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  •   The Bishops of the IMBISA Interregional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa Region http www IMBISA Africa gathered for their 13th plenary assembly in Windhoek Namibia and the Official Opening Ceremony was held on Saturday 24th September The theme of this assembly is Building Forward Together Reimagining the Church s Engagement with Youth in the IMBISA Region in Light of Pope Francis Exhortation Christus Vivit The ceremony began with the singing of the national anthems of Namibia and that of the African Union AU Archbishop Liborius Ndambukuti Nashenda OMI Bishop of the Diocese of Windhoek in Namibia welcomed all delegates to the plenary He gave a special welcome to the young people who came from our nine countries of the IMBISA region He highlighted how both the country and the Church in Namibia have developed since the last plenary session that was held in 1995 The President of IMBISA Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula Bishop of the Diocese of Xai Xai in Mozambique welcomed newly ordained bishops in the last three years for this fraternity of bishops In his capacity as president of IMBISA he officially declared the plenary open The Apostolic Nuncio to Namibia Archbishop Peter Brian Wells also made his remarks explaining the Holy Father s call to Synodality and extended warm greetings from Pope Francis to all delegates to this XIII Plenary Assembly The Honorable Vice President of Namibia Dr Nangolo Mbumba delivered the opening address He thanked the Catholic Church of this region for the support provided to all countries during the liberation struggles in the region He also gave a special welcome to all delegates from the Republic of Namibia After the Opening Session State Function we had interventions from the USCCB SECAM and the Holy See Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development Dr James Nyawo a Zimbabwean professor currently lecturing in Nairobi Kenya will provide information on the Post Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Christus Vivit over the next two days He highlighted how the Apostolic Exhortation is an invitation from the Holy Father to build forward together The Holy Father s great concern in Christus Vivit is that the Church has been captured by those who make her old Allowing such backsliding makes the Church irrelevant to young people The Church needs to walk together to go very far cf CV 167 Mrs Dorrett Byrd also intervened on behalf of Catholic Relief Services which is doing a great job in our region The day concluded with the celebration of Holy Mass by the Apostolic Nuncio in Namibia Archbishop Peter Brian Wells who in his homily emphasized the theme of availability for service as bishops priests and religious
    The Plenary Assembly of the XIII Interregional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) begins
      The Bishops of the IMBISA Interregional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa Region http www IMBISA Africa gathered for their 13th plenary assembly in Windhoek Namibia and the Official Opening Ceremony was held on Saturday 24th September The theme of this assembly is Building Forward Together Reimagining the Church s Engagement with Youth in the IMBISA Region in Light of Pope Francis Exhortation Christus Vivit The ceremony began with the singing of the national anthems of Namibia and that of the African Union AU Archbishop Liborius Ndambukuti Nashenda OMI Bishop of the Diocese of Windhoek in Namibia welcomed all delegates to the plenary He gave a special welcome to the young people who came from our nine countries of the IMBISA region He highlighted how both the country and the Church in Namibia have developed since the last plenary session that was held in 1995 The President of IMBISA Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula Bishop of the Diocese of Xai Xai in Mozambique welcomed newly ordained bishops in the last three years for this fraternity of bishops In his capacity as president of IMBISA he officially declared the plenary open The Apostolic Nuncio to Namibia Archbishop Peter Brian Wells also made his remarks explaining the Holy Father s call to Synodality and extended warm greetings from Pope Francis to all delegates to this XIII Plenary Assembly The Honorable Vice President of Namibia Dr Nangolo Mbumba delivered the opening address He thanked the Catholic Church of this region for the support provided to all countries during the liberation struggles in the region He also gave a special welcome to all delegates from the Republic of Namibia After the Opening Session State Function we had interventions from the USCCB SECAM and the Holy See Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development Dr James Nyawo a Zimbabwean professor currently lecturing in Nairobi Kenya will provide information on the Post Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Christus Vivit over the next two days He highlighted how the Apostolic Exhortation is an invitation from the Holy Father to build forward together The Holy Father s great concern in Christus Vivit is that the Church has been captured by those who make her old Allowing such backsliding makes the Church irrelevant to young people The Church needs to walk together to go very far cf CV 167 Mrs Dorrett Byrd also intervened on behalf of Catholic Relief Services which is doing a great job in our region The day concluded with the celebration of Holy Mass by the Apostolic Nuncio in Namibia Archbishop Peter Brian Wells who in his homily emphasized the theme of availability for service as bishops priests and religious
    The Plenary Assembly of the XIII Interregional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) begins
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    The Plenary Assembly of the XIII Interregional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) begins

    The Bishops of the IMBISA (Interregional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa) Region (http://www.IMBISA.Africa) gathered for their 13th plenary assembly in Windhoek, Namibia, and the Official Opening Ceremony was held on Saturday , 24th September.

