Africa: Cardinals and bishops hold conference to oppose divorce and homosexuality

They were five cardinals and forty-five bishops from as many African countries who met in Ghana, from June 8-11. All in the clear light of day, not almost in secret like some of their colleagues from Germany, France, and Switzerland, who had gathered a few days before at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.

The conference theme was indicated from the very first remarks by Guinean cardinal Robert Sarah: “to protect the family from all the ideologies that want to destroy it, and therefore also from the national and international policies that impede the promotion of positive values.”

Cardinal Sarah urged Africa to resist outside ideas: “Why should we think that only the Western vision of man, of the world, of society is good, just, universal? The Church must fight to say no to this new colonization." Read More