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1 Intro, 0 | The Church which is in Africa celebrated with joy and 2 Intro, 0 | the Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops. 3 Intro, 0 | centuries of Christianity in Africa, the Pastors of this Continent, 4 Intro, 0 | events seemed to be tempting Africa to discouragement and despair.~ 5 Intro, 0 | prospects of evangelization in Africa on the threshold of the 6 Intro, 0 | of the Catholic Church in Africa, I begin the celebration 7 Intro, 0 | the Special Assembly for Africa, I am promulgating the text 8 Intro, 0 | importance for the Church in Africa.~ 9 Intro, 0 | event, the Church of God in Africa experienced true moments 10 Intro, 0 | Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar~3. It is 11 Intro, 0 | climate that the Bishops of Africa and Madagascar present at 12 Intro, 0 | cooperation among the Bishops of Africa later became permanent in 13 Intro, 0 | Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM). 14 Intro, 0 | the first of a Pope to Africa in modern times.~ 15 Intro, 0 | the Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops~ 16 Intro, 0 | opportunities for the Church in Africa to make its voice heard 17 Intro, 0 | the Synod Fathers from Africa happily took the occasion 18 Intro, 0 | problems of evangelization in Africa. It was then that the Bishops 19 Intro, 0 | evaluating evangelization in Africa vis-à-vis the great choices 20 Intro, 0 | Conferences and of each Bishop of Africa and Madagascar was organized, 21 Intro, 0 | convoke a Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops. 22 Intro, 0 | some time by the Bishops of Africa, priests, theologians and 23 Intro, 0 | The Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops 24 Intro, 0 | Lord visited his people in Africa. Indeed, this Continent 25 Intro, 0 | seems that the "hour of Africa" has come, a favourable 26 Intro, 0 | so today the Church in Africa, joyful and grateful for 27 Intro, 0 | about the Tomb of Peter. Africa was present there, in its 28 Intro, 0 | instruments. On that occasion Africa felt that it was, in the 29 Intro, 0 | the Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops, 30 Intro, 0 | or another have at heart Africa's spiritual and material 31 Intro, 0 | The Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops 32 Intro, 0 | before it: "The Church in Africa and her evangelizing mission 33 Intro, 0 | situation of the Church in Africa, recalling the different 34 Intro, 0 | challenges facing the Church in Africa on the eve of the Year 2000 35 Intro, 0 | of Christ's witnesses in Africa, so that they will make 36 Intro, 0 | responsibilities of the Church in Africa as a missionary Church: 37 I, 0 | This Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops 38 I, 0 | fundamental importance for Africa, a kairos, a moment of grace, 39 I, 0 | make their pilgrim way in Africa, whose faith and witness 40 I, 0 | 6:67-69). The Bishops of Africa, in whom the Catholic Church 41 I, 0 | Churches which everywhere in Africa are on pilgrimage towards 42 I, 0 | this faith, the Bishops of Africa entrusted their Continent 43 I, 0 | and his Church, can save Africa from its present difficulties 44 I, 0 | Assembly, the Bishops of Africa publicly proclaimed their 45 I, 0 | the Special Assembly for Africa rejoiced to see how African 46 I, 0 | that the local Churches of Africa hold a rightful place in 47 I, 0 | the Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops 48 I, 0 | minds, the Special Synod for Africa, Madagascar and the Islands 49 I, 0 | them, we, the Bishops of Africa, together with all the participants 50 I, 0 | to you, Family of God in Africa, to you, the Family of God 51 I, 0 | exhort all God?s People in Africa to accept with open hearts 52 I, 0 | many evils which oppress Africa today. The Fathers explored 53 I, 0 | characterizes numerous parts of Africa, and despite the sad situations 54 I, 0 | about the future of both Africa and any other part of the 55 I, 0 | enriched. The Church in Africa testifies to the truth of 56 I, 0 | the Special Assembly for Africa, I indicated the reason 57 I, 0 | pastoral solidarity throughout Africa and the adjacent Islands". 