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14 Sept: Africa to be consecrated to the Divine Mercy

The Holy Father, Pope Francis Monday appointed Cardinal Pasinya Laurent Monsengwo, the Archbishop of Kinshasa (DRC), as his special envoy to the Third Congress for Africa and Madagascar on Divine Mercy (AMACOM), which will be held in Kigali (Rwanda) from 9 September to 15 September 2016.
Speaking about the Apostolic Congress on Mercy, Father Stanislas Filipek, the AMACOM Coordinator says the Congress has a continental scope to offer inner healing and reconciliation rooted in mercy. 

“We are currently living a Jubilee Year of Mercy. A Congress, which has a continental scope, on Divine Mercy to be held in Rwanda from 9 to 15 September 2016, is to be considered as one of the pastoral events of the Universal Church of the extraordinary Jubilee Year of mercy. The Congress, through its general theme, ‘Divine Mercy source of hope for the New Evangelization in Africa’ would like to meet men and women of Africa in the evil that hurts them, often causing hatred and offer them a process of inner healing and reconciliation rooted in mercy through their own experience of the Divine mercy. We hope that this Congress offers participants a time of prayer and encounter with the merciful Lord; a time of reflection and deepening of faith in God, rich in mercy, but also an opportunity to be in fellowship in their diversity,” Said Fr.  Filipek.

Fr. Filipek says that during the Apostolic Congress on Mercy two special events will be key.

“During the Congress, two special events are reserved: The act of consecration of the African continent to the Divine Mercy, on 14 September, at the closing of this Congress. Then second, the pilgrimage of all participants at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrows in Kibeho on 15 September,” the AMACOM coordinator announced. 

Rwanda says it is ready to welcome pilgrims to the Congress that will be held at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Kabuga in the Archdiocese of Kigali, Rwanda. 

A Novena is available on the internet page: http://sanctuary.kabuga.com.

(Fr. Paul Samasumo, RV)

Email: engafrica@vatiradio.va

(from Vatican Radio)


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