A priest with a dream to contribute to justice and peace in Togo

Koffi Edem Amaglo is a priest who is studying in Rome thanks to the benefactors of CARF with the aim of helping pacification and dialogue in his country.

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Koffi Edem Amaglo (Christian name Paul) is a priest from Togo studying Moral Theology at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. He is 36 years old. He is the fifth child on his mother's side, as his father lives "in polygamy". During his childhood he witnessed social and family conflicts, but from an early age faith was very present in his life. He entered the minor seminary at the age of 12 and was ordained a priest in Lomé at the age of 28.

"While carrying out my ministry as parochial vicar, I also collaborated, together with the bishop, in the Diocesan Council for Justice and Peace, whose objective is to accompany many Christians and non-Christians who face many social injustices that threaten the dignity of people," he relates.

This Episcopal Council, which works in conjunction with various civil associations, has established justice and peace councils in all parishes, an express wish of the Vatican.

When he returns to his country, his training in Rome will help him to work for the defense of human rights and the promotion of justice, peace and social cohesion in Togo, according to the principles of the Social Doctrine of the Church. 

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