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  • Cardinal says African Church ‘substitutes’ for failed states

    Cardinal says African Church ‘substitutes’ for failed states

    • Mar 24, 2017

    Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo of the Democratic Republic of Congo says that in many African societies, the Catholic Church historically has served as a substitute for the state, especially when those states have failed, explaining why Catholic prelates on the continent play such a directly political role in African affairs.

  • Population control in Africa risks ‘new colonization,’ say church leaders

    Population control in Africa risks ‘new colonization,’ say church leaders

    • Mar 23, 2017

    At the African theology summit in Rome, Catholic Church leaders from the African continent weighed in on the efforts made by NGO’s and Western governments to enact population control measures. Congolese Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo warns against the dangers, and Beninese Archbishop Berthelemy Adoukonou raises concerns of a “new colonization.”

  • At Rome summit, Africa’s Church faces its growing pains

    At Rome summit, Africa’s Church faces its growing pains

    • Mar 23, 2017

    On day one of a March 22-25 summit of African Catholic leaders in Rome, there was a strong sense that after a period of explosive growth for the Church on the continent, there’s a need to reflect and take stock across the board, in areas ranging from theology and liturgy to the role of women and politics.

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