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  The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar SECAM www SECAM org the association of Catholic bishops of Africa Madagascar and the Islands has elected His Eminence Richard Kuuia Baawobr of Ghana as its new president Download more audio https bit ly 3zmT4Us His Eminence Richard Kuuia Baawobr is now the highest ranking member of the Roman Catholic Church in Africa The B roll video photos sound clips and interviews in English French and Portuguese are available to the media free of charge and can be used without restriction and permission https bit ly SECAM PDT See the interview of His Eminence Richard Kuuia Baawobr New President of SECAM https bit ly 3zi4xok See the B roll https bit ly 3S8725b The election took place in Accra Ghana during the 19th SECAM Plenary Assembly in which 130 participants including cardinals and bishops representing more than 600 Catholic bishops from Africa came from all corners of the continent The new president succeeds his Eminence Philippe Cardinal Ou draogo of Burkina Faso Another Cardinal His Eminence Fridolin Besungu Ambongo of the Archdiocese of Kinshasha in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was elected First Vice President while Monsignor Lucio Andrice Muandula of the Diocese of Xai Xai in Mozambique was elected Second Vice President The new president of SECAM His Eminence Richard Kuuia Baawobr was created a Cardinal on May 29 2022 by Pope Francis and will be officially installed as a Cardinal on August 27 2022 This is the first time since the establishment of SECAM 53 years ago years that a Ghanaian has been elected president of SECAM SECAM established in 1969 in Kampala Uganda during the visit of Pope Paul VI was born out of the desire of the African Catholic bishops present at the Second Vatican Council to speak with one voice on matters related to the Church in Africa The Symposium based in Accra consists of eight regional associations Association of Episcopal Conferences of Central Africa ACEAC Association of Episcopal Conferences of the Central African Region ACERAC Assembly of the Catholic Hierarchy of Egypt AHCE Association of Member Episcopal Conferences of Eastern Africa AMECEA Episcopal Conferences of the Indian Ocean CEDOI Regional Episcopal Conference of North Africa CERNA Interregional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa IMBISA Meeting of the Episcopal Conference of Western Africa RECOWA CERAO More information on the XIX SECAM Plenary Assembly https bit ly 3yIv8KD Signed Monsignor Emmanuel A Badejo President Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications CEPACS SECAM
Elected new Head of the Catholic Church in Africa

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Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar

The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) (www.SECAM.org), the association of Catholic bishops of Africa, Madagascar and the Islands, has elected His Eminence Richard Kuuia Baawobr of Ghana as its new president.

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Download more audio: https://bit.ly/3zmT4Us His Eminence Richard Kuuia Baawobr is now the highest ranking member of the Roman Catholic Church in Africa.

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The B-roll video, photos, sound clips and interviews in English, French and Portuguese are available to the media free of charge and can be used without restriction and permission: https://bit.ly/SECAMPDT See the interview of His Eminence Richard Kuuia Baawobr, New President of SECAM: https://bit.ly/3zi4xok See the B-roll: https://bit.ly/3S8725b The election took place in Accra, Ghana, during the 19th SECAM Plenary Assembly, in which 130 participants, including cardinals and bishops representing more than 600 Catholic bishops from Africa, came from all corners of the continent.

The new president succeeds his Eminence Philippe Cardinal Ouédraogo of Burkina Faso. Another Cardinal, His Eminence Fridolin Besungu Ambongo of the Archdiocese of Kinshasha, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was elected First Vice President, while Monsignor Lucio Andrice Muandula of the Diocese of Xai Xai, in Mozambique, was elected Second Vice President.

The new president of SECAM, His Eminence Richard Kuuia Baawobr, was created a Cardinal on May 29, 2022 by Pope Francis and will be officially installed as a Cardinal on August 27, 2022.

This is the first time since the establishment of SECAM, 53 years ago.

years.

that a Ghanaian has been elected president of SECAM.

SECAM, established in 1969 in Kampala, Uganda during the visit of Pope Paul VI, was born out of the desire of the African Catholic bishops present at the Second Vatican Council to speak with one voice on matters related to the Church in Africa.

The Symposium, based in Accra, consists of eight regional associations: – Association of Episcopal Conferences of Central Africa (ACEAC).

– Association of Episcopal Conferences of the Central African Region (ACERAC).

– Assembly of the Catholic Hierarchy of Egypt (AHCE).

Association of Member Episcopal Conferences of Eastern Africa (AMECEA).

– Episcopal Conferences of the Indian Ocean (CEDOI).

Regional Episcopal Conference of North Africa (CERNA).

– Interregional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA).

– Meeting of the Episcopal Conference of Western Africa (RECOWA/CERAO).

More information on the XIX SECAM Plenary Assembly: https://bit.ly/3yIv8KD Signed: Monsignor Emmanuel A.

Badejo President, Pan-African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS-SECAM)

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