KENYA: Go Make a Difference in the World, Cardinal Njue tells Women of Africa

NAIROBI SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 (CISA) – John Cardinal Njue has urged Catholic women in Africa to go out and make a difference in society by expressing their faith openly in all activities that promote the culture of justice, peace and reconciliation and development in Africa.

The Cardinal was speaking during the closing session of a meeting of Pan-African Catholic Women that that took place from August 31 to September 3 at St Joseph Retreat centre in Nairobi under the theme “The African woman moving towards the African year of Reconciliation.”

Cardinal Njue called on the women to be vigilant and defend the Church in the face of new forms of ideologies and attacks aimed at destroying the Catholic Church.

“I encourage you to uphold your dignity as women, as mothers and as wives to use your persuasive power to defend the Church at all times and for the promotion of peaceful co-existence on our dear continent-Africa,” he said.

He further urged the women to return to their countries and families more renewed and more reconciled with their husbands and children and invited them to live the sacraments of their faith.

“Remain close to your Church through prayer, the observance of the Word of God and in your daily endeavours”, he added.

The three-day meeting which brought together participants from 18 African countries was organised by Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) with the support of MISSIO, Aachen, Germany, and the Solidarity Fund of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), two of the Partner Agencies of SECAM and hosted by the Association of the Member Episcopal Conferences of Eastern Africa (AMECEA).

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