Women all over the world have been extolled for their unquantifiable contributions to the growth and development of the entire humanity.   An official Correspondent of RECOWACERAO NEWS AGENCY, RECONA working at the head office in Abidjan who worked with our research team reported that various bishops and other Church Leaders have differently eulogized our women for their immeasurable roles in both the family and the society.

The Correspondent of RECOWACERAO NEWS AGENCY, RECONA based in N’Djamena, the political capital of Chad declared that even ahead of the annual event of the International Women’s Day (IWD) marked March 8, the Archbishop of Chad’s N’Djamena Archdiocese has called for respect and consideration for women in Church and society.

In his message issued March 3, Archbishop Goetbé Edmond Djitangar reminded women of the role they are called to play in society, to restore the nobility of their vocation “as women”.

“Women, you are not only a numerically important component of this Church, but you deserve respect for the quality and remarkable way in which you live your vocation as companions of men, generators, educators, and factors of stability in family, ecclesial and social life,” Archbishop Djitangar said.

On the other hand, the RECOWACERAO NEWS AGENCY team of researchers gathered also that Christian Professionals in Africa have recognized the “profound impact” of women in society, especially their role in instilling values in their families.

In a statement issued on the eve of the International Women’s Day (IWD) to be marked this year on Friday, March 8, members of the Africa Christian Professionals Forum (ACPF) called for investment in women’s education, healthcare, and economic opportunities.

“The Africa Christian Professionals Forum (ACPF) proudly acknowledges and celebrates the profound impact of women in our society,” the professionals said.

They added, “ACPF recognizes and celebrates the multifaceted contributions of women, encompassing spiritual, emotional, and physical dimensions, and the protection of the dignity of family life and the sacredness of every individual.”

 “ACPF affirms the invaluable contributions of women in shaping the fabric of our communities. Women play a central role in instilling family values, serving as catalysts for positive change and holistic growth within the family unit and the broader society,” they said.

The Professionals observed that by nurturing children, “women contribute to the well-being of their families, providing essential emotional support and guidance.”

“The family unit is the cornerstone of society, and women, as key architects of family life, are instrumental in fostering an environment of love, compassion, and resilience,” they said.

The ACPF members applauded what they described as the “strength, resilience, and unwavering commitment of women in facing the challenges that life presents.”

The professionals emphasized the crucial spiritual dimension of women’s roles, acknowledging their significant impact in fostering spiritual growth within the family and the broader community.

They further said that women often serve as spiritual anchors, imparting values that contribute to the moral fabric of society.

“Their influence extends beyond the family unit, reaching into churches, communities, and professional spheres,” they said, adding that women are “agents of change and growth, contributing to the socio-economic development of their communities and nations.”

“Women’s participation in various professional fields, leadership roles, and entrepreneurial endeavors demonstrates their capacity to effect positive change and drive growth on multiple fronts,” the ACPF members said.

The Christian professionals called upon all stakeholders, including governments, businesses, religious institutions, and communities, to recognize and support women, saying, “Investing in women’s education, healthcare, and economic opportunities not only enhances their well-being but also contributes to the overall prosperity and development of societies.”

“As we celebrate International Women’s Day, let us collectively commit to creating an environment that empowers and uplifts women, recognizing their integral role in building strong, resilient, and morally grounded families and communities,” they said.

Back to the republic of Chad, our Correspondent in this often-forgotten country has messaged that the Chadian Archbishop has said that women showed “great creativity and often juggle in difficult conditions and with little financial means to ensure the minimum necessary for the members of their families.’ “You deserve respect and consideration for your generosity,” the archbishop said.

He added, “Woman, God’s last creature, is the crown of his creation. Indeed, of all God’s creatures destined to keep man (Adam) company, only woman (Eve) is welcomed by him as the creature best suited to support him in his solitude.”

The Local Ordinary of N’Djamena said, “Man thus establishes a special relationship with this new creature mysteriously born of him, a relationship based on the recognition of the identity of their nature and their equal dignity, for they are both of the same flesh and created ‘in the image and likeness of God.”

“This was the basis of God’s thinking in creating the first human couple, called to live and find their balance and fulfillment in complementarity,” the archbishop said.

The 71-year-old Catholic Bishop who started his Episcopal Ministry in February 1992 as Local Ordinary of Chad’s Sarh Diocese urged Christian women to be on the front line of the battle to correct what he described as “a caricatured image of women” conveyed by people’s traditional upbringing.”

Such a distorted image of a woman “is not enlightened by the Gospel”, the archbishop said, and urged the Christian women to “restore the nobility of your vocation as women.”

“The mission entrusted by God to women is a noble one, and must not be deviated from by ideological drifts or perverse human behavior,” the Local Ordinary of N’Djaména Archdiocese who also serves as the President of the Episcopal Conference of Chad (CET) said.

He said, “If every era in the history of the Church shows us saintly women, widowed wives or single women, generously committed to evangelization and devoted to the service of charity or the support of ecclesiastical works, our era and our Church-Family of God also has its saints whom we ignore. They are here among you,” Archbishop Djitangar said.

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