    The theme of this assembly is Building Forward Together: Reimagining the Church's Engagement with Youth in the IMBISA Region in Light of Pope Francis' Exhortation, Christus Vivit.

    The ceremony began with the singing of the national anthems of Namibia and that of the African Union (AU).

    Archbishop Liborius Ndambukuti Nashenda OMI Bishop of the Diocese of Windhoek in Namibia welcomed all delegates to the plenary.

    He gave a special welcome to the young people who came from our nine countries of the IMBISA region.

    He highlighted how both the country and the Church in Namibia have developed since the last plenary session that was held in 1995.

    The President of IMBISA, Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula, Bishop of the Diocese of Xai-Xai in Mozambique, welcomed newly ordained bishops in the last three years for this fraternity of bishops.

    In his capacity as president of IMBISA he officially declared the plenary open.

    The Apostolic Nuncio to Namibia, Archbishop Peter Brian Wells, also made his remarks explaining the Holy Father's call to Synodality and extended warm greetings from Pope Francis to all delegates to this XIII Plenary Assembly.

    The Honorable Vice President of Namibia, Dr. Nangolo Mbumba, delivered the opening address.

    He thanked the Catholic Church of this region for the support provided to all countries during the liberation struggles in the region.

    He also gave a special welcome to all delegates from the Republic of Namibia.

    After the Opening Session (State Function) we had interventions from the USCCB, SECAM and the Holy See Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development.

    Dr. James Nyawo, a Zimbabwean professor currently lecturing in Nairobi, Kenya, will provide information on the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Christus Vivit, over the next two days.

    He highlighted how the Apostolic Exhortation is an invitation from the Holy Father to 'build forward together'.

    The Holy Father's great concern in Christus Vivit is that the 'Church has been captured by those who make her old'.

    Allowing such backsliding makes the Church irrelevant to young people.

    The Church needs to walk together to go very far (cf CV 167).

    Mrs. Dorrett Byrd also intervened on behalf of Catholic Relief Services, which is doing a great job in our region.

    The day concluded with the celebration of Holy Mass by the Apostolic Nuncio in Namibia, Archbishop Peter Brian Wells, who in his homily emphasized the theme of availability for service as bishops, priests and religious.

  •  The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar SECAM has urged African leaders to unite in confronting the security challenges on the continent The SECAM composed of Catholic Bishops from the continent made the call during the 19th Assembly Plenary of the episcopal body held in Accra Ghana A statement issued by Fr Mike Umoh Director Social Communications Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria on Thursday in Abuja said that the Bishops also appealed to the international community for help in addressing the security challenges in Africa They noted that there s a connection between irregular migration to Europe and other parts of the world by African youth and the recurring conflicts in the continent Several regions of our continent are experiencing insecurity due to socio political instability violence poverty weak health structures insurgency Also terrorism exploitation of religion for political purposes and lack of respect for the environment and good governance These situations are causes of anxiety for our people This is why we are sending a message to all people of goodwill to help put an end to them the Bishops said They particularly urged African political leaders to check the migration of the continent s youths to other parts of the world The social and political stakeholders as well as decision makers have a heavy responsibility in the management of our countries We urge them to continue to do their utmost to fight insecurity for our people and Africa We also urge foreign forces to get involved in fighting this insecurity and in building lasting peace and security on the African continent They said it was important to put in place structures and conditions that will discourage conflicts and irregular migration These they said could be achieved through good governance social justice social inclusion employment and fighting insecurity The Bishops appealed to young people seeking to migrate to do so in a manner that is administratively acceptable NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Catholic Bishops urge African countries to unite in tackling insecurity
     The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar SECAM has urged African leaders to unite in confronting the security challenges on the continent The SECAM composed of Catholic Bishops from the continent made the call during the 19th Assembly Plenary of the episcopal body held in Accra Ghana A statement issued by Fr Mike Umoh Director Social Communications Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria on Thursday in Abuja said that the Bishops also appealed to the international community for help in addressing the security challenges in Africa They noted that there s a connection between irregular migration to Europe and other parts of the world by African youth and the recurring conflicts in the continent Several regions of our continent are experiencing insecurity due to socio political instability violence poverty weak health structures insurgency Also terrorism exploitation of religion for political purposes and lack of respect for the environment and good governance These situations are causes of anxiety for our people This is why we are sending a message to all people of goodwill to help put an end to them the Bishops said They particularly urged African political leaders to check the migration of the continent s youths to other parts of the world The social and political stakeholders as well as decision makers have a heavy responsibility in the management of our countries We urge them to continue to do their utmost to fight insecurity for our people and Africa We also urge foreign forces to get involved in fighting this insecurity and in building lasting peace and security on the African continent They said it was important to put in place structures and conditions that will discourage conflicts and irregular migration These they said could be achieved through good governance social justice social inclusion employment and fighting insecurity The Bishops appealed to young people seeking to migrate to do so in a manner that is administratively acceptable NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Catholic Bishops urge African countries to unite in tackling insecurity
    Defence/Security2 months ago

