The Great East African Pilgrimage: Mt. Kilimanjaro Hike
October 4 - October 19
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 11, 2022
COP 27 in Africa, known mainly as the African COP, will highlight the social and environmental injustice that Africans are experiencing from the climate crisis despite being the least causing it.
Pope Francis in Laudato Si encourages Catholics and people of faith to understand the environmental problem as a social injustice issue that will affect our poorest brothers and sisters the most.
Ahead of COP 27, people of faith will come together to pray and hear the Cry of the Poor from Kibera (the biggest slum in Africa), and the Cry of the Earth at Kilimanjaro (the highest peak in Africa, and the tallest free standing mountain in the world) with its rapidly melting glacier in a 15-day pilgrimage.
The pilgrimage will connect the groaning of the earth and the poor, connecting the pain and suffering of our common home and the poor from Africa to the rest of the world. In prayer, the pilgrimage will call for an eco-spiritual awakening and an appeal for action to be taken to remedy the wrongs of the past, present and future at COP 27.
Pilgrims will come from Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania.