Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: AFRICA/EGYPT – Young Egyptian Catholics in the footsteps of St. Thomas Aquinas
Minya – Egyptian youth who join the “family of St. Thomas Aquinas” affirm that their intention “is not to seek the glory of the Catholic Church as such, but to witness the glory of Christ”. To this end, they want to make a specific contribution with a wide range of initiatives aimed at promoting the rediscovery, study and dissemination of Catholic theology and spirituality in its essential characteristics. The youth group bears the name of “Doctor Angelicus” to express their devotion to the great saint of the Dominicans, the “theological giant” of the universal Church. They are following the path of a unique “return to the sources” and in doing so they are also at the service of ecumenism and full communion with the brothers and sisters of other churches. The Family of Saint Thomas Aquinas received an important recognition for the merits of its initiatives during the first Conference on Christian Education, organized in mid-November by the Egyptian Catholic Media Office and the Franciscan Cultural Center at the Franciscan Convent located in Cairo neighborhood of Mokattam.