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Catholic Group Launches Web Site to Promote Peace in Africa
Source: Catholic News Service
Published: Tuesday, September 15, 2009
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WASHINGTON (CNS)—The Catholic Task Force on Africa has launched a new Web site, www.yesafricamatters.org, to spread the word on conditions in Africa prior to the Oct. 4-25 Synod of Bishops for Africa at the Vatican.

The theme of the synod is "The Church in Africa in Service to Reconciliation, Justice and Peace."

In March, during a visit to Yaounde, Cameroon, Pope Benedict XVI released the synod's working document, which called for a united effort among Catholics to help end the rampant injustices fueling conflicts on the continent and to usher in an era of peace.

The new Web site provides background on the connections between the Catholic Church in the United States and Africa. It lists many of the partnerships and twinning relationships as well as the missionary communities from the United States in Africa.

The site also contains a section specifically on the synod with resources and links to universities and other advocacy groups that can help readers better understand Africa's current challenges.

The Catholic Task Force on Africa is a Washington-based group of advocates that meets monthly to share their work, passion and perspective with each other on behalf of their many constituents who are working for justice and peace in Africa.


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