    Catholic Bishops urge African countries to unite in tackling insecurity

    The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), has urged African leaders to unite in confronting the security challenges on the continent.

    The SECAM, composed of Catholic Bishops from the continent, made the call during the 19th Assembly Plenary of the episcopal body held in Accra, Ghana.

    A statement issued by Fr Mike Umoh, Director Social Communications, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria on Thursday in Abuja, said that the Bishops also appealed to the international community for help in addressing the security challenges in Africa.

    They noted that there’s a connection between irregular migration to Europe and other parts of the world by African youth and the recurring conflicts in the continent.

    “Several regions of our continent are experiencing insecurity due to socio-political instability, violence, poverty, weak health structures, insurgency.

    “Also terrorism, exploitation of religion for political purposes, and lack of respect for the environment and good governance.

    “These situations are causes of anxiety for our people.

    This is why we are sending a message to all people of goodwill to help put an end to them,” the Bishops said.

    They particularly urged African political leaders to check the migration of the continent’s youths to other parts of the world.

    “The social and political stakeholders, as well as decision-makers, have a heavy responsibility in the management of our countries.

    “We urge them to continue to do their utmost to fight insecurity for our people and Africa.

    “We also urge foreign forces to get involved in fighting this insecurity and in building lasting peace and security on the African continent.

    ” They said it was important to put in place structures and conditions that will discourage conflicts and irregular migration.

    These, they said, could be achieved through good governance, social justice, social inclusion, employment and fighting insecurity.

