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Turn To Bible Reject Paganism Says An African Priest


As the Synod of Bishops began its discussions on October 9, an African prelate called upon the synod fathers to seek wisdom from the Bible.

Holy Bible
Holy Bible

African Bishop Lucio Muandula of Xai-Xai, Mozambique, while reflecting upon a text of the Book of Wisdom, which he said was most likely written in the second century B.C., when Jews in Hellenistic Alexandria, Egypt, were at risk of abandoning their faith and taking part in idolatry.

He said, we should “allow ourselves to be guided by biblical wisdom in an ever more globalized world”– a world in which there is a “risk of losing one’s faith in God, through adopting a completely pagan style of life.”