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Ioannes Paulus PP. II
Ecclesia in Africa

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1 IV, 1 | mighty works of God' ".145~In Africa today "formation 2 IV, 1 | profit from this ignorance".146 A serious deepening of the 3 IV, 1 | ideas spread by the media.147~ 4 IV, 1 | possessed and led by him".148 "Techniques of evangelization 5 IV, 1 | seen to be quite valueless".149~Genuine witness by believers 6 II, 1 | first missionaries, who in 1491 sailed into the mouth of 7 IV, 1 | missionaries in word and deed".150~ 8 IV, 1 | out, not faithfully lived",151 the Special Assembly for 9 II, 1 | in Rome, by Pope Leo X in 1518, of Don Henrique, the son 10 IV, 1 | the Second Vatican Council,152 the Synod Fathers interpreted 11 IV, 1 | fruits of virtue and heroism.153~The challenge of inculturation 12 IV, 1 | person of Jesus Christ".154 Through the Cross he brought 13 IV, 2 | passes through the family".155 Not only is the Christian 14 IV, 2 | all Christian families" 156 and the model and spiritual 15 IV, 2 | for every Christian family.157~To repeat the words of Pope 16 IV, 2 | become a disciple of Christ".158 In his profound meditation 17 IV, 2 | I' in a common humanity",159 and each is a help for the 18 IV, 2 | proper to the human person".160 The Synod deplored those 19 IV, 2 | the respect due to them" 161 and asked the Church on 20 IV, 2 | in the Blood of Christ".162~The mutual love of baptized 21 II, 1 | was during this period, in 1622, that my Predecessor Pope 22 IV, 2 | actuation and prophecy".163~Marriage is therefore a 23 IV, 2 | the world's Heads of State,164 launched an urgent appeal 24 IV, 2 | destruction of the family!"165~ 25 IV, 2 | undertakes its social role".166~Along these lines, the Special 26 V, 0 | Sacrament of salvation".167~Inculturation, through which 27 V, 0 | the light of current norms.168~ 28 V, 1 | or other interest groups.169~ 29 V, 1 | Exhortation Christifideles Laici 170 and the Encyclical Letter 30 V, 1 | Letter Redemptoris Missio.171 Lay people are to be trained 31 V, 1 | witnesses to the Gospel.172~ 32 V, 1 | moral and spiritual support".173 Both Bishops and priests 33 V, 1 | for evangelical witness",174 a true "domestic church", 34 V, 1 | a true "domestic church",175 a community which believes 35 V, 1 | believes and evangelizes,176 a community in dialogue 36 V, 1 | community in dialogue with God 177 and generously open to the 37 V, 1 | the service of humanity.178 "It is in the heart of the 38 V, 1 | regard to their children".179 "It is here that the father 39 V, 1 | for human enrichment' ".180~Parents are to see to the 40 V, 1 | idleness, hunger, drugs.181 In order to meet these challenges, 41 V, 1 | person to reach maturity.182 In this regard, the celebration 42 V, 1 | Bishops, clergy and laity".183~In the present-day circumstances 43 V, 1 | force are to be followed.184 Once established, these 44 V, 1 | with the local Ordinary",185 then urged the leaders of 45 V, 1 | service of a common mission.186 In this light, I have also 46 V, 1 | document Mutuae Relationes,187 in order to define better 47 V, 1 | life in the local Church.188~ 48 V, 1 | as befits their milieu".189 While respecting the traditions 49 V, 1 | inseparable from chastity".190 Moreover "they should receive 50 V, 1 | Christ in the priesthood".191~ 51 V, 1 | instrument of evangelization".192 Where deacons already exist 52 V, 1 | communion with their Bishop".193 As for the Bishops, they 53 V, 1 | years of their ministry,194 helping them especially 54 V, 1 | signified and fulfilled in it."195 This formation programme 55 V, 1 | elderly, sick or in difficulty.196~ 56 II, 1 | Basilica on World Mission Day, 1964: "These African Martyrs 57 Intro, 0 | Bishops, held regularly from 1967 onwards, offered valuable 58 V, 1 | Christ before all people" 197 are to exercise personally, 59 Intro, 0 | Ordinary General Assembly (1971), the Synod Fathers from 60 Intro, 0 | Ordinary General Assembly (1974), on evangelization in the 61 Intro, 0 | during the Holy Year of 1975, SECAM convoked its own 62 Intro, 0 | 5. Subsequently, from 1977 to 1983, some Bishops, priests, 63 V, 1 | Conferences or the Apostolic See.198 In particular, they should 64 Intro, 0 | Subsequently, from 1977 to 1983, some Bishops, priests, 65 II, 1 | beatified on African soil in 1985, Blessed Victoria Rasoamanarivo 66 I, 0 | held in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1987, had already considered 67 V, 1 | conduct marked by holiness.199~ 68 I, 0 | and at Kampala, Uganda (1993). All this was done in order 69 Conclu, 0| of the Cross, in the year 1995, the seventeenth of my Pontificate.