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Sr. Mary Nzilani during her presentation on the second day of the biannual Pan African Congress on Theology in Nairobi. Credit: ACI Africa

Use “theological, biblical insights” to Address Women Challenges: Catholic Nun in Kenya

Jul 21, 2022

The challenges women face, including those triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic such as gender-based violence and cultural negativities, can be addressed using theological and biblical approaches, a Catholic Nun in Kenya has said.

Catholic Bishops in Eastern Africa at the closing Mass of the 20th Plenary Assembly o AMECEA in Tanzania. Credit: ACI Africa

Eastern Africa Catholic Bishops Conclude Plenary with Call for New Environment Strategies

Jul 17, 2022

Catholic Bishops of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) have concluded their 20th Plenary Assembly of in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with a call for tactical changes in addressing the challenges of climate change in the region in line with Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si’.

Mr. Herbert Makinda, the lead researcher in the AMECEA study that sought to find out the levels of awareness of Laudato Si' in the region.
Credit: ACI Africa

Concern as Some Catholic Clergy, Religious in Eastern Africa Not Aware of Laudato Si’

Jul 14, 2022

While a majority of Clergy and Religious in the region of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) are aware of Pope Francis’s Encyclical letter Laudato Si’, some having fully internalized it, and actively implementing it, a good number of Clergy and women and men Religious in the region have said they are not aware that the seven-year-old document exists.

Ambassador Donald John Wright addressing delegates of the 20th AMECEA Plenary Assembly in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 11 July 2022. Credit: ACI Africa

Conserving Environment “not a choice, a necessity”: U.S. Diplomat in Tanzania to AMECEA

Jul 14, 2022

The responsibility of conserving the environment “is not a choice but a necessity to future generations”, the U.S. ambassador to Tanzania has told delegates of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA).

AMECEA Bishops at Opening Mass. Credit: ACI Africa

Shun “cosmetic solutions” to Climate Change: Vatican Cardinal to Bishops in Eastern Africa

Jul 10, 2022

A Pro-Prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization has urged delegates of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) who are meeting to reflect on the care for the environment in the region to interrogate causes of climate change instead of dwelling on the effects of environmental degradation.

A poster announcing the 20th Plenary Assembly of AMECEA to be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from July 9 to 18. Credit: AMECEA

Bishops in Eastern Africa to Measure Laudato Si’ Gains, Chart Four-Year Environmental Plan

Jul 8, 2022

Delegates of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) are set to reflect on the gains that have been made in the region on the care for the environment during the association’s 20th Plenary Assembly to be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from July 9 to 18.

Pietro Cardinal Parolin in Kiev, Ukraine, in 2017. | Shutterstock.

Vatican State Secretary’s South Sudan Trip “doesn’t replace” Pope Francis’ Visit: Bishop

Jul 5, 2022

The visit of the Vatican Secretary of State to South Sudan on the day Pope Francis was previously scheduled to arrive in the East-Central African nation “doesn’t replace” the visit of the Holy Father to the country, a Catholic Bishop in the country has said.

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.