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Ioannes Paulus PP. II
Ecclesia in Africa

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501 VI, 1 | to appeal to the youth: Dear young people, the Synod 502 I, 0 | resources.26~The Synod's debate on the relevance and credibility 503 VII, 0 | gratefully endorsing this dec- laration of the Special 504 III, 0 | live the demands of the Decalogue".111 In this regard the 505 VII, 0 | when they deliberate and decide together as members of their 506 VI, 1 | fratricidal wars which are decimating peoples and destroying their 507 II, 1 | concrete actions, until it decisively attains a series of necessary 508 IV, 1 | one by which it has been decreed that we can be saved (cf. 509 III, 0 | proper to the Church, her deepest identity. She exists in 510 III, 0 | place in history: in clearly defined circumstances of time and 511 VI, 0 | provoke tensions which often degenerate into armed conflicts and 512 III, 0 | denounce and combat all that degrades and destroys the person. " 513 VI, 0 | international life demands a high degree of competence in the art 514 VII, 0 | concern, especially when they deliberate and decide together as members 515 III, 0 | Inculturation is a difficult and delicate task, since it raises the 516 I, 0 | Church in Africa consists in delineating as clearly as possible what 517 VII, 0 | ecclesial resources, or delve deeply into the biblical 518 II, 1 | of Africa, and people are demanding ever more insistently the 519 VI, 0 | considered that an authentic democracy, which respects pluralism, " 520 II, 2 | refugees and displaced persons, demographic concerns and threats to 521 II, 1 | Evangelization of~Peoples clearly demonstrate.40 Africa has responded 522 VII, 0 | Special Assembly clearly demonstrated — that waiting for Christ' 523 V, 1 | of a holy life and self- denial and active charity'. Thus 524 III, 0 | sisters of other Christian denominations, in order that the unity 525 III, 0 | Finally, evangelization must denounce and combat all that degrades 526 VI, 0 | oppressive regimes which deny their subjects personal 527 II, 1 | stripped him, beat him and departed, leaving him half dead ( 528 I, 0 | of the Church in Africa depended upon Bishops and priests 529 VI, 1 | Synodal Assembly in order to deplore the situations of unspeakable 530 VI, 1 | apostolic activity.~The Church deplores and condemns, to the extent 531 III, 0 | is in turn sent forth. "Depositary of the Good News to be proclaimed ... 532 I, 0 | and it is he who in the depths of consciences causes the 533 Intro, 0 | collegial endeavour.~But before describing what developed in the course 534 II, 1 | the great Saints of the desert, Paul, Anthony, and Pachomius, 535 II, 1 | peoples of the Continent which deserve to be praised and encouraged. 536 II, 1 | Thecla are particularly deserving of mention.~"These noble 537 I, 0 | of Hope~12. By a singular design of Providence, the solemn 538 I, 0 | Gentiles tells us that God "desires all men to be saved and 539 VI, 0 | increasingly interdependent, the destinies and problems of the different 540 II, 1 | the idea that it can be destroyed, even when the so-called ? 541 VI, 1 | are decimating peoples and destroying their natural and cultural 542 III, 0 | combat all that degrades and destroys the person. "The condemnation 543 VII, 0 | an uncommon readiness to detach themselves from their own 544 Intro, 0 | and laity, subjected to a detailed and realistic study the 545 VI, 0 | malnutrition, the widespread deterioration in the standard of living, 546 V, 1 | catechist has been and remains a determinative force in the implantation 547 I, 0 | international debt and currency devaluation is crushing them, we, the 548 I, 0 | Synodal Assembly manifests and develops solidarity between the heads 549 I, 0 | with genuine frankness and devoid of any complacency. Pope 550 V, 2 | Church as Family, where all devote "themselves to the Apostles' 551 V, 1 | encouraging the permanent diaconate "as an ordained ministry 552 IV, 1 | Spirit the most convincing dialectic has no power over the human 553 III, 0 | Jesus Christ, crucified, died and risen, the Way, the 554 V, 1 | are elderly, sick or in difficulty.196~ 555 VI, 2 | within through a better diffusion of information among her 556 II, 1 | and abandoned. They are in dire need of Good Samaritans 557 II, 1 | like to lead them in this direction. And practices hostile to 558 VII, 0 | possible, one of the important directives of the Second Vatican Council: " 559 II, 2 | wisely, to provide competent directors and to oversee the quality 560 II, 1 | the road, sick, injured, disabled, marginalized and abandoned. 