The leaders of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) sector of the Comboni circumscriptions of English-speaking Africa (APDESAM) and French-speaking Africa (ASCAF) met in an assembly from April 1 to 7, 2019, at the Good Shepherd Centre for Peace, southeast of Juba, South Sudan, to reflect on the “Catholic response to Justice and Peace issues in an ever-changing Africa.
Ten of the 13 circumscriptions had sent their representatives. The Central African Republic, Eritrea, and Mozambique were justifiably absent. Fr. Arlindo Pinto had come from Rome to represent the General Secretariat of the Mission.
The moderator was Aloys Ojore, professor at the Tangaza University in Nairobi (Kenya).
At the end of the assembly, organised by Fr. Louis Okot, provincial superior of South Sudan and head of the APDESAM JPIC sector, in collaboration with the General Secretariat of the Mission, the missionaries wrote a message addressed to all the confreres working in Africa. The message concludes with 12 proposals for possible steps to be taken, as Comboni Missionaries, for an effective reconciliation and peace and for a greater social and environmental justice on the African continent.