African Catholic Bishops Send A Strong message About Homosexuality

Catholic bishops from 16 Countries across West Africa have gathered in Accra from to take part in the second plenary assembly of the Regional Episcopal conference of West Africa.
The Catholic Church in Ghana from Monday was expected to host over 150 participants including archbishops, bishops and other church leaders at the RECOWA- CERAO regional plenary assembly.
RECOWA and CERAO are two Catholic regional groups which bring together both Anglophone and Francophone Catholic Bishops of West Africa.
The plenary assembly of Bishops is being held in Accra’s M-PLAZA hotel and started on Monday, 22nd February and will run till 29 February under the theme, “New Evangelization and the Specific Challenges for the Church, Family of God in West Africa: Reconciliation, Development, Family Life.”
Cardinal Théodore Adrien Sarr of Senegal is the current President of both RECOWA (Association of the Episcopal Conferences of Anglophone West Africa) and CERAO (Conference Episcopale Regionale de l’Afrique de l’Ouest ).
Catholic Bishops from across Africa have sent the strongest signal to the West that the continent will not accept any form of dictatorship on the issue of homosexuality.
Speaking at a press conference earlier this week, President of the Regional Episcopal conference of West Africa, Cardinal Theodore Sarr said Africans must be alert to prevent any negative indoctrination from the West to accept same sex marriage.
“Beware…we are living in a world where the western world, especially the Americans behave like people who have to think for the rest of the world, they have to decide for the rest of the world but we say that no, you can’t decide for the rest of the world.”
“We also have our culture, traditions and so we need to avoid the several limitations of the western world, we need to do things based in our traditions, our practices and customs, we cannot condemn people who are homosexuals…but it is not because you accept it that everybody must also,” Cardinal Sarr said.
The conference is to discuss issues concerning the church in relation to reconciliation, development and family life.

 

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