Anglican Church delegation pays courtesy call on President Ramkalawan |29 March 2023
As part of their Golden Jubilee celebration, a delegation from the Anglican Church paid a courtesy call on President Wavel Ramkalawan and First Lady Linda Ramkalawan yesterday at State House.
The delegation comprised the Bishop of Mauritius, Bishop Stenio Andre, and the General Secretary - Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa (CAPA), Venerable Joseph Kofi William Graft-Johnson, Archdeacon Ft. Danny Elizabeth and Reverend Christine Benoit from the Anglican Diocese of Seychelles.
Venerable Graft-Johnson and Bishop Andre are in the country to participate in the celebration of the Golden Jubilee of the Anglican Diocese of Seychelles, which was on March 25, and the anniversary of the creation of the Province of the Indian Ocean on March 27. The Province includes Seychelles, Mauritius, Madagascar.
Bishop Stenio Andre, who is from Mauritius, was glad to be in Seychelles to celebrate the Golden Jubilee as he was in the country some thirty years back.
“The President is an old friend of mine and together with the other members we discussed about the activities of the Anglican Faith in Seychelles, its challenges and how the Church can collaborate with the government in community work.”
Bishop Andre also noted that Anglican Church in Seychelles has made a lot of progress and now after the pandemic it is time for the church to go back to the homes and be close to the people.
The President seized the opportunity to thank the guests for their presence in joining Seychelles Anglican community in celebrating the Seychelles Anglican Diocese’s 50th Anniversary.