561 VI, 0 | nations are among the most disadvantaged. Rich countries must become 562 II, 1 | eighteenth century, with the disappearance of practically all the missions 563 II, 2 | Africa. In order not to disappoint this expectation, the members 564 II, 1 | African victims of wars and disasters, to refugees and displaced 565 III, 0 | counter-values of cultures are to be discerned. Just as the Word of God 566 V, 1 | people will be enabled to discover very early on the value 567 I, 0 | Gentile. When he arrived, he discovered to his joyful surprise that 568 III, 0 | of the problems so much discussed today, concerning justice, 569 VI, 1 | played in the spread of this disease by irresponsible sexual 570 VI, 0 | problems are compounded by the dishonesty of corrupt government leaders 571 II, 1 | political instability and social disorientation. The results stare us in 572 VII, 0 | the poorest, can ever be dispensed from the obligation of sharing 573 VII, 0 | history, have been their dispersion or the accentuation of their 574 VI, 1 | suffer from the massive displacement of refugees, I make a pressing 575 III, 0 | evangelization. It seeks to dispose people to receive Jesus 576 III, 0 | and all inaccurate and disrespectful language should be avoided. 577 III, 0 | order, since one cannot dissociate the plan of creation from 578 IV, 1 | prevails, the law which fatally distances humanity from the hoped-for 579 VII, 0 | human rights committed in distant countries, countries which 580 VII, 0 | since she transcends the distinctions of race and nationality.~ 581 VI, 1 | military are called to play a distinctive role in the nation. Thus, 582 I, 0 | celebrations would have a distinctly African character.~ 583 VII, 0 | progress must be carefully distinguished from the growth of Christ' 584 II, 2 | They frequently impose a distorted vision of life and of man, 585 VI, 0 | for the exploitation and distribution of often scarce national 586 II, 1 | huge Continent where very diverse situations are found, and 587 VI, 0 | foreign private interests, divert national resources for their 588 V, 1 | as Church unless she is divided into communities small enough 589 IV, 1 | himself to the hostility which divides people and keeps them apart ( 590 II, 2 | concerns the various forms of division which need to be healed 591 IV, 1 | therefore seek to act with total docility to the Spirit, who "today, 592 II, 1 | The names of the great doctors and writers come to mind, 593 III, 0 | responsible for the public domain to guarantee ever more the 594 III, 0 | economic and political domains, our local Churches must 595 II, 1 | limited periods, as fidei donum priests in other needy Dioceses — 596 III, 0 | speaking, Jesus' life seemed doomed to failure that he instituted 597 IV, 1 | not afraid to open their doors to the Redeemer.~ 598 V, 2 | to be the "leaven in the dough" (cf. Mt 13:33), especially 599 VI, 1 | irresponsible sexual behaviour and drafted this strong recommendation: " 600 II, 1 | apostolic'. That history is a drama of charity, heroism and 601 II, 1 | reversal of the Continent's dramatic situation and facilitate 602 III, 0 | up from the earth, will draw all men to myself" (Jn 12: 603 VI, 0 | witness~106. The Synod Fathers drew attention to the ecclesial 604 V, 1 | illiteracy, idleness, hunger, drugs.181 In order to meet these 605 Intro, 0 | in life to the sound of drums and other African musical 606 I, 0 | therefore also throughout the duration of the Synodal Assembly. 607 III, 0 | faith, hope and love which dwell in them (cf. 1 Pet 2:15).~ 608 IV, 1 | reconciliation is far from dwelling in the hearts of everyone. 609 III, 0 | the House in which God dwells with man. According to the 610 III, 0 | the Word became flesh and dwelt among us" (Jn 1:14), so 611 I, 0 | evangelical counsels; upon a dynamic laity, with deeply believing 612 VI, 0 | less time. A compassionate ear must also be lent to the 613 III, 0 | faithful right from their earliest years.85~ 614 I, 0 | preparations for the Synod began in earnest in all the particular Churches 615 IV, 1 | elementary stage, and the sects easily profit from this ignorance". 