Kinshasa, 21 February, 2023 / 10:09 pm (ACI Africa).
Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo has been confirmed as the President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM).
Cardinal Baawobr had been elected SECAM President on 30 July 2022, the eve of the Eucharistic celebration to mark the conclusion of the 19th Plenary Assembly of SECAM in Ghana’s capital city, Accra.
In a statement signed by the new President of the continental Episcopal Symposium, SECAM Standing Committee members say Cardinal Ambongo, the Archbishop of Kinshasa Aerchdiocese in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has been confirmed in accordance with the provisions of Articles 12 and 13 of Chapter IV of the SECAM By-Laws.
In the statement shared with ACI Africa Monday, February 20, the Standing Committee members also confirm the elevation of Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula, Local Ordinary of Xai-Xai Diocese in Mozambique, from the position of Second Vice-President to that of the First Vice-President