How do I meet the Sunday obligation in Africa?


I read the post about China, but I am not sure if it applies also to my situation. I will be traveling to Africa for a month as part of an international program on grassroots development, which my college is offering. The place in Africa is Cameroon. I am not sure if I will have access to any Catholic churches, or if it would be physically possible to reach one.

What should I do once I am there, and is it a sin that I miss Mass once there?


As that post stated:

When Catholics are traveling in areas where they cannot attend a Catholic church that is in union with Rome, they are dispensed from the Sunday obligation to attend Mass.

If there is no opportunity to attend Mass in Africa, you are dispensed from the Sunday obligation to attend Mass while you are there.

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