Centenary Initiative

To celebrate the Institute’s Centenary of foundation, the FSPs of Abidjan held a formation meeting for the coordinators and leaders of the diocese’s basic Christian communities (CEB), in collaboration with the diocesan office in charge of these groups. 

The meeting took place on the extensive grounds of Yopougon Cathedral, near the Pauline book center. Over a thousand people participated in the event, seated under tents for protection against the strong equatorial sun. Guest speaker Fr. Richard Baawobr, M. Afr. (also known as the “White Fathers” because of their habit), spoke to the group about his pastoral activities in the Congo, Tanzania and Kenya. 
He also presented his book, Sharing and Living the Gospel (Year B), which has been adopted as the basic text for sharing the Word of God in the CEB. 

The encounter concluded with a book-signing session, a radio interview with Fr. Richard and a visit to the Pauline book center.


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