Out of Africa -- The Editors Interview Father James Chukwuma Okoye, C.S.Sp.
We hear that the church is growing fast in Africa. What's behind that growth?
In parts of Africa it is not growing. But where it is, I think we have to consider the grace of God. Because God's grace is mediated through culture, many also think it is because traditional African religion is close to Catholicism. The traditional religion is sacramental, with sacred words, places, and events.