~ ~ 70 V, 2 | new spiritual movements".200 The Synod Fathers requested 71 V, 2 | and social backgrounds".201 The Church in Africa and 72 V, 2 | fostering of "education for all" 202 in Catholic schools, without 73 V, 2 | to the level of studies".203 These contributions presuppose 74 V, 2 | scientific study of cultures".204~In this time of generalized 75 V, 2 | international life, the environment".205 Thus they are places of 76 V, 2 | provide for its own needs.206 Besides qualified personnel, 77 V, 2 | self-reliance of the Churches.207 Lastly, we cannot forget 78 VI, 0 | voice of the voiceless".208~But to achieve this effectively, 79 VI, 0 | life style of the Church".209~In what concerns the promotion 80 VI, 0 | defence of human rights.210~ 81 VI, 0 | face of social injustices".211~As a body organized within 82 VI, 0 | render the Church present".212~ 83 VI, 0 | cooperate in this field.213 In this sense, just as Catholics 84 VI, 0 | doing in various places.214~ 85 VI, 0 | serve rather than be served.215~ 86 VI, 0 | obligations of the citizens.216 I must note with great sadness 87 VI, 0 | law everywhere in Africa".217~ 88 VI, 0 | order to create new jobs.218 This involves the commitment 89 VI, 0 | forthrightness of the beneficiaries.219~ 90 VI, 0 | the everyone's disposal.220~It is not hard to see the 91 VI, 1 | nation and of the Church.221~But at the same time I also 92 VI, 1 | of your Christian faith.222~ 93 VI, 1 | particularly the young".223~The battle against AIDS 94 VI, 1 | and cultural resources".224 This very sad situation, 95 VI, 1 | situations of injustice".225~I cannot fail to join my 96 VI, 1 | peace, work for justice".226 It is much better — and 97 VI, 1 | well-being of their people".227~Africa must continue to 98 VI, 1 | the name of our countries",228 it immediately warned them 99 VI, 1 | lives of innocent people".229~ 100 VI, 1 | refugees and displaced persons.230 In the meantime, since the 101 VI, 1 | interventions of the Holy See.231~Taking up the words of the 102 VI, 1 | internal and external debts".232 I also make a pressing appeal 103 VI, 1 | of the African nations".233 Finally, I earnestly ask " 104 VI, 1 | organizations concerned".234 The situation of many African 105 VI, 1 | exist between man and woman.235 The Synod applied these 106 VI, 1 | the respect due to them".236 It is recommended that Episcopal 107 VI, 1 | wherever this is possible.237~ 108 VI, 2 | information among her members".238 This will put her in a more 109 VI, 2 | costly and more accessible".239 These forms include songs 110 VI, 2 | its immediate cessation".240~Every Christian should be 111 VI, 2 | power to meet this objective.241~ 112 VI, 2 | transmit to the whole Continent.242~ 113 VII, 0 | Body, is himself African".243~ 114 VII, 0 | to him in the whole world.244 The Synod Fathers acknowledged 115 VII, 0 | Church (cf. Acts 2:44-45)".245 For its part, the Special 116 VII, 0 | confines of their own Dioceses".246~ 117 VII, 0 | in missionary activity".247 In an earlier appeal addressed 118 VII, 0 | avoiding all isolationism".248~The bold determination manifested 119 VII, 0 | zeal towards other nations".249~ 120 VII, 0 | territory and nearby Islands".250 I am pleased to say that 121 VII, 0 | the particular Churches",251 I wish to address a special 122 VII, 0 | sacred task of the Church".252~ 123 VII, 0 | of the earth' (Acts 1:8)".253~That is why I have urged 124 VII, 0 | understanding and respect for them".254~I am deeply grateful to 125 VII, 0 | Churches which they founded",255 thus enabling these same 126 VII, 0 | according to its needs".256 A significant result of 127 VII, 0 | increasingly directed to this goal".257~ 128 VII, 0 | the witness of holiness".258 I therefore wish to repeat 129 VII, 0 | the Christian community".259~As I did then, so again 130 VII, 0 | for the older Churches".260~ 131 VII, 0 | by the Cross of Christ".261 By responding to her vocation 132 VII, 0 | established ?in the beginning' ".262 The Church in Africa is 133 VII, 0 | fashion with every man".263~In particular, Africa ought 134 VII, 0 | Encyclical Letter Ut Unum Sint.264 Certainly the Church on 135 VII, 0 | acquiring a moral connotation".265~It is my desire that Christians 136 VII, 0 | forgiveness and reconciliation".266 The Church seeks to contribute 137 VII, 0 | concern to the Kingdom of God".267 Precisely for this reason 138 VII, 0 | and international life",268 since these earthly conditions 139 Conclu, 0| of Emmanuel, God with us".269~It is the two thousandth 140 Conclu, 0| refuge from Herod's cruelty",270 is called to joy. At the 141 Conclu, 0| the witness of Christians".271~ 142 Conclu, 0| his holy name' (Ps 28:7)".272~ 143 II, 1 | Frumentius, known by the name of Abba Salama, who was consecrated 144 VI, 0 | such witness demands an abiding spiritual attitude and a 145 II, 1 | all our nations, there is abject poverty, tragic mismanagement 146 I, 0 | keys of death and of the abode of the dead' (Rev 1:17-18) ... 