EVENT: ‘A billion reasons to believe in Africa’ – Pope Paul VI Memorial Lecture, Friday 18 October

Join us for the 2013 Pope Paul VI Memorial lecture by Fr Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, SJ (Provincial of East Africa Jesuit Province).

When we think of Africa, how many of us see the stereotyped vision of a dusty, hot place filled with people struggling to survive? How can this Africa possibly find a way out of its situation? Or has it now thrown off its “hopeless continent” image? And how can we apply the teachings of the Catholic Church to the issues of development and social advancement? In his lecture, entitled ‘A billion reasons to believe in Africa: The long march from “the hopeless continent” to “the spiritual lung of humanity”‘, Fr Orobator will look beyond the stereotypes of Africa to explore turning points in the continent’s history, its contribution to the wider world and reasons for hope in its future.

The lecture will take place at 7.00pm on Friday 18 October at The Greenwood Theatre, King’s College London, 55 Weston Street, SE1 3RA. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. Donations will be collected on the evening. Please book tickets online here, or contact CAFOD on 020 7095 5684. If you would like more information, get in touch with CAFOD Westmisnter on 0208 449 6970 or westminster@cafod.org.uk.

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