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Witchcraft in Congo:
Testimonies from the Orthodox Mission in Africa
by Monk Damascenos Gregoriates
Humanly speaking, Africa is the most unfairly treated continent when it comes to the spreading of the salvific word of God. Reasons of natural obstacles or other negative parameters did not facilitate the divine kerygma to reach the innermost parts of the continent, except only around its northern and northeastern regions. It may have been the plan of Divine Providence, for the Faith to spread there, only recently, during the twentieth century…
It is a known fact that other Christian “churches” have been established in practically all of Africa, since the middle of the 18th century, through colonization by European peoples. Apart from the purpose of exploiting those gold-bearing soils, these peoples had also arranged to propagate their religion. Thus, there are Papist christians there since the middle of the 18th century, Protestants from the beginning of the 20th century, followed by latter-day heretical “churches” with a christian or even a demonic content, that were formed by African pastors.
These “churches”, which are cut off from the fullness of the Truth and Life, have never managed – not in the past nor in the present (nor will they ever manage in the future) – to deliver the mystically-minded African from his Continue reading “Witchcraft in Congo: Testimonies from the Orthodox Mission in Africa by Monk Damascenos Gregoriates”