147 VII, 0 | now obsolete, having been abolished by the Cross of Christ". 148 VI, 1 | trade are accomplices in abominable crimes against humanity. 149 III, 0 | to imitate the faith of Abraham and to live the demands 150 II, 1 | in their own countries or abroad. The African provinces of 151 III, 0 | be evangelized is not an abstract being but is subject to 152 Conclu, 0| Special Synod, and it was abundantly blessed by the Lord.~ 153 VII, 0 | their dispersion or the accentuation of their differences, they 154 IV, 2 | family. The Synod Fathers, accepting my concerns previously expressed 155 II, 1 | of Africa; but she also accepts involvement in the "exchange 156 VI, 2 | are "less costly and more accessible".239 These forms include 157 VI, 1 | Africa by the arms trade are accomplices in abominable crimes against 158 V, 1 | respective tasks. In order to accomplish this, the Diocese is to 159 II, 1 | identified many very significant accomplishments of the Church in Africa 160 VI, 0 | public funds to private accounts in foreign banks. This is 161 II, 1 | quickly is an outstanding achievement by any standard. In particular, 162 VII, 0 | every country as a means of achieving an organic pastoral solidarity 163 VI, 0 | Fathers were unanimous in acknowledging that the greatest challenge 164 V, 1 | Churches, seminarians "should acquire affective maturity and should 165 III, 0 | missionary work be favoured and actively supported.75~ 166 IV, 2 | sacrament, is a memorial, actuation and prophecy".163~Marriage 167 II, 1 | African cultures have an acute sense of solidarity and 168 VII, 0 | and a special ability to adapt to other cultures, with 169 II, 1 | write her own Martyrology, adding to the outstanding figures 170 V, 0 | Corinthians, Saint Paul addresses "those sanctified in Christ 171 VI, 0 | pastoral agents are to be adequately trained for this apostolate. " 172 IV, 1 | a complete and sincere adherence to Christ and his Gospel 173 III, 0 | proclamation of the Gospel".115~The adherents of African traditional religion 174 VI, 2 | including the technical and administrative sector. To enable them to 175 II, 1 | displaced persons, deserves the admiration, gratitude and support of 176 II, 1 | Africa; for Sacred Scripture admonishes us to ?Remember your leaders, 177 V, 1 | should never forget the admonition of Pope Saint Gregory the 178 IV, 2 | clearly seemed to wish to adopt resolutions contradicting 179 III, 0 | monilibus suis", "the bride who adorns herself with her jewels" ( 180 VI, 1 | the young. They embark on adult life with very little enthusiasm 181 VII, 0 | There is no question of adulterating the word of God, or of emptying 182 V, 2 | developed among all the laity: adults, youth and children.~ 183 IV, 1 | office they will be able to "advance the common good and prepare 184 III, 0 | Gospel on the Continent. Advances in ecumenism are also aimed 185 I, 0 | God in Africa. I also took advantage of the ad Limina Visits 186 VI, 2 | This will put her in a more advantageous position to communicate 187 VII, 0 | in Africa does not seek advantages for itself. The solidarity 188 I, 0 | Great Jubilee as "a new Advent", a time of expectation 189 IV, 1 | salvation of peoples not afraid to open their doors to the 190 | afterwards 191 VI, 1 | with interested government agencies, wherever this is possible. 192 I, 0 | Spirit is the principal agent of evangelization: it is 193 II, 1 | Church of the Patriarchate of Alexandria, the Coptic Church of Egypt 194 II, 1 | Saint Cyril, leaders of the Alexandrian school, and at the other 195 II, 1 | Henrique, the son of Don Alfonso I, King of the Congo, as 196 II, 1 | individualism, which is so alien to its best traditions.~ 197 II, 2 | avoid cultural confusion and alienation in our fast evolving society". 