Ouagadougou, 26 November, 2021 / 9:30 pm (ACI Africa).
The leadership of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) has congratulated the President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) as he marks 25 years since he was ordained a Bishop.
In a letter shared with ACI Africa Friday, November 26, Catholic Bishops in AMECEA say the Jubilee celebration is a period of thanking God for His graces to the Archbishop of Burkina Faso’s Ouagadougou Archdiocese, Phillippe Cardinal Ouédraogo.
“On behalf of the Bishops in AMECEA, I take this opportunity to congratulate you, our brother and patron Cardinal Phillippe Ouedraogo, as you celebrate the silver Jubilee of your Episcopal ordination,” Catholic Church leaders in Eastern African say in the letter signed by AMECEA Chairman, Bishop Charles Kasonde.
Bishop Kasonde adds, “Your Eminence, as you look back to the last 25 years in thanksgiving and gratitude to God, who called you to lead and shepherd his flock, you will agree with me that this Jubilee is also a moment of wonder considering the many challenging circumstances God has taken you through.”
“This Jubilee will always remain special to you for being the first of its kind even during the other Jubilee years to come,” the Local Ordinary of Zambia’s Solwezi Diocese tells Cardinal Ouédraogo on behalf the Catholic Bishops in AMECEA.