Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: AFRICA/IVORY COAST – After the epidemic, we must think of “re-evangelization”
Abidjan – “The United Nations has launched the appeal: ‘We are on the verge of a global famine of biblical proportions, with over 250 million people at risk’. The African continent has been preserved from the catastrophic effects of Covid -19: infections and deaths are lower in numbers and in proportion to those recorded by other continents, but the other effects, such as economic and social, are already proving to be more deadly than the virus: people are hungry, food is lacking and there is no money for daily needs”: this is what Fr. Marco Prada, priest of the Society for African Missions in Ivory Coast, reports to Fides, who talks about his conversation with two local inhabitants. The first, Jean Bosco Yao, lives in a popular neighborhood of Abidjan, Koumassi, – Fr. Prada writes to Fides – and the second, Alphonse Soro, in the largest city in the north, Korhogo, which welcomed more than one hundred thousand displaced people from the civil war the Country in the first decade of the century.