His Eminence, John Cardinal Njue of Nairobi, Kenya has exhorted Catholic women in Africa to go out and make a difference in their communities and society in general by expressing their faith openly in all activities that promote the culture of justice, peace and reconciliation and development in Africa.
Addressing the closing session of a meeting of Pan-African Catholic Women in Nairobi, Cardinal Njue also asked the women to be vigilant and strive to defend the Church in the face of new forms of ideologies and attacks that are being used by some organisations and individuals with the aim of destroying the Catholic Church.
“I encourage you to uphold your dignity as women, as mothers and as wives to use your persuasive power to defend the Church at all times and for the promotion of peaceful co-existence on our dear continent-Africa” the Cardinal appealed.
Cardinal Njue urged the women to return to their countries and families more renewed and more reconciled with their husbands and children. He reminded them that “a woman is the image of God’s love like man is the image of God’s paternity”. Therefore, he invited them to live the sacraments of their faith”. “Remain close to your Church through prayer, the observance of the Word of God and in your daily endeavours”, he added.
The meeting which took place from 31st August to 3rd Septmber,2015 was under the theme: The African Woman Moving Towards the African Year of Reconciliation and drew participants from eighteen African countries.