Following the 1994 Africa Synod, which had come up with the new mode of the Church in Africa, namely, the Church-asfamily, the Bishops of Africa recommended that on the count down to the great Jubilee Year 2000, this theme would be looked at from various angles. This pastoral letter was issued to mark the launch of this five-year African Synod programme. The Bishops reflect on what it means to be called to be the Church as family of God. The pastoral letter is a call on all Catholics to journey together in the work of evangelisation so that the Word of God can permeate all levels of our existence, in our families, in our Christian Communities, in our Parishes, and in deed in the whole Nation.
Greetings in the Lord to our Sisters and Brothers in the Catholic Community of Zambia!