Fr Stan Chu Ilo, a Catholic priest (Nigeria) and research professor at DePaul University in Chicago (USA) has published Part 1 of the above essay. It includes some real gems for us all to take on board. • Indeed, I am convinced that the Catholic Church can offer a capacious and inclusive tent where the great multitude spoken of at Pentecost (Acts 2, 8-12) and in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 7,9) – every tribe, language, people and nations – can find a home. • There is no "us" and "them" when the catholicity of the Church is fully and faithfully lived. We are one family, one world, the People of God without class or distinction (Galatians 3: 28). • The credibility of the Catholic Church in the wounded and broken world will be determined by how she speaks to the pains of today's world. He also writes of the hurts he and his countrymen have suffered not from outside, but from within the Catholic Church. We have a lot of work to do.
Go to: https://international.la-croix.com/news/racism-the- church-and-healing-for-a-broken-world/12667