616 II, 1 | their example in both the East and the West. And among 617 VI, 2 | Africa many obstacles impede easy access to these means, not 618 II, 1 | increase in the number of ecclesiastical circumscriptions, the growth 619 III, 0 | Synod's recommendation, an ecclesiology focused on the idea of the 620 III, 0 | live in sub-human social, eco- nomic, cultural and political 621 II, 1 | natural resources, it remains economically poor. At the same time, 622 III, 0 | restricted dimension of economics, politics, social or cultural 623 IV, 2 | foundation on which the social edifice is built. This is why the 624 VI, 0 | insufficiency of means for educating the young, the lack of elementary 625 I, 0 | essential condition for real effectiveness in preaching. Precisely 626 VI, 0 | should be the living sign and efficacious instrument of universal 627 V, 1 | the goods of the Church efficiently and openly, and of living 628 II, 1 | Africa came to an end in the eighteenth century, with the disappearance 629 I, 0 | to recall here that the Eighth Plenary Assembly of SECAM 630 I, 0 | Brothers in the Episcopate who elected us, we want to say a word 631 VI, 0 | governments by free and honest elections. Such political injustices 632 V, 0 | Witness is an essential element of this cooperation. Christ 633 V, 0 | carried out purifies and elevates the cultures of the various 634 III, 0 | of all by its healing and elevating impact on the dignity of 635 V, 0 | contribution towards the elevation and enrichment of specific 636 II, 1 | the peoples of Africa, are eloquent witnesses to this. Together 637 II, 1 | the Church. Pope Paul VI eloquently expressed this when he canonized 638 VI, 1 | impact on the young. They embark on adult life with very 639 VI, 0 | legal ways of having these embezzled funds returned. In the granting 640 VI, 0 | against all forms of waste and embezzlement by citizens lacking public 641 III, 0 | Commitment to dialogue must also embrace all Muslims of good will. 642 IV, 1 | and to the effects of the emergence of a global civilization.~ 643 III, 0 | They include links of the eminently evangelical order, which 644 Conclu, 0| the coming on earth of Emmanuel, God with us".269~It is 645 I, 0 | Resurrection, like the disciples at Emmaus with burning hearts and 646 VI, 0 | businessmen or civil servants, law en- forcement agents or politicians, 647 V, 1 | that young people will be enabled to discover very early on 648 VI, 0 | building national unity encounters particular problems in the 649 V, 1 | suitable ways of promoting and encouraging the permanent diaconate " 650 II, 2 | Tribal oppositions at times endanger if not peace, at least the 651 VI, 0 | resulting persistence of endemic diseases, the spread of 652 VII, 0 | special way I would like to endorse the specific recommendation 653 VII, 0 | In gladly and gratefully endorsing this dec- laration of the 654 IV, 2 | equal personal dignity, endowing them with inalienable rights 655 VI, 0 | community of faith, must be an energetic witness to justice and peace 656 II, 1 | be helped to recoup their energies so as to put them at the 657 VII, 0 | the Special Assembly to engage the young Churches of Africa 658 III, 0 | contribute to the development and ennoblement of individuals in their 659 I, 0 | the Church as a whole is enriched. The Church in Africa testifies 660 VI, 1 | fundamental equality and enriching complementarity that exist 661 I, 0 | message in Africa inescapably entailed consideration of the very 662 VII, 0 | evangelize the Continent entails cooperation among the particular 663 I, 0 | clergy, religious and laityentered with exemplary dedication 664 VII, 0 | 139. By entering into contact with all the 665 III, 0 | animate or inanimate. He enters into relationships with 666 I, 0 | Synod Fathers joyfully and enthusiastically declared in the opening 667 VI, 0 | relatively young political entities. To reconcile profound differences, 668 V, 0 | time (cf. 1 Cor 15:24).~"Entrance into the Kingdom of God 669 Conclu, 0| Millennium draws near, to her I entrust Africa and its evangelizing 670 V, 2 | international life, the environment".205 Thus they are places 671 III, 0 | or cultural life; it must envisage the whole man, in all his 672 VI, 0 | consequences such as famine, epidemics and destruction, not to 673 Intro, 0 | 1989, the Solemnity of the Epiphany — the liturgical commemoration 674 VI, 1 | affirmed the fundamental equality and enriching complementarity 675 Conclu, 0| at the dawn of the new era,~the whole human race with 676 IV, 2 | although different, are essentially equal from the point of 677 IV, 1 | rebirth from the Spirit, establishes real and unbreakable bonds 678 II, 1 | obstacles and resistance to the establishment of the rule of law would 679 II, 2 | Church certainly respects and esteems the non-Christian religions 680 | etc 681 VII, 0 | humanity's pilgrimage towards eternity.~ 682 VI, 0 | solid foundation of sound ethical and spiritual principles.