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Lay theologians: Key role to play in Africa
Lay theologians play an important role in the proclamation of the faith in Africa, especially as catechists and teachers of religion.
They undergo thorough training for this - a well grounded theological formation, fully in line with Church teaching - at the Pontifical Institute for Studies in Marriage and the Family in Cotonou, the capital of the West African state of Benin.
One such student is Augustin Diombeth (pictured with his wife and three children), from the archdiocese of N'Djamena in Chad, who has completed his Masters degree with flying colours and is hoping for support throughout the year from the international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need.
Archbishop Charles Vandame of N'Djamena has expressed support for Augustin to continue his studies, so Aid to the Church in Need has granted him a further scholarship of $5500.
If you would like to know more or make a donation please ring Aid to the Church in Need on (02) 9679-1929 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org