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ICMICA-Pax Romana is a movement towards action to transform our living environments. I firmly believe that this transformation depends on our transformation as men, as women, as Christians, in order to become effectively the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Testimonies and exchanges about what we are experiencing and what we see are crucial moments in building this social transformation. I sincerely hope that this session will allow us to throw a seed for the improvement of the living conditions of the populations on our continent.

While encouraging the initiative of the meeting, the Pope has developed some ideas that we resume in the lines below.

- 1 Politics must be conceived as a high form of charity or, rather, as an invaluable service of dedication to the accomplishment of the common good of society. Politics is therefore not at the service of individual ambitions, factionalism and interests. We must not oppose service and power, but power must be subordinated to service so as not to degenerate.

- 2 The common good is the set of social conditions that enable both groups and each of their members to achieve perfection in a more total and easy way (Gaudium et Spes, § 26

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Les défis du MIIC au Congo RDC: Sécurité, droits humains, protection des femmes et des filles, processus électoraux, engagement dans la société, en particulier pour les chrétiens.

Applying the Social Justice Values of Catholic Social Teachings.
FINAL DECLARATION
We, Catholic Professionals from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi, met on 13th October 2012, at the Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations in Nairobi to reflect on the topic ‘Catholic Professionals in the Electoral Processes in Africa Today- Applying the social justice values of Catholic Social Teachings’.
   The meeting was organized by Pax Romana- International Catholic Movement for Intellectual and Cultural Affairs (Pax Romana-ICMICA) and the Kenya Movement of Catholic Professionals (Pax Romana-KMCP) and facilitated by the Africa Forum for Catholic Social Teachings (AFCAST) and Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR).
Reflecting on how we lead our lives as Catholic professionals: