AFRICA/KENYA - "Do not keep the Bible on shelves, but read it, meditate on it and then put into practice the Word of God"

Thursday, 30 January 2020 bible  

Nairobi (Agenzia Fides) - "It is a very important thing that the Holy Father has thought about the word of God, and to give a chance as a reminder to all of us human beings, especially the Christians and in particular the Catholics to go about the word of God by reading it, studying it, meditating and reflecting on it", said His Exc. Mgr. Philip Anyolo, Archbishop of Kisumu and Apostolic Administrator of Homabay, who presides over the Kenya Conference of the Catholic Bishops (KCCB), on the occasion of the Sunday of the Word of God, announced by Pope Francis with the Apostolic Letter "Aperuit Illis".
Mgr. Anyolo urged Christians not to keep their bibles on the shelves, but to make it a daily practice to read, understand and reflect in their lives, and the Church in Kenya to revive the interest of reading the Bible.
The Archbishop underlined the importance of the Small Christian Communities (SCC) whereby small groups of the faithful gather to read, interpret and understand the Bible deeply.
Mgr. Anyolo also announced that the Church in Kenya will avail the bible to everybody even children. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides, 30/12020)