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Pope Benedict: ‘Get up, Church in Africa!’

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Pope Benedict XVI brought the Second Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for Africa to a close yesterday with Mass in St Peter’s Basilica.

In his homily, he said:

Get up, Church in Africa, family of God, because you are being called by the heavenly Father, whom your ancestors invoked as Creator, before knowing the merciful nearness, revealed in his only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ. Take the journey of a new evangelization with the courage that comes from the Holy Spirit.

The Catholic News Service reports on the 57 propositions the Synod Fathers have presented to Pope Benedict to assist him in preparing the post-synodal apostolic exhortation.

Meanwhile, the Vatican has at last confirmed that Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson will become the new president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.

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Written by Luke Coppen

October 26, 2009 at 5:39 pm

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