Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Out of Africa

Just this week the special Synod for Africa convened at the Vatican, and after only three days, one of the bishops hurried back home to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (not so long ago, we knew it as "Zaire", before the last civil war, which lasted several years). Two of his priests had been kidnapped "for a high ransom."
How fitting it is that the Synod theme is "The Church in Africa at the Service of Reconciliation, Justice and Peace". The Synod has its work cut out, and not only for Africa!

1 comment:

Fred said...

I am praying for that bishop, his priests and all who are captured by someone or something...that they might soon know the freedom that can only come from the love of Jesus. And I pray for their personal safety. I have informed my community and they are praying also.
Father Fred, cmf