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Fr. Nicholaus Segeja M’hela (right), a member of the Vatican Theological Commission follows a presentation at the theologians colloquium that was organized  by the Jesuit Institute of African and Madagascar (JCAM) and the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA. Credit: JCAM

Member of Theological Commission of Synod Lauds Jesuits in Africa, AMECEA Collaboration

Mar 13, 2022

A member of the Vatican Theological Commission of the Synod has lauded the collaboration between the Jesuit Conference of African and Madagascar (JCAM) AND the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA), in driving conversations about the ongoing Synod on Synodality.

Participants at the theologists colloquium pose for a photo session at the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar's Africama House in Nairobi on Thursday, 10 March 2022. Credit: ACI Africa

African Theologians Advocate for Adoption of African Values in Synod on Synodality

Mar 10, 2022

Participants in the ongoing Synod on Synodality symposium of Theologians that was organized by the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) are suggesting that the Synodal process be anchored in African values.

Archbishop Gervas Nyaisonga of Tanzania's Mbeya Archdiocese. Credit: AMECEA

Archbishop in Tanzania Asks Musicians to Compose Songs to Publicize Planned AMECEA Plenary

Mar 3, 2022

The President of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) is calling upon Catholic artists in the East African nation to compose songs ahead of the Plenary Assembly of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA).

Fr. Paul  Igweta Coordinator   Promoting Integral Human Development Department. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Church in Africa “must” Uphold Dignity of Human Persons amid Conflicts: AMECEA Official

Dec 29, 2021

The church in Africa has a responsibility of promoting human dignity and showing solidarity with people especially in areas experiencing conflicts, an official at the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) has said.

Bishop John Oballa Owaa of Kenya’s Ngong Diocese(R) and Fr. Anthony Makunde, AMECEA Secretary General at the close of the AMECEA workshop for members of the Dicastery for Integral Human Development. Credit: Arnold Neliba

Nine Concerns Catholic Bishops in Eastern Africa Want Addressed to Contain Conflicts

Dec 5, 2021

Catholic Bishops in the Eastern Africa region under the auspices of Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) have underlined insecurity in Ethiopia and South Sudan on the list of nine issues of concern, which they want addressed by African governments.

Fr. Anthony Makunde, Secretary General AMECEA, Credit: courtesy Photo

Look into Future with Hope, Catholic Bishops in Eastern Africa to South Sudan, Ethiopia

Dec 1, 2021

The leadership of Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) has urged the people of God in South Sudan and Ethiopia experiencing conflicts and unrests to “look to the future with hope”.

Phillippe Cardinal Ouédraogo of Burkina Faso's Ouagadougou Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy photo

Catholic Bishops in Eastern Africa Congratulate SECAM President on Episcopal Anniversary

Nov 26, 2021

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.

Archbishop-elect George Desmond Tambala. Credit: Episcopal Conference of Malawi/Fr. Henry Saindi

Installation of Malawian Archbishop-elect Set for Later this Month

Nov 8, 2021

The installation of Archbishop-elect George Desmond Tambala as the Local Ordinary of Malawi’s Lilongwe Archdiocese has been scheduled to take place on the last Saturday of this month, November 27.

Some of the PhD graduates at CUEA. Credit: CUEA

Foster Honesty, Truth to Overcome Life's Challenges: Kenyan Catholic Priest to Graduands

Oct 29, 2021

Graduands at a Kenya-based Catholic University have been encouraged to foster honesty and truthfulness to be able to overcome challenges they might encounter in their lives. 

The Official Logo of the Synod on Synodality. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious in Africa, Youth Share Understanding of Synodality after Launch by Pope Francis

Oct 21, 2021

Synodality is a journey, a “reversed pyramid” and an opportunity to create more engagement among the people of God, young African Catholics and women and men Religious who shared their understanding of the synod which Pope Francis launched October 10 have said.

