Accra, 31 July, 2022 / 9:20 pm (ACI Africa).
The newly elected officials of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) have called upon members of the eight regional associations to support them realize the mission the continental symposium.
SECAM is a fruit of African Bishops in the course of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). They expressed the wish to have a common forum that would facilitate the bringing together of their respective voices on matters of the Church in Africa, bringing the African vision to the universal Church.
The continental symposium has the mission “to promote the Church’s role as a sign and instrument of salvation and to build the Church as a Family of God in Africa by fostering communion, collaboration and joint action among all the Episcopal Conferences of Africa and the Islands through: Propagation of Faith, Human Development, Ecumenism, Formation, and Consultation.”
Speaking during the Eucharistic celebration to mark the conclusion of the 19th Plenary Assembly of SECAM on Sunday, July 31, the new President of SECAM, Bishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr, thanked Catholic Bishops in Africa for entrusting the new leadership with the mandate to oversee the continental symposium.
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