Accra, 29 July, 2021 / 9:11 pm (ACI Africa).
The leadership of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) that brings together Catholic Bishops in Africa have “passionately” appealed to the people of God on the continent to avoid divisions, striving to embrace an inclusive culture that is rooted in Christ.
In a goodwill message to the People of God on the occasion of the July 29 and August 1 celebration of 2021 SECAM Day, the leadership of SECAM says, “SECAM Day reminds us of our oneness with God and with each other in Jesus Christ, which transcends all our differences and puts them in the proper perspective.”
“We therefore, passionately appeal to all the peoples of Africa and the Islands to eschew anything that divides us, and imbibe everything that puts God first in our lives, and nurtures true brotherhood and sisterhood (see FT nos. 274 281) throughout the continent and the Islands,” SECAM leadership says on behalf of the Catholic Bishops in Africa.
In the message shared with ACI Africa on the eve of the Thursday, July 29 event, the Catholic Church leaders call for “an inclusive culture and worldview rooted in Christ, where there is neither Jew nor Greek, master nor slave.”
In this regard, SECAM members “remind all brother Bishops in Africa, Madagascar, the Islands and beyond that SECAM is an Episcopal Association and so our collective property.”