ZAMBIA: Church to Host Theological Colloquium for Africa

LUSAKA, JULY 12, 2019 (CISA)-The Theological Colloquium for Catholic English speaking Africa is set to take place from July 29 to August 3, in Lusaka.

This is a formation theological initiative in view of the Extraordinary Missionary Month of October 2019, called for by Pope Francis.

According to Fr Edwin Mulandu, the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS), the Theological Colloquium will help revive the missionary spirit in the local churches.

“Am very positive that this Theological Colloquium is a form of animation which we will be used to help the faithful and the Religious men and women to rediscover their true missionary zeal. We expect the people of God to be animated and take up a significant role in the missionary life of the Church as baptized Catholics,” he said.

Fr Mulandu believes that the theological reflection will greatly benefit the local churches by invigorating deep reflections, on the baptismal mandate, and the importance of Sacraments and Christian living by Catholics.

The Apostolic Nuncio to Zambia and Malawi, Archbishop Gianfranco Gallone is expected to officially open the meeting under the theme: “Proclamation, Sacrament and Christian Witness in the Missio Ad Gentes in Africa”.

According to Fr Mulandu, 13 researchers and speakers drawn from the Churches in the English-speaking Africa will attend.

This Theological Colloquium is sponsored by the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) International Secretariat and the Congregation for the Evangelization of the Peoples (CEP) under the coordination of the Pontifical Missionary Union (PMU) International Secretariat.