~ 683 II, 2 | slavery in some places, ethnocentricity and tribal opposition figure 684 III, 0 | as Family, avoiding all ethnocentrism and excessive particularism, 685 I, 0 | matters. Its true raison d'être is the fact that the Church 686 II, 1 | Christians who, returning from Europe, testified to the Christian 687 II, 1 | from Portugal and other European countries to continue, expand 688 II, 1 | and teaching of Mark the Evangelist. We think of their countless 689 Intro, 0 | the very moment when human events seemed to be tempting Africa 690 V, 1 | living Christ's love for everybody, a love which transcends 691 III, 0 | human society and imbues the everyday activity of men with a deeper 692 II, 1 | Churches continue to give evidence down to our own times of 693 II, 2 | and alienation in our fast evolving society".58 During my visit 694 III, 0 | this kenosis necessary for exaltation, which is the way of Christ 695 II, 1 | of mention.~"These noble examples, as also the saintly African 696 I, 0 | Ecclesial Communities, far exceeded every expectation. Many 697 | except 698 VI, 2 | serve all people without exception. Therefore I invite the 699 III, 0 | avoiding all ethnocentrism and excessive particularism, trying instead 700 II, 1 | accepts involvement in the "exchange of gifts" with other particular 701 Intro, 0 | prayers, discussions and exchanges.1 With joy and gratitude 702 III, 0 | 124 How can we fail to exclaim with Saint Leo the Great: " 703 VII, 0 | return "can never be an excuse for lack of concern for 704 III, 0 | about this overwhelming and exhilarating experience of Jesus Christ 705 I, 0 | 14. I exhort all God?s People in Africa 706 I, 0 | the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortations devoted to evangelization, 707 III, 0 | proclaim that Word tirelessly, exhorting "in season and out of season ... 708 VI, 1 | countries where, as if in exile, they live a precarious 709 II, 1 | European countries to continue, expand and strengthen the work 710 II, 1 | of better organizing and expanding the missions.~Because of 711 V, 1 | in the implantation and expansion of the Church in Africa. 712 VI, 0 | politicians, Catholics are expected to bear witness to goodness, 713 VI, 0 | interventions are necessary and expedient, even if in the overall 714 I, 0 | the Good News. The effort expended in preparation for the Synod 715 VI, 1 | away from huge military expenditures and put the emphasis on 716 Intro, 0 | this Continent is today experiencing what we can call a sign 717 II, 1 | rites of purification and expiation.~ 718 I, 0 | walked along with us. He has explained the Scriptures to us. Here 719 II, 1 | there is only one possible explanation: all this is a gift of God, 720 V, 1 | 92. The Synod launched an explicit appeal for each African 721 III, 0 | Synod invited Pastors "to exploit to the maximum the numerous 722 VI, 0 | right priorities for the exploitation and distribution of often 723 II, 1 | sixteenth centuries, the exploration of the African coast by 724 III, 0 | Gentium. This admirable text expounds the doctrine on the Church 725 II, 1 | societies expresses the extended family. It is my ardent 726 IV, 2 | by its nature, the family extends beyond the individual household: 727 I, 0 | speaking in tongues and extolling God" (10:45-46).~In the 728 VI, 2 | communications ad intra and ad extra. The Church should promote 729 Conclu, 0| Magnificat was already the exultant hymn of all the humble. 730 VI, 2 | the theatre, proverbs and fables. As vehicles of the wisdom 731 II, 3 | to bear upon the social fabric an influence aimed at changing 732 Conclu, 0| faithful — to set their faces resolutely towards the Great 733 II, 1 | Africa, Catholic health facilities make up seventeen per cent 734 II, 1 | Continent is confirmed by facts such as the noteworthy and 735 III, 0 | remain silent, at the risk of failing in her mission, except in 736 III, 0 | Jesus' life seemed doomed to failure that he instituted the Eucharist, " 737 V, 1 | urged priests to live their "faithfulness to their vocation in the 738 III, 0 | Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, 739 Conclu, 0| communion in diversity,~fashioning the peoples~of this great 740 II, 2 | confusion and alienation in our fast evolving society".58 During 741 IV, 1 | prevails, the law which fatally distances humanity from 742 VII, 0 | which has its source in the fatherhood of God. "All persons created 743 IV, 1 | upright heart who, through no fault of their own have not been 744 Intro, 0 | hour of Africa" has come, a favourable time which urgently invites 745 III, 0 | Church's missionary work be favoured and actively supported.75~ 746 III, 0 | different ethnic groups, favouring solidarity and the sharing 747 V, 1 | pastoral care of youth, which favours their formation through 748 I, 0 | every nation any one who fears him and does what is right 749 I, 0 | characteristics indicate essential features of the Church and her mission. 