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Seeking justice, countering Islamic extremism: follow-up for African Synod

Catholic World News - January 25, 2010

The special council set up by the Synod of Bishops for Africa concluded a 2-day meeting in Rome with a statement underlining that “the Church in various African countries finds herself at the necessity of defending the people from injustice.” The statement stressed the need for promoting reconciliation and defending human rights, adding that Church should be a model of reconciliation “to become credible in her preaching and social activities.”

The special council—set up at the conclusion of the October 2009 Synod of Bishops for Africa, to monitor the implementations of initiatives discussed by that Synod assembly—also mentioned the “efforts being made to create bonds of understanding and collaboration, especially with Islam which is the continent's most widespread religion.” The statement expressed the hope that Islamic fundamentalists would be “increasingly disowned and marginalized” by responsible leaders of that faith.

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