For most African Christians, the concept of healing set up by the Church does not reflect or acknowledge their views and experiences of sickness and healing.
Inculturation in pastoral care of the sick is an attempt to recognise and possibly integrate African spirituality and worldview into the liturgical practice of anointing and pastoral care of the sick.
Anointing and pastoral care of the sick can become more meaningful and beneficial to African Christians when it is structured to address questions of sickness and healing as experienced by Christians in their respective cultural backgrounds.
Kenneth Nwokolo was born in Obibi Orlu, Nigeria in 1963. He obtained his B.Ph and B.Th at Bigard Memorial Seminary Ikot Ekpene and Enugu in 1986 and 1990 respectively, with a doctorate in Theology in 2002 from the University of Bonn. In addition to his work in some parishes, he has had practical experiences with pastoral care of the sick in both home and hospital.