750 II, 2 | why the Church in Africa feels challenged by the specific 751 IV, 2 | put all things under his feet" (Ps 8:6-7).~Having both 752 II, 1 | them Saints Perpetua and Felicitas, Saint Monica and Saint 753 I, 0 | initiative of SECAM was truly felicitous and did not pass unnoticed 754 II, 1 | Jerusalem to Jericho; he fell among robbers who stripped 755 I, 0 | one in concert with his fellow Bishops is responsible for 756 V, 2 | the Apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread 757 I, 0 | cooperation is necessary through fervent prayer, serious reflection, 758 II, 1 | Congregation de Propaganda Fide for the purpose of better 759 II, 1 | for limited periods, as fidei donum priests in other needy 760 II, 1 | will who are working in the fields of assistance and health-care 761 II, 2 | ethnocentricity and tribal opposition figure among the fundamental challenges 762 I, 0 | Synodal Assembly always figured prominently in my meetings 763 II, 1 | adding to the outstanding figures of the first centuries ... 764 III, 0 | of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation" (Col 1: 765 VII, 0 | native members, it very fitting that the young Churches 766 VI, 1 | That is why they tend to flee the neglected rural areas 767 VI, 2 | programmes with which the media flood the African Continent. In 768 VII, 0 | this missionary zeal may flourish among their native members, 769 I, 0 | the joy of their Church flowed from the same event which 770 II, 1 | Christian vitality which flows from their Apostolic origins. 771 Conclu, 0| time, "everything ought to focus on the primary objective 772 III, 0 | recommendation, an ecclesiology focused on the idea of the Church 773 II, 3 | the actions of the true follower of Christ in every activity, 774 III, 0 | stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles" (1 Cor 1:23). 775 VI, 1 | God" (Mt 5:9).~Those who foment wars in Africa by the arms 776 VI, 0 | horror of fratricidal wars fomented by unscrupulous arms trafficking, 777 II, 1 | waters of the baptismal font in which, by the power of 778 IV, 1 | communities. Following in the footsteps of the Second Vatican Council, 779 I, 0 | acceptable to him ... Can anyone forbid water for baptizing these 780 I, 0 | person of Simon of Cyrene, forced by the Roman soldiers to 781 VI, 0 | civil servants, law en- forcement agents or politicians, Catholics 782 VI, 0 | spirit or by unscrupulous foreigners. It is also the duty of 783 II, 2 | immense Continent while forgetting that it is one of the world' 784 IV, 1 | of true reconciliation. Forgiven and mutually reconciled, 785 VI, 0 | of the responsibility and forthrightness of the beneficiaries.219~ 786 Intro, 0 | Archbishops, one hundred forty-six Bishops and ninety priests, 787 V, 2 | constitute in effect public forums which allow the Church to 788 I, 0 | that the Church can move forward only by strengthening communion 789 VII, 0 | the Church by her Divine Founder, I earnestly call upon the 790 II, 1 | and Pachomius, the first founders of the monastic life, which 791 II, 1 | Catholics constitute only fourteen per cent of the population 792 II, 1 | that from the second to the fourth centuries Christian life 793 Intro, 0 | closely the same thematic framework. It will begin from the 794 I, 0 | question directly, with genuine frankness and devoid of any complacency. 795 V, 1 | would serve as a witness to fraternity and as a sign of unity in 796 II, 1 | promotion of human rights and freedoms. In this regard I note with 797 IV, 2 | of the ?beginning', and, freeing man from his hardness of 798 II, 1 | evangelization. Signs of this fruitfulness are also the many sons and 799 II, 1 | want also to mention Saint Frumentius, known by the name of Abba 800 VI, 1 | for a present riddled with frustrations and they look with still 801 V, 1 | life has the particular function not only of indicating to 802 VI, 1 | the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank and all 803 III, 0 | false irenicism or militant fundamentalism, and to raising their voices 804 IV, 1 | challenge of dialogue is fundamentally the challenge of transforming 805 II, 1 | The Church in Africa must furnish and write her own Martyrology, 806 VI, 0 | Successor of Peter, the Synod furnished a providential occasion 807 Conclu, 0| announcement, from the Angel Gabriel, and her Magnificat was 808 I, 0 | her social doctrine will gain credibility more immediately 809 II, 1 | ago many African countries gained their independence from 810 VI, 0 | those countries which, after gaining independence, have been 811 III, 0 | the time had fully come" (Gal 4:4), the Word, the Second 812 VI, 1 | neglected rural areas and gather in cities which in fact 813 V, 1 | commitment to evangelization by gathering the faithful together, confirming 814 II, 1 | Victor I, Melchiades and Gelasius I, belong to the common 815 II, 1 | it is necessary to avoid generalizations both in evaluating problems 816 V, 2 | cultures".204~In this time of generalized social upheaval on the Continent, 817 V, 2 | dedicated to projects that will generate resources, with a view to 818 II, 1 | and selfless dedication of generations of missionaries. This fact 819 IV, 1 | ones could not replace the gentle action of the Spirit. Even 820 VII, 0 | their very infancy with a genuinely universal and missionary 821 V, 1 | necessary structures for getting together, dialogue and planning. 