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Include women in decisions, Vatican official urges African Church leaders

Catholic World News - July 06, 2011

Since women make up 80% of the churchgoing population in Catholic Africa, the Church must discuss “how to better integrate them, and their vital role, especially in the process of decision making,” the secretary of the Congregation for Evangelization told a meeting of African prelates.

Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai spoke in Nairobi, at the 17th annual meeting of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences of Eastern Africa (AMECA).

On his first visit to Africa, Archbishop Hon told Vatican Radio that he was impressed by the “great experience of family” among the AMECA delegates, and the energy with which they celebrated the Eucharistic liturgy. Regarding the problems facing the Church in Africa, he said:

From speaking to the bishops, obviously, the major challenges remain the situations of war, instability and also some things that are coming from abroad, I would even go as far as to use the word poisons, like abortion, contrary to African culture, but also emerging here.

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