Pope Francis waves during his Angelus address at the Vatican July 25, 2021./ Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Invokes Intercession of Mary for Ongoing Regional Sisters in Africa Plenary

Aug 25, 2021

Pope Francis has sent his Apostolic blessings for the ongoing 18th Plenary Assembly of the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA).

A poster announcing the July 28 webinar organized by by the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA). Credit: AMECEA

African Laity Encouraged to “be in touch with” Clergy, Religious amid COVID-19 Challenges

Jul 29, 2021

The need for the Laity in Africa to connect with members of the Clergy and women and men Religious at a time when people across the globe are struggling with COVID-19 challenges has been emphasized at a virtual conference organized by the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA).

Polycarp Cardinal Pengo/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Eastern Africa Catholic Bishops Laud Tanzania’s Cardinal for Fostering Pastoral Solidarity

Jun 18, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Eastern Africa have, in a statement, acknowledged with appreciation the role Tanzania’s Polycarp Cardinal Pengo has played in fostering pastoral solidarity in the region ahead of the Church leader’s Priestly Golden Jubilee celebration.

Late Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro (left), Late Bishop Alfred Leonhard Maluma (Center) and Late Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga (Right)

Bishops in Eastern Africa Write to Condole with Ugandans, South Sudanese, Tanzanians

Apr 9, 2021

The leadership of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences for Africa and Madagascar (AMECEA) has, in separate statements, condoled with the people of God in Uganda, South Sudan and Tanzania following the death of Catholic Prelates in their respective countries. 

Bishop Charles Kasonde of Zambia’s Solwezi Diocese / Courtesy Photo

Zambian Bishop Cautions against Appointing Women in Government for “fashion, escape route”

Mar 14, 2021

The Bishop of Zambia’s Solwezi Diocese has urged political parties in the Southern African country to appoint women because they qualify for the positions in leadership and not for their own selfish reasons.

Part of the original preparatory team posed for a group photo at the Apostles of Jesus Centre in Langata. The team is made up of staff from ACWECA and AOSK Secretariats. / Sr. Grace Candiru/ACWECA

Consecrated Women in Eastern-Central Africa to Maintain Theme of Postponed Assembly

Feb 2, 2021

The Plenary Assembly of the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA), which had been slated for last August, is expected to take place in August this year under the same theme, officials involved in organizing the event have told ACI Africa.

Late Bishop Moses Hamungole who succumbed to COVID-19 complications Wednesday, January 13.

Church in Eastern Africa Remembers Late Zambian Bishop for Communication Initiatives

Jan 14, 2021

The Church in Eastern Africa is remembering the late Bishop Moses Hamungole who succumbed to COVID-19 complications Wednesday, January 13 for his social communication initiatives in the region.

Late Archbishop Tarcisius Gervazio Ziyaye of Malawi’s Lilongwe Archdiocese who died Monday, December 14.

Late Malawian Archbishop Eulogized as “humble, respectful, generous, man of prayer”

Dec 14, 2020

The late Archbishop Tarcisius Gervazio Ziyaye who, until his death Monday, December 14 has been the Local Ordinary of Malawi’s Lilongwe Archdiocese, is being eulogized as a humble, respectful, generous, and prayerful church leader. 

Archbishop Tarcisius Gervazio Ziyaye of Malawi’s Lilongwe Archdiocese who died Monday, December 14.

Malawian Archbishop Who Headed Regional Conference, University, Passes On

Dec 14, 2020

Archbishop Tarcisius Gervazio Ziyaye of Malawi’s Lilongwe Archdiocese has passed on at the age of 71.

Late Archbishop James Odongo who died Friday, December 4 at the age of 89.

Church in Eastern Africa Mourns Ugandan Prelate Who Laid Ground for Regional Collaboration

Dec 4, 2020

The Catholic Church in Eastern Africa is mourning the passing on of the first African Chairman of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences of Eastern Africa (AMECEA), Archbishop James Odongo who died Friday, December 4 at the age of 89.