198 II, 1 | people? In the midst of an all-pervading despair, where lie the hope 199 VI, 1 | all foreign creditors to alleviate the crushing debts of the 200 IV, 1 | in every evangelizer who allows himself to be possessed 201 II, 1 | worthy to take its place alongside those wonderful stories 202 I, 0 | vigilant. Either tacitly or aloud — but always forcefully — 203 II, 1 | raising to the honours of the altar in the course of the Special 204 I, 0 | who came with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the 205 V, 0 | nature in everything but sin, analogously through inculturation the 206 I, 0 | liberation. In the final analysis, this confidence is based 207 IV, 1 | Baptism, in fact, we are born anew to the life of God's children, 208 II, 1 | life of those four first Angolan Christians who, returning 209 III, 0 | upon every created thing, animate or inanimate. He enters 210 I, 0 | responsibilities and political leaders animated by a profound sense of morality. 211 IV, 2 | social virtues that are the animating principle of the existence 212 V, 1 | Christ, of true servants and animators of the Christian community ... 213 VI, 0 | overcome long- standing ethnic animosities and become integrated into 214 Conclu, 0| It is the two thousandth Anniversary of that event of great joy 215 I, 0 | the People of God, we also announce a message of hope. At this 216 Conclu, 0| first to have received its announcement, from the Angel Gabriel, 217 VII, 0 | Exhortation I pointed out that in announcing the convocation of the Special 218 Conclu, 0| to you, on the day of the Annunciation,~at the dawn of the new 219 I, 0 | experts — beginning with the Ante-Preparatory Commission of the Synod 220 II, 1 | Saints of the desert, Paul, Anthony, and Pachomius, the first 221 III, 0 | These include links of an anthropological order, because the man who 222 IV, 2 | as the Family of God, an anticipation on earth, though imperfect, 223 II, 1 | recent, Blessed Clementine Anwarite, Virgin and Martyr of Zaire, 224 | anyone 225 IV, 1 | humanity and reaches its apex in the person of Jesus Christ". 226 IV, 1 | Consecrated Life and Societies of Apos- tolic Life, members of Secular 227 VI, 1 | seed of death", the Synod appealed to all countries that sell 228 I, 0 | Synod were beginning to appear in a fresh commitment and 229 II, 1 | practically become an irrelevant appendix, often forgotten and neglected". 230 III, 0 | Areas of application~64. In practice, and without 231 VI, 1 | and woman.235 The Synod applied these principles to the 232 II, 2 | In Africa, the need to apply the Gospel to concrete life 233 III, 0 | will then be possible to appreciate in all its richness and 234 II, 2 | mission as the Year 2000 approaches? How can African Christians 235 Intro, 0 | century which is now rapidly approaching the Third Millennium. In 236 II, 3 | formation of the lay faithful, appropriately recognizing their indispensable 237 I, 0 | Assembly of SECAM in Lomé approved a Prayer for the Special 238 Intro, 0 | Eucharistic Liturgy which on 10 April 1994 I celebrated in Saint 239 I, 0 | for example into Swahili, Arabic, Malagasy, etc. "Publications, 240 Intro, 0 | one Patriarch, thirty-nine Archbishops, one hundred forty-six Bishops 241 Conclu, 0| Christian communities of Africa ardently prayed for the success of 242 VII, 0 | encouragement of a new ?ardour for holiness' among missionaries 243 III, 0 | use of them. "The first Areopagus of the modern age is the 244 VI, 0 | the Lord that there would arise in Africa holy politicians — 245 I, 0 | house of a Gentile. When he arrived, he discovered to his joyful 246 VI, 0 | degree of competence in the art of governing. That is why 247 I, 0 | they have a horror of the artificial or false and that they are 248 V, 0 | elements which, following artistically worthy models, can be changed 249 VI, 0 | cries of the poor nations asking for help in areas of particular 250 I, 0 | Octave. The Synod Fathers, assembled in Saint Peter's Basilica 251 I, 0 | 18. The theme assigned to the Special Assembly — " 252 V, 2 | Catholic truth, by undertaking assignments given by the Bishops and 253 V, 0 | inculturation the Christian message assimilates the values of the society 254 III, 0 | other hand, to foster the assimilation of positive values such 255 VI, 0 | especially the freedom of association and of political expression, 256 V, 0 | in the Incarnation Christ assumed human nature in everything 257 I, 0 | of God's promise, which assures us that history is not closed 258 V, 2 | soon as possible, thereby assuring their self-sufficiency. 