Nairobi, 25 January, 2023 / 9:58 pm (ACI Africa).
The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa & Madagascar (SECAM) has identified groups that will be representing the entire Church on the continent in the Plenary Assembly that has been scheduled to take place during the first week of March in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Addressing members of the press at the end of the initiative’s three-day working session that started on January 23, the Secretary General of SECAM who was moderating the session said that selection of participants in the Assembly was one of the main objectives of the session that was held in Nairobi, Kenya.
Participants at the session sought reassurance that delegates to the African Continental Synodal Assembly would be as representative as possible, Fr. Rafael Simbine Junior said during the Tuesday, January 25 media briefing.
“Participants wanted to be sure that the delegates to the African Continental Synodal Assembly represent all of Africa, the Islands and all the African realities,” the Mozambican Catholic Priest said, and added, “The desire for the representation of all was satisfied.”
About 200 persons are expected to participate in the Plenary Assembly, including 108 lay people.