Nairobi, 22 August, 2023 / 6:51 pm (ACI Africa).
The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Phoenix in the U.S. has lauded the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA), describing it as a “very unique program” that is steering growth in various Dioceses in the African region.
Speaking to ACI Africa during his just concluded 12-day tour of Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda, three member countries of AMECEA, Bishop John Patrick Dolan who serves on the subcommittee for Solidarity Fund for the Church in Africa of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) said that the African regional Bishops’ association that is made up of nine countries and two affiliate members mirrors what happens at the Vatican.
“I think AMECEA is a very unique program for Bishops’ conferences here in Eastern Africa. We don't have anything like it in the United States,” Bishop Dolan said during the Sunday, August 20 interview with ACI Africa in Nairobi.
Bishop Dolan who spoke to ACI Africa at St Mary’s Mukuru Parish of Nairobi Archdiocese said that AMECEA is unique in the way in which it tries to work with its various national member Bishops’ Conferences.
“AMECEA tries to focus on similarities in these countries, celebrate best practices and share those best practices so that other Episcopal conferences can grow as well,” the Bishop of Phoenix in Arizona said in reference to the nine countries of the regional Bishops’ Association.