Bishops of Madagascar dedicate country to the Divine Mercy of God
At the end of their November Plenary in Antananarivo, the bishops of Madagascar have issued a pastoral statement marking the end of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. In their statement, made available to the media, the Malagasy bishops dedicate the country to the Divine Mercy of God and hail relations with the Holy See.
“We dedicate today the destiny of our beautiful country, Madagascar, and its children confronted with all kinds of miseries: Non -respect for life, abortion, crimes against humanity, irresponsible exploitation of our natural wealth, crime, insecurity, thirst for power and money, injustice, corruption, fear of truth, egoism, a spirit of hatred, vengeance and so many other evils …” the Bishops pray.
On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of relations with the Holy See, the Bishops praise the warm ties.
“We invite the people to pray for the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and Madagascar,” the statement reads.
In their statement, the Bishop also lament the fact that in Madagascar, truth has become a casualty in public discourse.
“Madagascar is poor with regard to men (and women) of wisdom …… we lack wise men (and women) because truth has been banished (from our society), we no longer give it its rightful place. This is why it is essential to educate young people, from an early age to love truth and only then will we have a generation that is not only responsible but one that is also steeped in truth. It is a great challenge that we face today, ” the bishops emphasised.
Source: Vatican Radio