Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: AFRICA/ESWATINI – World Mission Sunday 2020: Creative ways of Evangelization in times of pandemic
Mbabane – When Pope Francis invited the Church a year ago to celebrate an Extraordinary Missionary Month, we welcomed this invitation with joy: in the Kingdom of Eswatini we decided to extend it to the whole year”, said Bishop José Luis Ponce de León, IMC, Bishop of Manzini and Swatini . This missionary dynamic continued during the pandemic and will now, according to the Bishop, be renewed on World Mission Sunday on October 18. “With the pandemic, the Church suddenly found herself preaching: Stay at home”, said the Bishop. And added: “very soon, however, we realized that Covid-19 could change the context in which we were living, but not our call to proclaim the Gospel.