259 I, 0 | Africa undoubtedly felt an astonishment similar to that experienced 260 Conclu, 0| answers to the questionnaire attached to the outline document ( 261 II, 1 | the Church in Africa has attained: this is what made possible 262 II, 1 | actions, until it decisively attains a series of necessary reforms". 263 IV, 1 | indicat- ing conversion and attesting to it. Rather, it is a Sacrament 264 Intro, 0 | This took place in July- August 1969, during the visit of 265 II, 1 | Cyprian and above all Saint Augustine, one of the most brilliant 266 VII, 0 | because they are under the auspices of the Pope and the Episcopal 267 I, 0 | present century thirsts for authen- ticity. Especially in regard 268 II, 1 | local Church the mark of its authenticity and nobility, its mark as ? 269 VI, 0 | nations still labour under authoritarian and oppressive regimes which 270 V, 1 | houses in Africa" are not authorized "to come seeking new vocations 271 IV, 1 | intellectual upheaval caused by the avalanche of insufficiently critical 272 I, 0 | Christ, which in the Creed we avow as one, holy, catholic and 273 I, 0 | surprise that the centurion was awaiting Christ and Baptism. The 274 VI, 0 | various levels. These will awaken Christian communities to 275 Conclu, 0| Can a woman forget her own baby and not love the child she 276 VI, 1 | of AIDS~116. Against the background of widespread poverty and 277 V, 2 | different religions and social backgrounds".201 The Church in Africa 278 II, 1 | In a Continent full of bad news, how is the Christian 279 II, 1 | not recall Blessed Isidore Bakanja, Martyr of Zaire, whom I 280 II, 1 | Madagascar, and Blessed Josephine Bakhita of the Sudan, also beatified 281 II, 2 | serious concern for a true and balanced inculturation is necessary 282 VI, 1 | Monetary Fund and the World Bank and all foreign creditors 283 VI, 0 | private accounts in foreign banks. This is plain theft, whatever 284 IV, 1 | disciples of all nations and to baptize them (cf. Mt 28:19). Conversion 285 I, 0 | anyone forbid water for baptizing these people who have received 286 VII, 0 | cultural and nationalistic barriers, avoiding all isolationism". 287 I, 0 | analysis, this confidence is based on the Church's awareness 288 IV, 1 | look more and more like a battlefield, where only selfish interests 289 VI, 1 | the Lord's promise in the Beatitudes: "Blessed are the peacemakers, 290 VI, 2 | the good, the true and the beautiful. Echoing the preoccupation 291 V, 1 | living a simple life as befits their milieu".189 While 292 III, 0 | The Church proclaims and begins to bring about the Kingdom 293 VII, 0 | accompanied by charitable work on behalf of the poor and the neediest. 294 | behind 295 I, 0 | Living One; I was dead, and behold, I am alive for ever and 296 II, 3 | This is certainly a task belonging to Christians: to bring 297 I, 0 | Bishops is an extremely beneficial instrument for fostering 298 VI, 0 | and forthrightness of the beneficiaries.219~ 299 VI, 0 | and equitable sharing of benefits and burdens. In particular, 300 II, 1 | the regions of present-day Benin, São Tomé, Angola, Mozambique 301 III, 0 | by various means. He has bestowed being upon every created 302 I, 0 | visit made by Peter, at the bidding of the Holy Spirit, to the 303 VI, 0 | particular, governments have the binding duty to protect the common 304 VI, 1 | persons~119. One of the most bitter fruits of wars and economic 305 II, 1 | the first native Bishop of Black Africa.~It was during this 306 III, 0 | Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles" ( 307 II, 1 | The "winds of change" are blowing strongly in many parts of 308 VII, 0 | all isolationism".248~The bold determination manifested 309 II, 1 | Continent.~The initiatives boldly undertaken by the young 310 IV, 1 | establishes real and unbreakable bonds with the Blessed Trinity, 311 III, 0 | the Messianic text of the Book of the Prophet Isaiah in 312 V, 2 | celebration, by publishing books and publicizing Catholic 313 III, 0 | walks and lives intimately bound in a real sense to their 314 II, 1 | the first time, and they bowed their heads to the waters 315 V, 2 | fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers" (Acts 2: 316 VI, 1 | taking place or about to break out, and to ask all those 317 V, 2 | teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers" ( 318 IV, 1 | Gospel also involves certain breaks from the customs and culture 319 II, 1 | Church and the work of the breath of the Holy Spirit. They 320 IV, 2 | fulfilment in Jesus Christ, the Bridegroom who loves and gives himself 321 Intro, 0 | helpful to go back, if only briefly, over