    The Bishops appealed to young people seeking to migrate, “to do so in a manner that is administratively acceptable.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The leadership pf the ymposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar SECAM has challenged political leaders to live up to their pledge to end violent conflicts on the continent The News Agency of Nigeria reports that in 2017 the African Union AU Peace and Security Council adopted the roadmap of steps to Silence the Guns by 2020 The call is contained in a statement by the Cardinal Elect and President of SECAM Bishop Richard Baawobr on Wednesday The resolution came at the end of the 19th plenary assembly of SECAM held in Ghana The SECAM also recognised that the loss of life and displacement of thousands of people as well as the challenge of terrorism and extremism in some parts of the continent are serious concerns that require further efforts by African Union AU member states The bishops urged social political stakeholders and decision makers to take the responsibility of the management of countries within the continent We invite all our peoples to be alert to the situations of insecurity and collectively seek solutions to the problem the Church must take an important part in this search This is why the Church must play its prophetic role by firmly clearly denouncing situations of insecurity and their causes We urge leaders and socio political decision makers to put in place the structures and conditions that discourage irregular migration good governance employment opportunities multifaceted security among others We also urge transit and host countries to respect the rights and human dignity of migrants Intending migrants especially young people who seek to exercise the right to migrate should do so in a manner that is administratively acceptable youths shouldn t lose hope but hold on to God through a life of holiness We urge Christian communities to develop an active pastoral care for migration which can be broken down into four steps of actions welcome protect promote and integrate it stated They enjoined the church to hearken to the call of Pope Francis and live a synodal process of reflection on its vocation to promote communion participation and mission We are now entering the continental phase whose assembly will be celebrated in the month of March 2023 we invite all faithful to support this dynamism and make theirs through prayer and lifestyle We urge you in the spirit of synodality to listen to the cry of the poor and earth by caring for the environment fighting against climate change and promoting social justice for the needy and the poor As a family of God in Africa and Madagascar we remain committed to engaging the world of media through the traditional modern and social means of communication and the new discoveries of the digital era We shall intensify the ethical and technical formation of the professionals and practitioners of Church communications while engaging with the philosophies and ideologies that underpin contemporary media institutions practice and expertise inorder to help make them agents of communion reconciliation and peace it stated The clerics further thanked God for helping them pass through the hardships linked to COVID 19 and giving SECAM the intelligence and strength to continue working We express our deep gratitude to Pope Francis for his message of encouragement We are sincerely grateful to the Ghanaians all the members of the SECAM Secretariat and all the bodies that contributed to the success of this 19th SECAM Assembly We express our gratitude to the outgoing executives of SECAM led by His Eminence Philippe Cardinal Ouedraogo We wish the incoming executives led by Bawoobr success in the great mission that the Church has entrusted to them they said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Bishops urge leaders to recommit to initiative on ”silencing the Guns” in Africa
     The leadership pf the ymposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar SECAM has challenged political leaders to live up to their pledge to end violent conflicts on the continent The News Agency of Nigeria reports that in 2017 the African Union AU Peace and Security Council adopted the roadmap of steps to Silence the Guns by 2020 The call is contained in a statement by the Cardinal Elect and President of SECAM Bishop Richard Baawobr on Wednesday The resolution came at the end of the 19th plenary assembly of SECAM held in Ghana The SECAM also recognised that the loss of life and displacement of thousands of people as well as the challenge of terrorism and extremism in some parts of the continent are serious concerns that require further efforts by African Union AU member states The bishops urged social political stakeholders and decision makers to take the responsibility of the management of countries within the continent We invite all our peoples to be alert to the situations of insecurity and collectively seek solutions to the problem the Church must take an important part in this search This is why the Church must play its prophetic role by firmly clearly denouncing situations of insecurity and their causes We urge leaders and socio political decision makers to put in place the structures and conditions that discourage irregular migration good governance employment opportunities multifaceted security among others We also urge transit and host countries to respect the rights and human dignity of migrants Intending migrants especially young people who seek to exercise the right to migrate should do so in a manner that is administratively acceptable youths shouldn t lose hope but hold on to God through a life of holiness We urge Christian communities to develop an active pastoral care for migration which can be broken down into four steps of actions welcome protect promote and integrate it stated They enjoined the church to hearken to the call of Pope Francis and live a synodal process of reflection on its vocation to promote communion participation and mission We are now entering the continental phase whose assembly will be celebrated in the month of March 2023 we invite all faithful to support this dynamism and make theirs through prayer and lifestyle We urge you in the spirit of synodality to listen to the cry of the poor and earth by caring for the environment fighting against climate change and promoting social justice for the needy and the poor As a family of God in Africa and Madagascar we remain committed to engaging the world of media through the traditional modern and social means of communication and the new discoveries of the digital era We shall intensify the ethical and technical formation of the professionals and practitioners of Church communications while engaging with the philosophies and ideologies that underpin contemporary media institutions practice and expertise inorder to help make them agents of communion reconciliation and peace it stated The clerics further thanked God for helping them pass through the hardships linked to COVID 19 and giving SECAM the intelligence and strength to continue working We express our deep gratitude to Pope Francis for his message of encouragement We are sincerely grateful to the Ghanaians all the members of the SECAM Secretariat and all the bodies that contributed to the success of this 19th SECAM Assembly We express our gratitude to the outgoing executives of SECAM led by His Eminence Philippe Cardinal Ouedraogo We wish the incoming executives led by Bawoobr success in the great mission that the Church has entrusted to them they said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Bishops urge leaders to recommit to initiative on ”silencing the Guns” in Africa
    General news2 months ago

    Bishops urge leaders to recommit to initiative on ”silencing the Guns” in Africa

    The leadership pf the ymposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) has challenged political leaders  to live up to their pledge to end violent conflicts on the continent .

