14 December 2012

Kenya: Be Agents of Evangelization, Advises Cardinal

Nairobi — John Cardinal Njue has urged Catholics in the Archdiocese of Nairobi to strive to be agents of evangelization. This will assist the Christians deepen their Catholic faith by studying and discussing in small groups the New Catholic Catechism.

In his 2012 Christmas pastoral message to the flock in the Archdiocese, the Cardinal said this should be a concern of the Clergy, Religious and the laity.

"We are all one family, one Church and one family of God", the Cardinal in his pastoral message, entitled: We hold a treasure, that is Jesus Christ our Lord.

Cardinal Njue has also urged the Church to assist the faithful to develop a culture of sharing on matters of faith and assimilating of the scriptures.

He urged parents and the clergy to ensure that all the children from Catholic homes are members o f the Pontifical Missionary Children (PMC).

The Cardinal stressed the need for the Church to strengthen and support the Catholic media Apostolate and educate the youth to get involved in media evangelization.

He called on the Church to encourage missionary vocations so that there are capable holy men and women still to take the faith beyond their lands of origin and encouraged every baptized Catholic become an active member of Small Christian Community in the neighborhood.

He called on the Church to encourage the faithful study and discuss together the documents of Vatican Council II.

"May you have a fruitful advent and merry Christmas 2012 and peaceful year 2013," concluded Cardinal Njue.

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