58 I, 0 | the life of the Church in Africa, and in particular should 59 I, 0 | During my Pastoral Visits in Africa, I frequently referred to 60 I, 0 | the Special Assembly for Africa and to the principal aims 61 I, 0 | Assembly — "The Church in Africa and her evangelizing mission 62 I, 0 | the Special Assembly for Africa, and to feel that they were 63 I, 0 | which links the Church in Africa with the universal Church, 64 I, 0 | commitment of all the faithful to Africa.~ 65 I, 0 | question facing the Church in Africa consists in delineating 66 I, 0 | challenge for the Church in Africa.~It is of course true "that 67 I, 0 | the Church's message in Africa inescapably entailed consideration 68 I, 0 | the Church's message in Africa? That same Assembly had 69 I, 0 | credibility of the Church in Africa depended upon Bishops and 70 I, 0 | levels and especially in Africa, in the preparations for 71 I, 0 | the Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops, 72 I, 0 | of ten Pastoral Visits to Africa and Madagascar, going to 73 I, 0 | with the People of God in Africa. I also took advantage of 74 I, 0 | of the Special Synod for Africa. In addition, on three separate 75 I, 0 | the particular Churches of Africa. The Assembly of SECAM in 76 I, 0 | the Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops, 77 I, 0 | members of the Church in Africaclergy, religious and 78 I, 0 | of the entire Church in Africa at all levels".34~ 79 I, 0 | God wills to save Africa~27. The Apostle of the Gentiles 80 I, 0 | embraces all the peoples of Africa. Divine Providence willed 81 I, 0 | Divine Providence willed that Africa should be present during 82 I, 0 | God's salvific plan for Africa. One of the Scriptural readings, 83 I, 0 | who reached the heart of Africa undoubtedly felt an astonishment 84 I, 0 | God's salvific plan for Africa is at the origin of the 85 I, 0 | follows that the Church in Africa is itself called to play 86 I, 0 | said that "the Church in Africa is a missionary Church and 87 I, 0 | The Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops 88 II | CHAPTER II~THE CHURCH IN AFRICA~ 89 II, 1 | the Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops, 90 II, 1 | by God in the course of Africa's evangelization. It is 91 II, 1 | evangelization of Egypt and North Africa. A second phase, involving 92 II, 1 | and to all the peoples of Africa concerning the promotion 93 II, 1 | the glorious splendour of Africa's Christian past: "We think 94 II, 1 | the Christian Churches of Africa whose origins go back to 95 II, 1 | Christian life in the North of Africa was most vigorous and had 96 II, 1 | centuries of the Church in Africa, certain women also bore 97 II, 1 | the Christian writers of Africa remain today a basic source 98 II, 1 | ancient glories of Christian Africa, we wish to express our 99 II, 1 | Christian name alive in Africa through all the vicissitudes 100 II, 1 | the regions of Sub-Saharan Africa. That endeavour included 101 II, 1 | first native Bishop of Black Africa.~It was during this period, 102 II, 1 | of the evangelization of Africa came to an end in the eighteenth 103 II, 1 | phase~33. The third phase of Africa's systematic evangelization 104 II, 1 | Peoples clearly demonstrate.40 Africa has responded with great 105 II, 1 | growth of the Church in Africa over the last hundred years 106 II, 1 | of the present period of Africa's evangelization are illustrated 107 II, 1 | by the Saints whom modern Africa has given to the Church. 