the various stages 322 II, 1 | Augustine, one of the most brilliant lights of the Christian 323 VI, 1 | stop them after they have broken out. It is time that peoples 324 Conclu, 0| Family of the Father,~the Brotherhood of the Son,~the Image of 325 Conclu, 0| City that has God as its Builder:~the City of justice, love 326 VI, 0 | sharing of benefits and burdens. In particular, governments 327 VII, 0 | for all the Churches which burned in the Apostle's heart ( 328 I, 0 | disciples at Emmaus with burning hearts and enlightened minds, 329 VI, 0 | professionals or teachers, businessmen or civil servants, law en- 330 IV, 2 | held in September 1994 in Cairo — on African soilclearly 331 Conclu, 0| peace.~Given at Yaoundé, in Cameroon, on 14 September, Feast 332 VI, 0 | theft, whatever the legal camouflage may be. I earnestly hope 333 Intro, 0 | beginning the minister of Candace, Queen of Ethiopia, rejoiced 334 V, 1 | by the current norms of Canon Law are to be considered 335 II, 1 | eloquently expressed this when he canonized the Ugandan Martyrs in Saint 336 III, 0 | culture, such training is of capital importance. This same kind 337 III, 0 | proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight 338 Intro, 0 | Basilica with thirty-five Cardinals, one Patriarch, thirty-nine 339 II, 1 | assistance and health-care with Caritas and other development organizations". 340 Intro, 0 | out into the deep and to cast their nets for the catch ( 341 III, 0 | life to men but in some way casts the reflected light of that 342 Intro, 0 | cast their nets for the catch (cf. Lk 5:4). Just as at 343 V, 1 | Catechists~91. "The role of the catechist has been and remains a determinative 344 VI, 1 | the duty to plead their cause: it is urgently necessary 345 II, 1 | have celebrated the first centenary of the beginning of their 346 IV, 1 | not as peripheral but as central to the Christian life".142~ 347 III, 0 | evangelization should be centred on a transforming encounter 348 VI, 2 | called for its immediate cessation".240~Every Christian should 349 II, 2 | the Church in Africa feels challenged by the specific responsibility 350 IV, 1 | People who have never had the chance to learn cannot really know 351 V, 0 | artistically worthy models, can be changed in the light of current 352 II, 3 | fabric an influence aimed at changing not only ways of thinking 353 I, 0 | liturgists and experts in African chants and musical instruments, 354 I, 0 | have a distinctly African character.~ 355 IV, 2 | the great changes which characterize contemporary society. While 356 I, 0 | negative picture which today characterizes numerous parts of Africa, 357 V, 1 | welcoming the gifts and charisms of each one, in order to 358 VII, 0 | the Gospel, accompanied by charitable work on behalf of the poor 359 III, 0 | important as to be for many the chief means of information and 360 V, 1 | and active life, above all choosing them with great discernment, 361 II, 1 | Angola were added to this chorus of languages. In that moment, 362 III, 0 | synagogue at Nazareth, he chose the Messianic text of the 363 III, 0 | culture, a people that God had chosen and accompanied throughout 364 V, 1 | Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Christifideles Laici 170 and the Encyclical 365 Conclu, 0| announced by the angel on Christmas night is truly for all the 366 I, 0 | believers from among the circumcised who came with Peter were 367 II, 1 | number of ecclesiastical circumscriptions, the growth of a native 368 VI, 1 | rural areas and gather in cities which in fact do not have 369 II, 3 | assume competently their civic responsibilities and to 370 VI, 1 | will transfer authority to civilians. But it is also true that 371 II, 1 | the so-called ?progressive civilizations' would like to lead them 372 V, 1 | the natural solidarity of clans, tribes or other interest 373 I, 0 | have to pursue. In order to clarify my expectations further, 374 Conclu, 0| 2000 is also meant to be a clarion call to Christian joy. " 375 I, 0 | considered with remarkable clarity the question of the credibility 376 V, 1 | service of an updated and clearsighted plan of pastoral action. 377 II, 1 | the most recent, Blessed Clementine Anwarite, Virgin and Martyr 378 Intro, 0 | Madagascar~3. It is in such a climate that the Bishops of Africa 379 Intro, 0 | therefore endeavour to follow closely the same thematic framework. 