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Cardinal Ambongo, President of the African Conferences, requests a United African response to Francis’ Gay Declaration

 In some explosive news today, the President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa & Madagascar (SECAM), Cardinal Ambongo (Archbishop of Kinshasa), has indicated the great “perplexity” Francis’ Gay Declaration (“Fiducia supplicans”) has caused among African Christians.

He has requested all African conferences of bishops to formulate a united African response to the declaration.

“The ambiguity of this declaration—which lends itself to many interpretations & manipulations—is causing much perplexity among the faithful & I believe that...we need to speak out clearly on this issue in order to give clear guidance to our Christians.”

Full document below (en français):

Two notes:

(1) It seems African Catholics will stand united against this scandal. What will Francis do?

(2) We believe this document will have a major impact in the upcoming conclave.