108 II, 1 | wonderful stories of ancient Africa ... For from the Africa 109 II, 1 | Africa ... For from the Africa that was sprinkled with 110 II, 1 | emerging a free and redeemed Africa".41~ 111 II, 1 | The list of Saints that Africa gives to the Church, the 112 II, 1 | the Special Assembly for Africa? "Other causes are reaching 113 II, 1 | final stages. The Church in Africa must furnish and write her 114 II, 1 | growth of the Church in Africa over the last hundred years 115 II, 1 | splendour of the Church in Africa, the Synod Fathers only 116 II, 1 | God's marvellous deeds for Africa's liberation and salvation.~" 117 II, 1 | achievements of the Church in Africa are due largely to the heroic 118 II, 1 | everyone. The hallowed soil of Africa is truly sown with the tombs 119 II, 1 | Gospel.~When the Bishops of Africa met in Rome for the Special 120 II, 1 | have preached the Gospel in Africa; for Sacred Scripture admonishes 121 II, 1 | the sons and daughters of Africa who served as co-workers 122 II, 1 | the Special Assembly for Africa. The seed sown at that time 123 II, 1 | are sons of the peoples of Africa, are eloquent witnesses 124 II, 1 | many sons and daughters of Africa who enter the older missionary 125 II, 1 | accomplishments of the Church in Africa in the areas of inculturation 126 II, 1 | cent of the population of Africa, Catholic health facilities 127 II, 1 | by the young Churches of Africa in order to bring the Gospel " 128 II, 1 | missionary Institutes founded in Africa have grown in number, and 129 II, 1 | ministry to the peoples of Africa; but she also accepts involvement 130 II, 1 | maturity which the Church in Africa has attained: this is what 131 II, 1 | What has become of Africa?~39. A little less than 132 II, 1 | After correctly noting that Africa is a huge Continent where 133 II, 1 | without any doubt, is that Africa is full of problems. In 134 II, 1 | rich and powerful nations, Africa has practically become an 135 II, 1 | Synod Fathers contemporary Africa can be compared to the man 136 II, 1 | dead (cf. Lk 10:30-37). Africa is a Continent where countless 137 II, 1 | The sons and daughters of Africa need an understanding presence 138 II, 1 | African culture~42. Although Africa is very rich in natural 139 II, 1 | The sons and daughters of Africa love life. It is precisely 140 II, 1 | the Saints? The peoples of Africa respect the life which is 141 II, 1 | solidarity and community life. In Africa it is unthinkable to celebrate 142 II, 1 | ardent hope and prayer that Africa will always preserve this 143 II, 1 | strongly in many parts of Africa, and people are demanding 144 II, 1 | satisfaction that the Church in Africa, faithful to its vocation, 145 II, 1 | disposal, the Church in Africa plays a leading role in 146 II, 1 | The Special Assembly for Africa expressed deep gratitude " 147 II, 1 | thanks to the Church in Africa for the role which it has 148 II, 2 | problems of the Church in Africa~ 149 II, 2 | 46. The Bishops of Africa are faced with two fundamental 150 II, 2 | the Ecclesial Community in Africa must face today.~ 151 II, 2 | God felt by the peoples of Africa. In order not to disappoint 152 II, 2 | the millions of people in Africa who are not yet evangelized. 153 II, 2 | Christian faith. Many people in Africa look beyond Africa for the 154 II, 2 | people in Africa look beyond Africa for the so-called ?freedom 155 II, 2 | This is why the Church in Africa feels challenged by the 156 II, 2 | Episcopal Conferences of Africa in their replies to the 157 II, 2 | political difficulties~51. "In Africa, the need to apply the Gospel 158 II, 2 | clearly showed that issues in Africa such as increasing poverty, 159 II, 3 | resources will the Church in Africa succeed in meeting the challenges 160 II, 3 | agents of evangelization in Africa. I have already referred 161 II, 3 | in the evangelization of Africa. In particular, the training 162 II, 3 | asked: Has the Church in Africa sufficiently formed the 163 II, 3 | of the men and women of Africa and of every other continent.