822 II, 2 | of a machine, cogs on a gigantic wheel. This is often true 823 Intro, 0 | made; let us rejoice and be glad in it" (Ps 118:24).~ 824 I, 0 | the same event which had gladdened the Apostles' hearts on 825 II, 1 | In recalling the ancient glories of Christian Africa, we 826 I, 0 | wished to include the main goals and objectives which that 827 II, 1 | evangelization. It is a history which goes back to the period of the 828 I, 0 | to Africa and Madagascar, going to thirty-six countries. 829 VI, 0 | expected to bear witness to goodness, truth, justice and love 830 III, 0 | Paschal Mystery: "Unless a grain of wheat falls into the 831 Conclu, 0| Son and Holy Spirit — who granted us the privilege of living 832 VI, 0 | embezzled funds returned. In the granting of loans, it is important 833 VII, 0 | 130. In gladly and gratefully endorsing this dec- laration 834 VII, 0 | Christian dimensions of total gratuity, forgiveness and reconciliation". 835 III, 0 | believes she can contribute greatly towards making the family 836 I, 0 | steadfast belief that the greatness and mercy of the one God 837 II, 1 | not in full communion: the Greek Church of the Patriarchate 838 Intro, 0 | Father.7 That is why I myself greeted that moment of grace in 839 II, 2 | nations are still in the grip of famine, war, racial and 840 II, 2 | fullness, everything that it is gropingly searching for concerning 841 VI, 0 | in many African countries gross violations of human dignity 842 VI, 1 | order thereby to prepare the ground for peace. "If you want 843 II, 1 | of honour, continues to grow. How could we fail to mention, 844 III, 0 | for the public domain to guarantee ever more the liberation 845 V, 1 | the Bishop will be able to guide in a suitable manner the 846 III, 0 | power of the Holy Spirit guides the Church into all truth ( 847 III, 0 | Church as God's Family as its guiding idea for the evangelization 848 II, 1 | and departed, leaving him half dead (cf. Lk 10:30-37). 849 IV, 1 | culminate in Baptism would stop half-way.~It is true that people 850 IV, 2 | interventions in the Synod Hall highlighted present-day 851 II, 1 | acknowledged by everyone. The hallowed soil of Africa is truly 852 Intro, 0 | Synod Fathers from Africa happily took the occasion offered 853 VI, 1 | The companionship, joy, happiness and peace which Christian 854 II, 1 | That is why we, the happy inheritors of this marvellous 855 IV, 2 | and, freeing man from his hardness of heart, he makes man capable 856 VI, 1 | fruits of wars and economic hardships is the sad phenomenon of 857 III, 0 | values which are readily harmonized with the content of the 858 I, 0 | when so much fratricidal hate inspired by political interests 859 III, 0 | all sides by outbreaks of hatred and violence, by conflicts 860 I, 0 | present difficulties and heal its many ills.10~ 861 II, 2 | division which need to be healed through honest dialogue. 862 IV, 1 | kerygma is to bring the hearer to metanoia and Baptism: " 863 III, 0 | the life-situation of the hearers of the Word. Inculturation 864 VI, 2 | which he shares with his Heavenly Father and the Holy Spirit. 865 VI, 0 | terrible scourge of AIDS, the heavy and often unbearable burden 866 V, 1 | years of their ministry,194 helping them especially to deepen 867 V, 2 | experiences of the faith and helps to internalize them. They 868 II, 2 | centres mostly in the northern hemisphere, do not always give due 869 | hence 870 I, 0 | would become the principal herald. The first missionaries 871 Conclu, 0| that he sought refuge from Herod's cruelty",270 is called 872 II, 1 | Africa are due largely to the heroic and selfless dedication 873 I, 0 | Jews. After considerable hesitation, Peter, enlightened by the 874 III, 0 | Episcopal Conferences or Hierarchical Assemblies and the Apostolic 875 II, 1 | Bishops who now make up the Hierarchy on the Continent.