The Mouvement Chrétien des Cadres et Dirigeants du Gabon (MCC-G), celebrated its 10th anniversary from January 10 to 12, 2020 in Libreville on the theme: “The Christian Movements of Professionals in Africa, challenges and perspectives before the current challenges of the continent”.
This celebration saw the participation of movements such as MCC-France, the Christian Life Community of Cameroon and MCC-P of Madagascar. The opening Mass was celebrated by the Bisshop of Port-Gentil and President of the Commission for the Apostolate of the Laity, Life and Family, Youth, who invited the members of MCC-G to enter into the victory of Christ wherever they are. Likewise, he urged the participants to bring the world of work into the victory of Christ.
Saturday began with the presentation of the history of MCC Gabon. Participants were impressed by the milestones that marked the launch of MCC Gabon in 2006 until its official opening in January 2010. During the conference-debate, the various speakers shared their experiences and the commitment of their movements in the face of the current crises. Discussions also focused on the position of the Catholic Church regarding the diversity of religious currents, the importance for Catholics to mark their identity and to commit themselves to the transformation of society. Finally, the speakers took a confident look at the demographic growth expected in the coming years, insisting on the formation of young people in order to ensure sustainable growth.
The MCC-G has six teams, with about 50 members, in two of the six dioceses in the country. Contacts are underway in the other dioceses for the expansion of the movement.
At the closing Mass, Bishop Eusebius gave MCC-G a mission to go further and higher to be a real vector of transformation in our society. For the coming decades, each member is called to reflect the light of the Gospel wherever he or she is, and to carry the motto of MCC-G “Be who you are, and value what you do”.