Xai-xai, 11 August, 2022 / 8:55 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic Bishops in Mozambique have lauded the re-election of Bishop Lúcio Andrice Muandula as the second Vice President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM).
In a Vatican News report, the President of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM) said that the appointment of the Local Ordinary of Mozambique’s Xai-Xai Diocese is a “sign of confidence and encouragement for the Church in Mozambique”.
“We feel honored to have one of our Bishops representing us at that level,” Archbishop Inácio Saúre of Nampula has been quoted as saying in the August 8 report, adding that the mandate of Bishop Muandula in the leadership of SECAM “will see a more concrete and active representation of the Church in Mozambique in the Symposium.”
Bishop Muandula was re-elected the second Vice President of SECAM on July 30, the eve of the Eucharistic celebration to mark the conclusion of the 19th Plenary Assembly of the continental symposium held in Ghana’s capital city, Accra.
The Ghanaian Cardinal-designate, Bishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr, was elected SECAM President.