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October 18 2009

Rome: On the occasion of the African Synod, Eucharistic Liturgy for Africa with the synodal fathers followed by a party on the square. Santa Maria in Trastevere, 6.00 pm

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In these days is being celebrated in Rome the Second special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of bishops.  A great occasion of reflection and neighborhood to the African continent, to its challenges, to its difficulties and to its richeses.  


The Community of Sant' Egidio is today an ecclesial reality deeply rooted in the African life of a lot of Countries and in their Churches.  


The engagement in prayer and in spiritual life, in communication of the Gospel, in service to the poor, in the care of the Aids patients, in humanization of prisons, in education of children to peace characterizes the presence of the Communities of Sant'Egidio that, there where they are present, put themselves "at the service of reconciliation, of justice and of peace".  Africa and its Church are in the heart of the Community of Sant'Egidio.  


6,00 p.m. Great Eucharistic Celebration for Africa, promoted by the Community of Sant'Egidio, with the participation of numerous synodal fathers.  


7,00 p.m. Folk Party of friendship with Africa, with the participation of numerous African immigrants of our city, and of all those who many will want to share this moment of party and of friendship.

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