Pan-African Conference

The Tablet’s National Correspondent, Christopher White, is on the ground in Nigeria for the first annual Pan-African Catholic Congress on theology, society and pastoral life. Below are the reports he has filed.

Experts Say Pope’s Metaphor of a ‘Field Hospital’ has Special Punch for Africa

According to a range of scholars at a Pan-African Congress on Theology, Pastoral Life, and Society, the pope’s metaphor for the Church as a “field hospital” provides particular resonance for the African continent – and, they say, must guide pastoral practice in the realms of education, liturgy, and the laity.