    The News  Agency of Nigeria reports that in 2017, the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council adopted the roadmap of steps to ”Silence the Guns” by 2020. The call is contained in a statement by the Cardinal Elect and President of SECAM, Bishop Richard Baawobr on Wednesday.

    The resolution came at the end of the 19th plenary assembly of SECAM held in Ghana.

    The SECAM also recognised that the loss of life and displacement of thousands of people, as well as the challenge of terrorism and extremism in some parts of the continent, are serious concerns that require further efforts by African Union (AU) member states.

    The bishops urged social, political stakeholders and decision-makers to take the responsibility of the management of countries within the continent.

    “We invite all our peoples to be alert to the situations of insecurity and collectively seek solutions to the problem, the Church must take an important part in this search.

    “This is why the Church must play its prophetic role, by firmly, clearly denouncing situations of insecurity and their causes.

    “We urge leaders and socio-political decision-makers to put in place the structures and conditions that discourage irregular migration: good governance, employment opportunities, multifaceted security, among others.

    “We also urge transit and host countries to respect the rights and human dignity of migrants.

    “Intending migrants, especially young people, who seek to exercise the right to migrate, should do so in a manner that is administratively acceptable, youths shouldn’t lose hope but hold on to God through a life of holiness.

    “We urge Christian communities to develop an active pastoral care for migration which can be broken down into four steps of actions: welcome, protect, promote and integrate,” it stated.

    They enjoined the church to hearken to the call of Pope Francis and live a synodal process of reflection on its vocation to promote communion, participation and mission.

    “We are now entering the continental phase whose assembly will be celebrated in the month of March 2023, we invite all faithful to support this dynamism and make theirs through prayer and lifestyle.

    “We urge you in the spirit of synodality, to listen to the cry of the poor and earth by caring for the environment, fighting against climate change and promoting social justice for the needy and the poor.

    “As a family of God in Africa and Madagascar, we remain committed to engaging the world of media through the traditional, modern and social means of communication and the new discoveries of the digital era.

    “We shall intensify the ethical and technical formation of the professionals and practitioners of Church communications while engaging with the philosophies and ideologies that underpin contemporary media institutions, practice and expertise inorder to help make them agents of communion, reconciliation and peace,” it stated.

    The clerics further thanked God for helping them pass through the hardships linked to COVID-19 and giving SECAM the intelligence and strength to continue working.

    “We express our deep gratitude to Pope Francis, for his message of encouragement.

    “We are sincerely grateful to the Ghanaians, all the members of the SECAM Secretariat, and all the bodies that contributed to the success of this 19th SECAM Assembly.

    “We express our gratitude to the outgoing executives of SECAM led by His Eminence Philippe Cardinal Ouedraogo.

    “We wish the incoming executives led by Bawoobr success in the great mission that the Church has entrusted to them,” they said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   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 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 with His Eminence Richard Kuuia Baawobr new president of SECAM https bit ly 3zJDFPd See the B roll https bit ly 3BLFay7
    Radio press release (Soundbite): A new leader of the Catholic Church in Africa has been elected
      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 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 with His Eminence Richard Kuuia Baawobr new president of SECAM https bit ly 3zJDFPd See the B roll https bit ly 3BLFay7
    Radio press release (Soundbite): A new leader of the Catholic Church in Africa has been elected
    Africa2 months ago

    Radio press release (Soundbite): A new leader of the Catholic Church in Africa has been elected

    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.

    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 with His Eminence Richard Kuuia Baawobr, new president of SECAM: https://bit.ly/3zJDFPd See the B-roll: https://bit.ly/3BLFay7

  •   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 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 Access the B roll and the information sheet https bit ly 3zp1BWG
    B-roll video release: A new leader of the Catholic Church in Africa has been elected
      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 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 Access the B roll and the information sheet https bit ly 3zp1BWG
    B-roll video release: A new leader of the Catholic Church in Africa has been elected
    Africa2 months ago

    B-roll video release: A new leader of the Catholic Church in Africa has been elected

    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.

    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 Access the B-roll and the information sheet : https://bit.ly/3zp1BWG.

