The Symposium of the Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) (www.SECAM.org), the association of Catholic bishops of Africa, Madagascar and the Islands, will hold its 19th Plenary Assembly from July 25, 2022 to November 1.
August 2022 in Accra, Ghana.
The Plenary Assembly of the Symposium is held every three years.
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/3zyYnS0 Saturday, July 30, SECAM will elect its new President.
The President of SECAM is the highest ranking official of the Roman Catholic Church in Africa.
The outgoing President of SECAM is His Eminence Cardinal Philippe Ouédraogo, from Burkina Faso. 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 about the XIX SECAM Plenary Assembly: https://bit.ly/3yIv8KD