The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar, SECAM has called on Christian faithful’s and all Africans to reactivate the value of solidarity and be steadfast in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world.
The SECAM made the call in a statement released on Pentecost Sunday, 31st May, 2020 and signed by its President, Philippe Cardinal OUÉDRAOGO.
The SECAM noted that reactivating the value of solidarity will help the society to better face the pandemic. “it is time to reactivate the value of solidarity that has shaped our societies to better face the impact of the pandemic and to be able to turn our economies around, while relying on the power of the Holy Spirit, who gives us the grace to love and to be compassionate.”
“In this time when many are in dire need, let us help them to experience the love of God. In the same vein, let us not stigmatize those who have recovered from COVID-19 disease but accept them warmly and make them feel happy to be back to their families or communities.” The statement further directed
The SECAM reiterated the need for joining forces to achieve a harmonious development concerned to preserve human dignity and the sustainability of future generations. The SECAM exhorted all Church institutions directly involved in this fight to remain steadfast and to work with other non-Church institutions in the promotion of good heath for all people of Africa and Madagascar.
The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar or SECAM is an agency of the Catholic Church which includes the bishops of Africa and Madagascar established in 1969.
Its mission is to promote the Church’s role as a sign and instrument of salvation and to build the Church as a Family of God in Africa by fostering communion, collaboration and joint action among all the Episcopal Conferences of Africa and the Islands through: Propagation of Faith, Human Development, Ecumenism Formation and Consultation.
Source: Vincent Amedzake // Radio Angelus