380 II, 2 | the colonial powers, the co-existence of ethnic groups with different 381 II, 1 | of Africa who served as co-workers of the missionaries, especially 382 II, 1 | end of the North African coastline, Tertullian, Saint Cyprian 383 VII, 0 | promoting the fraternal coexistence of all peoples, since she 384 II, 2 | become parts of a machine, cogs on a gigantic wheel. This 385 III, 0 | first-born of all creation" (Col 1:15), that man is redeemed. " 386 VII, 0 | undertaking an effective collection of funds to subsidize all 387 Intro, 0 | an intense and prolonged collegial endeavour.~But before describing 388 III, 0 | situations of injustice to be combatted and of justice to be restored. 389 Intro, 0 | observe all that he has commanded (cf. Mt 28:20).~From the 390 VI, 0 | conditions of international commerce.~Africa's economic problems 391 IV, 1 | life in conformity with the commitments of Baptism, the Sacrament 392 VII, 0 | is really such only if he commits himself to the way of holiness ... 393 VI, 2 | the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications, 394 VI, 2 | II. Communicating the good news~ 395 VI, 1 | strong recommendation: "The companionship, joy, happiness and peace 396 II, 1 | contemporary Africa can be compared to the man who went down 397 VI, 0 | community for less time. A compassionate ear must also be lent to 398 III, 0 | two following criteria: compatibility with the Christian message 399 I, 0 | communion in a diversity compatible with the Gospel",21 was 400 II, 3 | enabling them to assume competently their civic responsibilities 401 III, 0 | under two important and complementary aspects: as a new and emerging 402 Conclu, 0| which my Brother Bishops composed at the close of the working 403 VI, 0 | s economic problems are compounded by the dishonesty of corrupt 404 II, 3 | Gentium — this People, which comprises the members of the Body 405 IV, 1 | structures — without of course compromising what is of divine right 406 II, 1 | respect the life which is conceived and born. They rejoice in 407 I, 0 | The solemn Eucharistic concelebration for the opening of the Synod 408 III, 0 | riches contained in this concept, showing its complementarity 409 I, 0 | apostolic office, each one in concert with his fellow Bishops 410 II, 1 | promptly removed through the concerted action of all those involved 411 III, 0 | Jesus, the Synod Fathers concluded their work by renewing their 412 VI, 1 | The Church deplores and condemns, to the extent that they 413 V, 1 | through an exemplary moral conduct marked by holiness.199~ 414 III, 0 | 109 Such dialogue can be conducted through initiatives such 415 II, 1 | which we must not forget; it confers on the local Church the 416 Intro, 0 | sisters of other Christian Confessions, to those who profess the 417 II, 1 | countless Saints, Martyrs, Confessors, and Virgins, and recall 418 III, 0 | bear witness to Christ with confident resolve.~ 419 V, 0 | for holiness, for being configured to Christ. In his First 420 VII, 0 | for mission outside the confines of their own Dioceses".246~ 421 Intro, 0 | of their life. I wish to confirm them in their faith (cf. 422 V, 1 | gathering the faithful together, confirming them in the faith through 423 II, 1 | reconciliation in many situations of conflict, political turmoil and civil 424 II, 2 | order to avoid cultural confusion and alienation in our fast 425 II, 1 | enter the older missionary Congregations or the new Institutes founded 426 VI, 0 | government leaders who, in connivance with domestic or foreign 427 VII, 0 | thus acquiring a moral connotation".265~It is my desire that 428 I, 0 | believing parents, educators conscious of their responsibilities 429 II, 1 | very much present in the consciousness of these peoples, as is 430 VI, 0 | bringing with them serious consequences such as famine, epidemics 431 Intro, 0 | universality of her mission and her consequent duty to bring the light 432 I, 0 | mainly to the Jews. After considerable hesitation, Peter, enlightened 433 III, 0 | Churches, without undue ethnic considerations.101 "It is earnestly to 434 III, 0 | Synod Fathers observed: "Considering the rapid changes in the 435 Conclu, 0| the new Millennium must consist in a firm commitment to 436 I, 0 | of its internal logic and consistency".28~ 437 VI, 0 | attitude and a way of life consistent with the Christian faith.