Below is the text of the remarks made yesterday by Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta to the Second Synod for Africa:
“I welcome this opportunity to summarize the importance that this Second Synod for Africa holds for the Church in the United States of America. We Americans find ourselves increasingly drawn in by issues and events that occur on the African continent. We, like people everywhere, feel ever more acutely the impact of the intensifying global character of our world.
First and foremost, we praise Almighty God for the gift of the one faith that binds the Church in the United States to all of the other Churches throughout the world.
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