The Catholic Task Force on Africa (CTFA) has announced that it will continue its work of making the US Catholic Bishops’ letter, “A Call to Solidarity with Africa,” better known in dioceses and parishes. The CTFA has already produced a resource guide for Catholics interested in using the Bishops’ letter. The resource guide can be dowloaded by clicking here .

Now, with the announcement of the upcoming Synod for Africa, foreseen for 2009, the CTFA is planning on organizing a year-long campaign called for now, “Together with Africa: Celebrating Hope.”

The preparations for this special year are still at the beginning stages. All those interested are encouraged to get in touch with Fr. Rocco at AFJN (director(at) with any suggestions for the celebrations. In the meantime, all are encouraged to check out the lineamenta (or working document) that has been prepared by the Vatican for the Synod.