Lineamenta 253 VII, 0 | declared: "No particular Church, not even the poorest, can 254 VII, 0 | Churches and with the universal Church (cf. Acts 2:44-45)".245 255 VII, 0 | said a few years ago: "The Church in Africa's obligation to 256 VII, 0 | universal missionary work of the Church. Let them send their own 257 VII, 0 | communion with the universal Church reaches a certain measure 258 VII, 0 | sight of the needs of the Church as a whole. As Catholic 259 VII, 0 | great and sacred task of the Church".252~ 260 VII, 0 | activity of the universal Church. Similarly, I give thanks 261 VII, 0 | maturity and dynamism of the Church in Africa.~ 262 VII, 0 | established in every particular Church and in every country as 263 VII, 0 | this two-thousand-year-old Church of ours: being young in 264 VII, 0 | missionary epic of the early Church. You will also be a leaven 265 VII, 0 | 137. The Church in Africa shares with the 266 VII, 0 | shares with the universal Church "the sublime vocation of 267 VII, 0 | midst of the world, the Church contributes to promoting 268 VII, 0 | vocation entrusted to the Church by her Divine Founder, I 269 VII, 0 | the beginning' ".262 The Church in Africa is called to reach 270 VII, 0 | Unum Sint.264 Certainly the Church on the Continent can also 271 VII, 0 | ends of the earth", the Church in Africa will no doubt 272 VII, 0 | strengthening solidarity that the Church can make a specific and 273 VII, 0 | the various cultures, the Church brings them closer to one 274 VII, 0 | international community, the Church in Africa does not seek 275 VII, 0 | reconciliation".266 The Church seeks to contribute to humanity' 276 VII, 0 | their discussion on the Church's solidarity with peoples 277 VII, 0 | Precisely for this reason the Church in Africa is convinced — 278 Conclu, 0| evangelizing mission of the Church in Africa on the threshold 279 Conclu, 0| of this Assembly to the Church in Africa, Madagascar and 280 Conclu, 0| and to the whole Catholic Church, I give thanks to God — 281 Conclu, 0| convoked in order to enable the Church in Africa to assume its 282 Conclu, 0| genuine heritage of the Church's teaching and discipline 283 Conclu, 0| Prayer to Mary, Mother of the Church~144. In thanksgiving for 284 Conclu, 0| of God~and Mother of the Church,~thanks to you, on the day 285 Conclu, 0| a new Pentecost~for the Church in Africa, Madagascar~and 286 Conclu, 0| sons and daughters~of the Church~which is the Family of the


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