~The Synod 876 IV, 1 | heart. Without him the most highly developed schemes on a sociological 877 I, 0 | such differences do not hinder unity but rather contribute 878 II, 3 | prophetic challenge to whatever hinders the true good of the men 879 II, 2 | the contrary the Church holds that these multitudes have 880 III, 0 | I said earlier, besides honouring the illustrious Martyrs 881 II, 1 | privilege of raising to the honours of the altar in the course 882 VI, 1 | their spears into pruning hooks (cf. Is 2:4).~ 883 III, 0 | 101 "It is earnestly to be hoped that theologians in Africa 884 IV, 1 | distances humanity from the hoped-for civilization of love.~ 885 II, 1 | This gave rise to great hopes with regard to the political, 886 IV, 1 | believe, to her reasons for hoping, to the new commandment 887 II, 1 | direction. And practices hostile to life are imposed on them 888 IV, 2 | extends beyond the individual household: it is oriented towards 889 VII, 0 | within herself, the unity of humankind over and above any ethnic, 890 III, 0 | It was precisely when, humanly speaking, Jesus' life seemed 891 Conclu, 0| exultant hymn of all the humble. Whenever we say the Rosary, 892 V, 1 | development: illiteracy, idleness, hunger, drugs.181 In order to meet 893 Conclu, 0| was already the exultant hymn of all the humble. Whenever 894 IV, 1 | insufficiently critical ideas spread by the media.147~ 895 Intro, 0 | Council, the Bishops sought to identify appropriate means of better 896 III, 0 | the Church, her deepest identity. She exists in order to 897 V, 1 | development: illiteracy, idleness, hunger, drugs.181 In order 898 IV, 1 | world, and often tempted by idols, and she always needs to 899 V, 1 | thwarting their development: illiteracy, idleness, hunger, drugs. 900 I, 0 | difficulties and heal its many ills.10~ 901 II, 1 | Africa's evangelization are illustrated in a truly admirable way 902 III, 0 | earlier, besides honouring the illustrious Martyrs of the first centuries, 903 III, 0 | seams of human society and imbues the everyday activity of 904 VII, 0 | since they are the means of imbuing Catholics from their very 905 VI, 2 | media and called for its immediate cessation".240~Every Christian 906 IV, 1 | She is the People of God immersed in the world, and often 907 VI, 0 | clergy, religious and laity, imparted in the areas of their apostolate, 908 VI, 1 | find a solution for their impatience to take part in the life 909 VI, 2 | in Africa many obstacles impede easy access to these means, 910 I, 0 | evangelization: it is he who impels each individual to proclaim 911 IV, 2 | anticipation on earth, though imperfect, of the Kingdom. The Christian 912 V, 1 | determinative force in the implantation and expansion of the Church 913 IV, 1 | can the Gospel be firmly implanted in the Continent's Christian 914 II, 1 | practices hostile to life are imposed on them by means of economic 915 III, 0 | cf. Mt 8:17)".118 "It is impossible to accept that in evangelization 916 IV, 2 | that plan which God has imprinted on the humanity of man and 917 VI, 0 | it involves working for improved socio-political relations 918 VI, 0 | Church's apostolate cannot be improvised. Aware that in many African 919 VII, 0 | mission ... The renewed impulse to the mission ad gentes 920 VI, 1 | regimes which trample with impunity the rights and dignity of 921 III, 0 | respect and esteem, and all inaccurate and disrespectful language 922 III, 0 | created thing, animate or inanimate. He enters into relationships 923 II, 1 | faith.~In his Address to the inaugural Assembly of SECAM at Kampala, 924 III, 0 | the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and 925 VI, 1 | more wars!~117. The Synod incisively described the tragedy of 926 V, 1 | their respective sources of income.~The Synodal Assembly, having 927 IV, 2 | Psalmist sings of man's incomparable dignity: "Yet you have made 928 IV, 1 | Inculturating the faith~78. By reason 929 VI, 1 | 120. The question of the indebtedness of poor nations towards 930 IV, 1 | a kind of external sign indicat- ing conversion and attesting 931 V, 1 | particular function not only of indicating to all the call to holiness 932 VI, 1 | no room for attitudes of indifference and complacency.