IFCA and II Special Assembly for the Synod of Bishops of Africa
"You are the salt of the earth. You are the light of the world" (Mt 5: 13-14)
Rome, 4-25 October 2009

The Lay Faithful in the Church
Generally speaking, Christian's involvement in society, which is inspired by Gospel values, adds a particular taste to life. Many lay Christians, individually or in associations (women, young people, professionals, etc.), have proven their courage in holding the torch of faith high in places where justice and peace are scorned. They have shown themselves to be authentic agents of reconciliation, particularly those in Catholic Action and apostolic or spiritual associations of the faithful.
Instrumentum laboris, 115

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Studio del mese - "Il Regno", n. 20/2009
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OW_LinkII Assemblea del Sinodo per l'Africa
SPECIALE - Radio Vaticana
OW_LinkSeminar Istituto Toniolo - IFCA
"Reconciliation, Justice and Peace in Africa"
Rome, 19 October 2009
OW_LinkOsservatorio UCSI LAZIO CIMI
Iniziative a Roma prima, durante, dopo la II Assemblea speciale per l'Africa
OW_LinkMessage to the People of God
[Francese, Italiano, Portoghese]
OW_LinkElenco finale delle Proposizioni
23 ottobre 2009
[Francese, Italiano, Portoghese]
OW_LinkOmelia del Santo Padre
[Francese, Inglese, Italiano, Portoghese, Spagnolo, Tedesco]
OW_LinkBOLLETTINO completo
con tutti gli interventi
OW_LinkDuring the African Synod

OW_LinkThe Catholic Church in Africa

(...) committed to follow Christ, in his mission, meaning that they accept suffering in order to share in his glory, as the saints of our continent testify by their lives, especially during these last centuries,
the martyrs of Uganda(Charles Lwanga and companions [martyred between 1885 and 1887]),
saints Daniel Comboni (1831-1881), Joséphine Bakhita (1869-1947); and blessed Charles de Foucauld (1858-1916),
Victoire Rasoamanarivo (1848-1894), Isidore Bakanja (1880/1890-1909), Cyprien Michel Iwene Tansi (1903-1964),
Clémentine Nengapeta Anuarite (1941-1964).
They have been «salt» in the land wherein they lived, and «light» in the world which saw them living.
Instrumentum laboris, 36