Abidjan (Agenzia Fides) – On Sunday 8 December 2019 the celebrations for the first centenary of the Congregation of the Sons of Charity and the 57 years of their presence in the Ivory Coast ended with a mass in the parish of the Immaculate Conception of Abobo Clouétcha, in the archdiocese of Abidjan. The celebrations opened on June 16th 2018 in the parish of Saint Antoine de Padoue in the port of Abidjan Treichville.
During the homily on December 8, His Exc. Mgr. Alexis Touably Youlo, Bishop of Agboville, praised the work of the Congregation of the Sons of Charity, all over the world and in particular in the Ivory Coast, in favor of workers, seafarers, the poor... "100 years of service for the glory of God and for the promotion of man, especially among the poorest, the Sons of Charity have become close to all those who are the privileged ones of God. May the Lord bless their apostolate and after the path already taken, may they can go beyond the actions already carried out", said Archbishop Alexis Touably.
The Congregation of the Sons of Charity was founded in Paris on December 25, 1918 by Father Jean-Émile Anizan for the evangelization of the working class. It has been present in the Ivory Coast, since 1962. (S.S.) (Agenzia Fides, 12/12/2019)