  •   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 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 with His Eminence Richard Kuuia Baawobr new president of SECAM https bit ly 3zi4xok See the B roll https bit ly 3S8725b
    Photographic press release: A new leader of the Catholic Church in Africa has been elected
      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 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 with His Eminence Richard Kuuia Baawobr new president of SECAM https bit ly 3zi4xok See the B roll https bit ly 3S8725b
    Photographic press release: A new leader of the Catholic Church in Africa has been elected
    Africa2 months ago

    Photographic press release: A new leader of the Catholic Church in Africa has been elected

    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.

    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 with His Eminence Richard Kuuia Baawobr, new president of SECAM: https://bit.ly/3zi4xok See the B-roll: https://bit.ly/3S8725b

  •   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
      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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    Elected new Head of the Catholic Church in Africa

    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 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)

  •   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 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_GHANA See one of the B roll https bit ly 3PJue87 Interview with Bishop Emmanuel Badejo English https bit ly 3vne5Nt Interview with Cardinal Ou draogo President of SECAM French https bit ly 3bfPPWF Interview with Bishop Lucio Andrice Portuguese https bit ly 3bddjvx On 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 Ou draogo 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 19th SECAM Plenary Assembly https bit ly 3yIv8KD Access the B roll and the technical sheet https bit ly 3J7u8EX
    B-roll video release: New leader of the Catholic Church in Africa to be elected on Saturday
      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 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_GHANA See one of the B roll https bit ly 3PJue87 Interview with Bishop Emmanuel Badejo English https bit ly 3vne5Nt Interview with Cardinal Ou draogo President of SECAM French https bit ly 3bfPPWF Interview with Bishop Lucio Andrice Portuguese https bit ly 3bddjvx On 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 Ou draogo 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 19th SECAM Plenary Assembly https bit ly 3yIv8KD Access the B roll and the technical sheet https bit ly 3J7u8EX
    B-roll video release: New leader of the Catholic Church in Africa to be elected on Saturday
    Africa2 months ago

    B-roll video release: New leader of the Catholic Church in Africa to be elected on Saturday

    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.

    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_GHANA See one of the B-roll: https://bit.ly/3PJue87 Interview with Bishop Emmanuel Badejo (English): https://bit.ly/3vne5Nt Interview with Cardinal Ouédraogo, President of SECAM (French): https:// bit.ly/3bfPPWF Interview with Bishop Lucio Andrice (Portuguese): https://bit.ly/3bddjvx On 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 19th SECAM Plenary Assembly: https://bit.ly/3yIv8KD Access the B-roll and the technical sheet: https://bit.ly/3J7u8EX

  •   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 Bishop Emmanuel Badejo Interview English https bit ly 3zez9H4 B roll video photos sound clips and interviews in English French and Portuguese are available to the media free of charge and can be use without restriction and without asking for authorization https bit ly SECAM_GHANA On 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 Ou draogo 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
    Radio Press Release (Soundbite): The new leader of the Catholic Church in Africa will be elected on Saturday: Interview with Bishop Emmanuel Badejo (Nigeria)
      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 Bishop Emmanuel Badejo Interview English https bit ly 3zez9H4 B roll video photos sound clips and interviews in English French and Portuguese are available to the media free of charge and can be use without restriction and without asking for authorization https bit ly SECAM_GHANA On 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 Ou draogo 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
    Radio Press Release (Soundbite): The new leader of the Catholic Church in Africa will be elected on Saturday: Interview with Bishop Emmanuel Badejo (Nigeria)
    Africa2 months ago

    Radio Press Release (Soundbite): The new leader of the Catholic Church in Africa will be elected on Saturday: Interview with Bishop Emmanuel Badejo (Nigeria)

    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.

    Bishop Emmanuel Badejo Interview (English): https://bit.ly/3zez9H4 B-roll video, photos, sound clips, and interviews in English, French, and Portuguese are available to the media free of charge and can be use without restriction and without asking.

    for authorization: https://bit.ly/SECAM_GHANA On 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

  •   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 Ou draogo 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
    New leader of the Catholic Church in Africa will be elected on Saturday
      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 Ou draogo 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
    New leader of the Catholic Church in Africa will be elected on Saturday
    Africa2 months ago

    New leader of the Catholic Church in Africa will be elected on Saturday

    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