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A convention...

On Saturday, January 20th, 2018, at the bishopric of Maroua, capital city of the far-north region of Cameroon, the bishop invited all the religious men and women of his diocese to reflect and, if necessary, to react on the contents of a newly conceived document: a convention of the diocese with the congregations in relation to their own works.

A prayer opened the meeting; then in his welcoming words the bishop, Monsignor Bruno Ateba Edo, told us that the face of our diocese of Maroua-Mokolo must be shaped by the nature and the quality of our mission especially in the education of children, the youth and the training courses in the fields of health care and pastoral. Given the high number of the population and young people in our region, we must certify that we are truly on a mission and vocations ground. Each Congregation, through works developed according to its charism, has established contact with the youth; our way of being and of doing -with the particularity of vows- must be their testimony and the expression of our freedom compared to the attractions of advertising and the consumer society.

After the bishop's words, it was the overall presentation of the document and crossroads sharing, by zone. This sharing allowed each and everyone to better understand the document that has been reviewed, explained and discussed in detail. The proposals and questions of the groups were reported to everyone in a pooling. The bishop took care to remind us that he will turn to our Major Superiors with the results of this study.

It was a very fraternal moment of reunion and exchange. The meeting ended with the announcement of some news and a meal during which the bishop wished everyone a happy new year.

Bertine BAYANG, DHSPublished on January 29, 2018


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