By Jjunju Francis
11th July 2022
Leaders of the Catholic Church in their block Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) have been urged to take a forefront in the protection of the Environment.
The Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples at the Vatican, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle underscored the importance of the theme for the 20th AMECEA Plenary which is “Environmental Impact on Integral Human Development” saying its timely as the world is faced with environmental challenges.
Cardinal Tagle said that divisions and animosity between creatures and human beings are due to uncaring for the environment resulting in helplessness in the world, leading to conflicts, violence and divisiveness.
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle has urged Catholic Christians in the world to have unconditional love for the creation made by God.
The Cardinal however was grateful that Catholic Bishops, the clergy, the religious and the laity from Eastern African Countries have gathered in Tanzania to proclaim the Good News that humanity needs to come together.
This was during the opening Mass of the 20th AMECEA plenary assembly in the coastal town of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania at Benjamin Mkapa stadium where more than 100 Catholic Bishops from Ethiopia, Uganda, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Kenya, and Eretria have gathered from 9th to 18th July, 2022.
The 10-day Assembly in Dar es Salaam will share more on the Care of the Earth and Laudato si, Faith, Values, and Ethics in the Care for the environment, Care for the integral Ecology: Church and Government Collaborations just to list some.