Fr Ray Blake has excellent, succinct coverage of the Pope’s visit to Africa, complete with some great photos.
The Holy Father has spoken eloquently and movingly on the plight of Africa. Speaking out against civil war, violence, greed and corruption he calls Africans to fulfill their hope by drawing closer to Christ.
On the need for missionary efforts he says:
Someone may object: “Why not leave them in peace? They have their truth, and we have ours. Let us all try to live in peace, leaving everyone as they are, so they can best be themselves.” But if we are convinced and have come to experience that without Christ life lacks something, that something real – indeed, the most real thing of all – is missing, we must also be convinced that we do no injustice to anyone if we present Christ to them and thus grant them the opportunity of finding their truest and most authentic selves, the joy of finding life. Indeed, we must do this. It is our duty to offer everyone this possibility of attaining eternal life.