Cardinal Arinze lays out the plans:

At more than twelve years since the celebration of the first assembly of the Synod of Bishops for Africa, the Church in Africa is taking this first major step toward the celebration of a Second Synod for Africa. To help us better examine these "lineamenta," it may be useful to reflect briefly on signs of good news about inner Church life in Africa, present problems and challenges on reconciliation, justice and peace in African societies, and what the Catholic Church in Africa has done, or can do, to help.

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