On the 18th March IMBISA participated at a Regional Conference to combat Human Trafficking at the Arrupe Jesuit University in Harare, Zimbabwe. The Conference was organised by the African Forum for Catholic Social Teaching (AFCAST) and brought together various actors in the area of human trafficking including the Governments of Zimbabwe and the United States, Survivors of trafficking, Faith Bodies including Muslims and members of Civil Society.
No dia 18 de Março a IMBISA participou numa Conferência regional de Combate ao Tráfico humano na Universidade Jesuíta de Harare, no Zimbabwe. A Conferência foi organizada pelo Fórum Africano para a Doutrina Social da Igreja (AFCAST) e juntou vários agentes da área do tráfico humano incluindo os governos do Zimbabwe e dos Estados Unidos, Sobreviventes do tráfico, Organismos Religiosos incluindo os Muçulmanos e membros da Sociedade Civil.
SYMPOSIUM OF EPISCOPAL CONFERENCES OF AFRICA AND MADAGASCAR (SECAM) CONCERN FOR THE CORONA VIRUS DISEASE
“The joys and hopes, the grief and anguish of the people of our time, especially of those who are poor or afflicted, are the joys and hopes, the grief and anguish of the followers of Christ as well” (Gaudium et Spes no. 1)
The Papal Exhortation, Querida Amazonia (Beloved Amazon), having been signed by Pope Francis on the 2nd of February 2020, contains his reflections after the Synod on the Amazon region which took place in Rome from the 6th-27th October 2019. In Querida Amazonia, the Pope invites the whole Church and indeed all people of goodwill to contemplate the splendour, drama and mystery of the Amazon region. While presenting his reflections, the Pope also encourages the reading of the Final Document of the Synod so that readers of Querida Amazonia may participate more fully in the processes of the Synod.
No dia 26 de Janeiro de 2020, o Terceiro Domingo do tempo Comum festeja-se a primeira celebração do Domingo da Palavra de Deus, conforme decretado pelo Papa Francisco a 30 de Setembro de 2019, a memória litúrgica de São Jerónimo, 1600 anos da sua morte.
On the 26th January 2020, being the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, occurs the first celebrations of the Sunday of the Word of God as decreed by Pope Francis on the 30th September 2019, the liturgical memorial of St. Jerome and the 1600th anniversary of his death.