~ 164 III, 0 | of the first centuries, Africa can glory in its Martyrs 165 III, 0 | the Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops 166 III, 0 | this is the challenge. In Africa these should be the fruits 167 III, 0 | very much",72 the Church in Africa, having become "a new homeland 168 III, 0 | Truth and the Life".76 To Africa, which is menaced on all 169 III, 0 | the Special Assembly for Africa wished to be "the Synod 170 III, 0 | alive; we shall live!"78 Africa is not destined for death, 171 III, 0 | the Biblical Centre for Africa and Madagascar and the encouragement 172 III, 0 | rooting of the Gospel in Africa.88 It is "a requirement 173 III, 0 | ancient Eastern Churches of Africa, the Synod recommended " 174 III, 0 | for the evangelization of Africa.99 The Synod Fathers acknowledged 175 III, 0 | particularly appropriate for Africa. For this image emphasizes 176 III, 0 | hoped that theologians in Africa will work out the theology 177 III, 0 | Christ by their witness in Africa, Catholics are invited to 178 III, 0 | the life of the peoples of Africa. "The Church", they declared, " 179 III, 0 | and a critical mind.~In Africa, where oral transmission 180 IV, 1 | The Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops 181 IV, 1 | Acts 4:12). Because in Africa there are millions who are 182 IV, 1 | 13, 14). If the Church in Africa makes a vigorous and unhesitating 183 IV, 1 | faith~76. The Church in Africa, in order to evangelize, 184 IV, 1 | mighty works of God' ".145~In Africa today "formation in the 185 IV, 1 | proclamation of the faith in Africa today. In particular they 186 IV, 1 | the Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops 187 IV, 1 | urgent task in the life of Africa's particular Churches. Only 188 IV, 1 | challenge of inculturation in Africa consists in ensuring that 189 IV, 1 | the "global village", in Africa as elsewhere in the world 190 IV, 1 | relations.~The Church in Africa is aware that it has to 191 IV, 2 | fundamental cell of society. In Africa in particular, the family 192 IV, 2 | 15) lived for a time in Africa, is the "prototype and example 193 IV, 2 | the Special Assembly for Africa affirmed that the goal of 194 IV, 2 | The Christian families of Africa will thus become true "domestic 195 V | SHALL BE MY WITNESSES" IN AFRICA~ 196 V, 0 | the Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops 197 V, 0 | was: the Church's task in Africa is immense; in order to 198 V, 0 | challenges his disciples in Africa and gives them the mandate 199 V, 0 | witnesses" (Acts 1:8) in Africa.~ 200 V, 1 | expansion of the Church in Africa. The Synod recommends that 201 V, 1 | people~93. The Church in Africa knows well that youth are 202 V, 1 | circumstances of the mission in Africa, it is necessary to foster 203 V, 1 | that do not have houses in Africa" are not authorized "to 204 V, 1 | evangelization of the peoples of Africa and Madagascar, the Synodal 205 V, 2 | mission of the Church in Africa and Madagascar", thanks 206 V, 2 | backgrounds".201 The Church in Africa and Madagascar should therefore 207 V, 2 | and Higher Institutes in Africa have a prominent role to 208 V, 2 | the particular Churches in Africa have the objective of providing 209 VI, 0 | as the Family of God in Africa must bear witness to Christ 210 VI, 0 | states: "The Churches in Africa are also aware that, insofar 211 VI, 0 | about justice and peace in Africa consists in a good administration 212 VI, 0 | that there would arise in Africa holy politicians — both 213 VI, 0 | rule of law everywhere in Africa".217~ 214 VI, 0 | international commerce.~Africa's economic problems are 215 VI, 0 | and people of integrity in Africa and elsewhere will be able 216 VI, 0 | positively the place and role of Africa in the universal Church 217 VI, 1 | and death in many parts of Africa. It noted the role played 218 VI, 1 | of wars which are tearing Africa apart: "For some decades 219 VI, 1 | apart: "For some decades now Africa has been the theatre of 220 VI, 1 | addition to causes external to Africa, also has internal causes 221 VI, 1 | 118. The Church in Africaespecially through some 222 VI, 1 | Those who foment wars in Africa by the arms trade are accomplices 223 VI, 1 | countries that sell arms to Africa to stop doing so, and it 224 VI, 1 | well-being of their people".227~Africa must continue to seek peaceful 225 VI, 1 | they may be, whether in Africa or on other Continents.