Segreteria di Stato

Messaggio del Santo Padre Francesco ai partecipanti al Simposio delle Conferenze Episcopali di Africa e Madagascar (SECAM)

SegreteriaDiStatoPubblichiamo di seguito il Messaggio che il Cardinale Segretario di Stato Pietro Parolin ha inviato, a nome del Santo Padre Francesco, all’Arcivescovo di Lubango, S.E. Mons. Gabriel Mbilingi, C.S.Sp., in occasione del Simposio delle Conferenze Episcopali di Africa e Madagascar in corso in Uganda dal 21 al 28 luglio 2019:

Messaggio

From the Vatican, 16 July 2019

The Most Reverend Gabriel Mbilingi, C.S.Sp.
Archbishop of Lubango
President
Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar

His Holiness Pope Francis was pleased to learn of the celebrations marking the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar, and he asks you kindly to convey his prayerful greetings to all gathered for the event. Joining you in thanking Almighty God for the many graces received by SECAM and for the fraternal communion that has characterized its work over these fifty years, His Holiness prays that its members may be strengthened in missionary discipleship, for “the great work of evangelization consists in striving to make the Gospel permeate every aspect of our lives so that we, in turn, can bring it to others” (Address to Representatives of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar, 7 February 2015). In this way, SECAM will continue to be valuable service to the local Churches throughout the entire continent of Africa. Entrusting those attending the celebrations to the intercession of Mary, Mother of the Church, the Holy Father willingly imparts his Apostolic Blessings as a pledge of peace and joy in the Lord.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State

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