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Church in Africa begins Year of Reconciliation

August 05, 2015

Responding to an invitation issued by Pope Benedict XVI in his apostolic exhortation on the Church in Africa, the African bishops began a Year of Reconciliation on July 29.

In 2011, the Pontiff called for a “a continent-wide Year of Reconciliation to beg of God special forgiveness for all the evils and injuries mutually inflicted in Africa, and for the reconciliation of persons and groups who have been hurt in the Church and in the whole of society.”

“This would be an extraordinary Jubilee Year during which the Church in Africa and in the neighboring islands gives thanks with the universal Church and implores the gifts of the Holy Spirit, especially the gift of reconciliation, justice, and peace,” Pope Benedict added.


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