~ 438 VI, 1 | countries to present this issue consistently to their governments and 439 III, 0 | evangelizing all people constitutes the essential mission of 440 I, 0 | Son of God, the Son who is consubstantial with the Father in the unity 441 VII, 0 | 139. By entering into contact with all the peoples of 442 III, 0 | the Gospel, because they contain precious semina Verbi which 443 V, 1 | religious vocations to the contemplative and active life, above all 444 IV, 2 | foundation and nourishes it continually through its role of service 445 III, 0 | Spirit will be stressed for a continuing Pentecost, where Mary, as 446 VI, 1 | chastity gives, must be continuously presented to the faithful, 447 IV, 2 | wish to adopt resolutions contradicting many values of the African 448 III, 0 | the One who is "a sign of contradiction" (cf. Lk 2:34). They preach " 449 II, 2 | of Jesus Christ. On the contrary the Church holds that these 450 IV, 2 | true "domestic churches", contribut- ing to society's progress 451 II, 1 | wars, despair. In a world controlled by rich and powerful nations, 452 V, 2 | creative dialogue, Christian convictions about man, woman, family, 453 IV, 1 | the Holy Spirit the most convincing dialectic has no power over 454 Intro, 0 | Secretariat with the task of coordinating their interventions, in 455 II, 1 | Patriarchate of Alexandria, the Coptic Church of Egypt and the 456 V, 0 | his First Letter to the Corinthians, Saint Paul addresses "those 457 Intro, 0 | history of salvation, as the cornerstone of the present century which 458 II, 1 | love and unity".48~After correctly noting that Africa is a 459 II, 2 | of living which does not correspond to the best of your traditions, 460 V, 2 | religious formation which corresponds to the level of studies". 461 VI, 0 | compounded by the dishonesty of corrupt government leaders who, 462 VI, 0 | governing often stained by corruption. A serious reawakening of 463 VI, 2 | Moreover, they are "less costly and more accessible".239 464 V, 1 | pastoral action. The different Councils provided for by the current 465 I, 0 | of living the evangelical counsels; upon a dynamic laity, with 466 IV, 1 | where only selfish interests count and the law of force prevails, 467 II, 1 | devoted themselves, without counting the cost, to the task of 468 IV, 2 | humanity, transcends the couple. In the same way, by its 469 VII, 0 | and radiate enthusiasm and courage. In a word, you must set 470 II, 1 | truly sown with the tombs of courageous heralds of the Gospel.~When 471 VI, 0 | The Message of the Synod courageously states: "The Churches in 472 III, 0 | For this purpose, suitable courses in African traditional religion 473 I, 0 | for the Assembly "should cover all the important aspects 474 VI, 0 | co-responsibility, the Church creates conditions for the progress 475 IV, 2 | other (cf. Gen 2:18-25).~"In creating the human race ?male and 476 V, 2 | to make widely known, in creative dialogue, Christian convictions 477 VI, 1 | World Bank and all foreign creditors to alleviate the crushing 478 I, 0 | of Christ, which in the Creed we avow as one, holy, catholic 479 VI, 0 | be lent to the anguished cries of the poor nations asking 480 VI, 1 | accomplices in abominable crimes against humanity. I make 481 Conclu, 0| of the many difficulties, crises and conflicts which bring 482 IV, 2 | with glory and honour you crowned him, gave him power over 483 Intro, 0 | historic event was truly the crucible of collegiality and a specific 484 Conclu, 0| pierced by the nails of the Crucifixion. The names of each one of 485 Conclu, 0| sought refuge from Herod's cruelty",270 is called to joy. At 486 VI, 1 | governments in Africa not to crush their peoples with internal 487 VI, 1 | dignity of the person. Peoples crushed and reduced to silence suffer 488 Conclu, 0| with full confidence we cry out: ?The Lord is our help 489 IV, 1 | conversion that did not culminate in Baptism would stop half-way.~ 490 I, 0 | the international debt and currency devaluation is crushing 491 II, 1 | coastline, Tertullian, Saint Cyprian and above all Saint Augustine, 492 I, 0 | in the person of Simon of Cyrene, forced by the Roman soldiers 493 II, 1 | Saint Athanasius, and Saint Cyril, leaders of the Alexandrian 494 I, 0 | matters. Its true raison d'être is the fact that the 495 VI, 0 | recognizes that whoever dares to speak to others about 496 II, 1 | While the shadows and the dark side of the African situation 497 Intro, 0 | evangelization of the Continent dates back to the time of the 498 Conclu, 0| the Annunciation,~at the dawn of the new era,~the whole 499 III, 0 | lepers, the blind, the deaf, the mute (cf. Mt 8:17)". 500 I, 0 | collegiality~15. Before dealing with the different themes,


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