~ 226 VI, 1 | and their governments in Africa not to crush their peoples 227 VI, 1 | the condition of women in Africa. Their rights and duties 228 VI, 2 | of the evangelization of Africa, carefully taking into account 229 VI, 2 | underestimated. In many places in Africa they are still very useful 230 VI, 2 | salvation. In the Church in Africa many obstacles impede easy 231 VI, 2 | the particular Churches of Africa to do everything in their 232 VI, 2 | continental and worldwide. In Africa, the Church has a great 233 VI, 2 | cooperation which already exist in Africa, such as the Pan African 234 VII, 0 | the overall situation in Africa, in order to encourage an 235 VII, 0 | spirit of what I had said in Africa to a group of Bishops: " 236 VII, 0 | Christianity relevant to Africa, but Christ, in the members 237 VII, 0 | mission~128. The Church in Africa is not called to bear witness 238 VII, 0 | isolationism by the Church in Africa. At all times the Special 239 VII, 0 | acknowledged God's call to Africa to play its full part, at 240 VII, 0 | the Special Assembly for Africa declared: "No particular 241 VII, 0 | Assembly strongly stressed Africa's responsibility for mission " 242 VII, 0 | the particular Churches of Africa for mission outside the 243 VII, 0 | all my Brother Bishops in Africa what I said a few years 244 VII, 0 | years ago: "The Church in Africa's obligation to be missionary 245 VII, 0 | continents. In this way Africa will be fully integrated 246 VII, 0 | engage the young Churches of Africa in mission "to the ends 247 VII, 0 | the Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops 248 VII, 0 | overall pastoral solidarity in Africa, it is necessary to promote 249 VII, 0 | the particular Churches of Africa.~ 250 VII, 0 | which have been present in Africa for a long time are now " 251 VII, 0 | dynamism of the Church in Africa.~ 252 VII, 0 | the sons and daughters of Africa are called to holiness and 253 VII, 0 | repeat to all Christians in Africa what I wrote some years 254 VII, 0 | 137. The Church in Africa shares with the universal 255 VII, 0 | the Catholic Community in Africa to bear authentic witness 256 VII, 0 | beginning' ".262 The Church in Africa is called to reach out in 257 VII, 0 | man".263~In particular, Africa ought to make its own special 258 VII, 0 | the earth", the Church in Africa will no doubt be assisted 259 VII, 0 | desire that Christians in Africa will become ever more aware 260 VII, 0 | community, the Church in Africa does not seek advantages 261 VII, 0 | this reason the Church in Africa is convinced — as the work 262 Conclu, 0| mission of the Church in Africa on the threshold of the 263 Conclu, 0| Assembly to the Church in Africa, Madagascar and the adjacent 264 Conclu, 0| to the People of God in Africa for all that they did for 265 Conclu, 0| Christian communities of Africa ardently prayed for the 266 Conclu, 0| to enable the Church in Africa to assume its evangelizing 267 Conclu, 0| I invite God's People in AfricaBishops, priests, consecrated 268 Conclu, 0| For all the peoples of Africa the best preparation for 269 Conclu, 0| the Special Assembly for Africa.~ 270 Conclu, 0| invitation to God's People in Africa to prepare themselves for 271 Conclu, 0| coming Great Jubilee. And so Africa, which "is also in a sense 272 Conclu, 0| draws near, to her I entrust Africa and its evangelizing mission. 273 Conclu, 0| Pentecost~for the Church in Africa, Madagascar~and the adjacent 274 Conclu, 0| make of the cultures of Africa~places of communion in diversity,~


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