Cardinal Czerny encourages Bishops of Senegal in their ministry
By Fr. Benedict Mayaki, SJ – Dakar, Senegal
The Bishops of Senegal visited with Cardinal Michael Czerny at the Apostolic Nunciature in Dakar on Tuesday.
The interim prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development traveled to Senegal for the 9th World Water Forum, taking place on 21–26 March.
The Forum—the world’s biggest water-related event—brings together participants from all areas to promote dialogue and facilitate access to water and sanitation.
Encouraging Senegalese Church
On the sidelines of the event, Cardinal Czerny is also taking the opportunity to meet with members of the local Church.
On Tuesday, the Jesuit Cardinal met with the Bishops of Senegal at the Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See in Dakar.
Archbishop Michael Banach, the Apostolic Nuncio to Senegal, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau and Mauritania, was also on hand for the encounter with Senegal’s Bishops.
Cardinal Czerny also made a 70-kilometre journey to the town of Gandigal, which lies near the city of Mbour.
A community of Jesuits there is working to set up a center for religious studies and Islamic-Christian dialogue, which hopes to also double as a Spiritual Centre.