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In seeking lasting reconciliation, it would be an error to ask people to simply forget the past. Reconciliation is needed not only in the country in general, but also in the ecclesial community, where tension is boiling in some of our parishes due to language and ethnic differences.
His Excellency Martin Munyanyi, Bishop of Gweru, Zimbabwe
 
It is our delicate yet necessary duty to help priests with problems return to the path of the truth. We hope the Synod will provide us with a clear and persuasive word on this subject.
His Excellency Armando Umberto Gianni, OFM Cap., Bishop of Bouar and President of the Episcopal Conference of the Central African Republic
 
There are more than 10 million displaced people on the African continent: migrants who are seeking a new homeland, a land of peace. This exodus reveals the injustices and socio-political crises in Africa. In Libya, we are all living the tragedy of this phenomenon.
His Excellency Innocenzo Martinelli, OFM, Bishop and Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli, Libya
 
The winds of democracy are blowing more in the capital than in other parts of the country and with few instruments of social communication. The fact that our people lack a genuine civic education favors manipulation. When it is combined with illiteracy, prevalent in the rural areas, then the situation becomes very precarious. The critical conscience of our people is not well developed. Some of them believe everything that is said by the instruments of social communication. Because of this, it is urgent to promote the civic education of our citizens and strengthen their ability to judge things critically. To do this, it is also necessary to promote and defend freedom of expression and of opinion as a right of democracy and a space for de-velopment.
His Excellency José Nambi, Bishop of Kwito-Bié, Angola
 
In some parts of Africa, due to the culture and popular traditions that existed before the arrival of the Church, many Africans practiced polygamy without any sense of guilt. Because of this, many of the women who participate in Christian Church services today are denied the right to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confession and Matrimony. […] It is necessary for the Church to face this painful and humiliating situation by conferring special privileges on African women who were first wives with families and then, through no fault of their own, became the victims of polygamous marriages, by allowing them to receive Baptism and the other sacraments. By receiving the sacraments, these sorely-tried women can share in the peace and reconciliation offered by the compassion and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
His Excellency, Bishop Matthew Kwasi Gyamfi, Bishop of Sunyani, Ghana
 
AIDS is a challenge for all sub-Saharan Africa. […] It can be a potential weapon in wars and conflicts. How do you forgive someone who has deliberately contaminated you with a lethal virus?
His Excellency Franklyn Nubuasahm, Apostolic Vicar of Francistown, Botswana
 

In seeking lasting reconciliation, it would be an error to ask people to simply forget the past. Reconciliation is needed not only in the country in general, but also in the ecclesial community, where tension is boiling in some of our parishes due to language and ethnic differences.
His Excellency Martin Munyanyi, Bishop of Gweru, Zimbabwe
 
It is our delicate yet necessary duty to help priests with problems return to the path of the truth. We hope the Synod will provide us with a clear and persuasive word on this subject.
His Excellency Armando Umberto Gianni, OFM Cap., Bishop of Bouar and President of the Episcopal Conference of the Central African Republic
 
There are more than 10 million displaced people on the African continent: migrants who are seeking a new homeland, a land of peace. This exodus reveals the injustices and socio-political crises in Africa. In Libya, we are all living the tragedy of this phenomenon.
His Excellency Innocenzo Martinelli, OFM, Bishop and Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli, Libya
  
The winds of democracy are blowing more in the capital than in other parts of the country and with few instruments of social communication. The fact that our people lack a genuine civic education favors manipulation. When it is combined with illiteracy, prevalent in the rural areas, then the situation becomes very precarious. The critical conscience of our people is not well developed. Some of them believe everything that is said by the instruments of social communication. Because of this, it is urgent to promote the civic education of our citizens and strengthen their ability to judge things critically. To do this, it is also necessary to promote and defend freedom of expression and of opinion as a right of democracy and a space for de-velopment.
His Excellency José Nambi, Bishop of Kwito-Bié, Angola
  
In some parts of Africa, due to the culture and popular traditions that existed before the arrival of the Church, many Africans practiced polygamy without any sense of guilt. Because of this, many of the women who participate in Christian Church services today are denied the right to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confession and Matrimony. […] It is necessary for the Church to face this painful and humiliating situation by conferring special privileges on African women who were first wives with families and then, through no fault of their own, became the victims of polygamous marriages, by allowing them to receive Baptism and the other sacraments. By receiving the sacraments, these sorely-tried women can share in the peace and reconciliation offered by the compassion and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
His Excellency, Bishop Matthew Kwasi Gyamfi, Bishop of Sunyani, Ghana
 
AIDS is a challenge for all sub-Saharan Africa. […] It can be a potential weapon in wars and conflicts. How do you forgive someone who has deliberately contaminated you with a lethal virus?
His Excellency Franklyn Nubuasahm, Apostolic Vicar of Francistown, Botswana


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