~ 933 II, 1 | is the high percentage of indigenous Bishops who now make up 934 II, 3 | appropriately recognizing their indispensable role in the evangelization 935 IV, 2 | Marriage thus demands an indissoluble love; thanks to this stability 936 II, 1 | succumb to the temptation to individualism, which is so alien to its 937 VI, 0 | duty, and still less an individualistic one, as if it were possible 938 III, 0 | person, considered not only individually but also and especially 939 VI, 1 | Episcopal Conferences of the industrialized countries to present this 940 I, 0 | Church's message in Africa inescapably entailed consideration of 941 VII, 0 | solidarity is peace, an inestimable good for peoples and nations 942 Conclu, 0| us once more before the inexpressible event which is the centre 943 VII, 0 | Catholics from their very infancy with a genuinely universal 944 III, 0 | to take upon himself our infirmities and diseases. "The entire 945 III, 0 | Catholics from negative influences which condition the way 946 II, 1 | Apostles indicate by name the inhabitants of the places who participated 947 II, 1 | That is why we, the happy inheritors of this marvellous adventure, 948 V, 2 | education, inculturation and initiation to the dialogue of life 949 V, 1 | for the priest celibacy is inseparable from chastity".190 Moreover " 950 II, 1 | are demanding ever more insistently the recognition and promotion 951 IV, 1 | fully exercise their role of inspiring the temporal orderpolitical, 952 III, 0 | doomed to failure that he instituted the Eucharist, "the pledge 953 I, 0 | Churches. For by divine institution and the requirement of their 954 II, 1 | cent of the health-care institutions of the entire Continent.~ 955 VI, 0 | standard of living, the insufficiency of means for educating the 956 IV, 1 | caused by the avalanche of insufficiently critical ideas spread by 957 V, 0 | ecclesial community can integrate the positive values of a 958 V, 2 | insofar as their research integrates the truths and experiences 959 III, 0 | cultural values through their integration in Christianity" and, on 960 IV, 2 | that is, endowed with intelligence and will and therefore with 961 Intro, 0 | Exhortation, the result of an intense and prolonged collegial 962 VI, 0 | world that is increasingly interdependent, the destinies and problems 963 VI, 1 | problems in cooperation with interested government agencies, wherever 964 III, 0 | Gospel can contribute to the interior transformation of all people 965 V, 2 | of the faith and helps to internalize them. They serve the Church 966 III, 0 | not "a matter of one's own interpretation" (2 Pet 1:20), but is to 967 I, 0 | 2000 as one of the keys for interpreting my Pontificate.20~The series 968 VI, 0 | public affairs in the two interrelated areas of politics and the 969 VII, 0 | play an important role in interreligious dialogue, above all by fostering 970 III, 0 | the Church walks and lives intimately bound in a real sense to 971 VI, 1 | nepotism, racism, religious intolerance and the thirst for power 972 VI, 2 | social communications ad intra and ad extra. The Church 973 IV, 1 | to Baptism because of the intrinsic need to receive the fullness 974 Intro | INTRODUCTION~ 975 II, 2 | Intrusiveness of the mass media~52. Finally, 976 II, 1 | ancestors. They believe intuitively that the dead continue to 977 VI, 2 | pornography and violence which are inundating poor countries. In addition, 978 VI, 0 | elsewhere will be able to investigate suitable legal ways of having 979 VI, 0 | increase economic growth and investment in order to create new jobs. 980 III, 0 | Christ, the "image of the invisible God, the first-born of all 981 VI, 0 | initiatives, so, when they accept invitations offered to them, Catholics 982 I, 0 | said, "it will be able to involve all levels of the Christian 983 III, 0 | from the risks of false irenicism or militant fundamentalism, 984 II, 1 | has practically become an irrelevant appendix, often forgotten 985 V, 1 | other pastoral workers, an irreplaceable service of unity in charity, 986 VI, 1 | spread of this disease by irresponsible sexual behaviour and drafted 987 III, 0 | the Book of the Prophet Isaiah in order to shed light on 988 II, 1 | can we not recall Blessed Isidore Bakanja, Martyr of Zaire, 989 II, 2 | traditional religion and Islam. The Fathers also considered 990 III, 0 | therefore be taken so that Islamic-Christian dialogue respects on both 991 Intro, 0 | Continent present at the Synod issued an important message entitled 992 II, 2 | Assembly, clearly showed that issues in Africa such as increasing 993 IV | CHAPTER IV~IN THE LIGHT OF THE THIRD 994 I, 0 | African soil: at Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast (1990); at Luanda, 995 II, 1 | went down from Jerusalem to Jericho; he fell among robbers who 996 III, 0 | adorns herself with her jewels" (cf. Is 61:10).~ 997 VI, 0 | investment in order to create new jobs.218 This involves the commitment 998 I, 0 | 17-18) ... And as Saint John at Patmos during particularly 999 II, 1 | Madagascar, and Blessed Josephine Bakhita of the Sudan, also 1000 I, 0 | Dioceses, some important journals and periodicals, individual 1001 IV, 1 | Church".139 Therefore a journey of conversion that did not


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