The New Evangelization - Africa


Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops
for Africa

On Sunday 11 April 1994 Pope John Paul II formally opened the special synod for Africa. This Synod, which concluded on  8 May 1994, brought together cardinals, bishops, priests, religious and laity from  throughout Africa, as well as, representatives of the Roman Curia. Following are the most significant documents of the Synod. The final document of the Synod, the Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in Africa (The Church in Africa), was issued  by the Holy Father  in Yaoundé, Cameroon, on 14 September 1995, Feast of the Triumph of the Cross.

Apostolic Exhortation:
  Ecclesia in Africa


Other Synod Documents:


Instrumentum Laboris

Relatio on the Theme of the Synod

Message of the Synod Fathers

Closing Mass - Homily of Cardinal Arinze