AFRICA/TOGO - Missionary at the beginning of the year: "People hope for a better 2021"

Saturday, 16 January 2021 evangelization   development   local churches  


Sokodè (Agenzia Fides) - The year that has just ended was not easy for Togo. "The effects could also be felt in Kolowaré, where the armed soldiers were patrolling and their presence was palpable", Father Silvano Galli, priest of the Society for African Missions, told Agenzia Fides. "Various sectors of society challenged the election at the beginning of the year, when President Faure Gnassingbé was confirmed at the head of the country (see Fides, 25/2/2020), then came the Covid-19 pandemic, which led to the political crisis in a way silenced. The people here in Kolowaré are mainly concerned with how to survive". Now, said the missionary, the Togolese Christians hope that this new year that has just begun will open the window of hope and want to pray and take action for it. "It is hoped that the political stalemate will turn into a dialogue between the protagonists and that the Togolese will stop striving only for material things and turn more to the sharing of goods and serenity, listening to one another and feeling more empathy for a more human society", said the missionary". (SG/AP) (Agenzia Fides, 16/1/2021)