Catholic Bishops in Africa and Madagascar have expressed their gratitude to Pope Francis for visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan despite his poor health.
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.
The Director of the Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) has said that the people of God in the region have welcomed the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality that is at the consultation phase at the level of the continent as “a gift from God”.
Members of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) have paid glowing tribute to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI who passed on in Rome on December 31, eulogizing him as a Catholic Church leader who served with “great self-sacrifice”.
The funeral of the late Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr who served as the Local Ordinary of the Catholic Diocese of Wa in Ghana until his death on November 27 has been planned for next month after his body will have been flown from Rome.
Members of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) have paid glowing tribute to Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr who passed on in Rome on November 27.
Pope Francis has eulogized the late Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr who died on Sunday, November 27 as a “faithful witness to the gospel”.
The desire of Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr, who served as President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) before his death on Sunday, November 27, was to fire up the work of the common forum of Catholic Bishops on the continent, the Bishop of Oyo Diocese in Nigeria has said.
Members of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) have joined other faith-based and civil society actors in demanding that world “decision makers” act fast to address the climate change crisis, which they say is a “striking example of structural sin.”
Catholic Bishops in Mozambique have lauded the re-election of Bishop Lúcio Andrice Muandula as the second Vice President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM).
The Catholic Archbishop at South Africa’s Pretoria Archdiocese has urged pastoral agents in his Metropolitan See to stop working in silos, and instead operate in “a coordinated manner” to optimally reach out to the needy.
Delegates of the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) that officially started Tuesday, July 26 have been urged to seek to renew their commitment to the “mission of evangelization” in Africa.
The representative of the Holy Father in Ghana has told delegates participating in the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) that security and migration remain “great” challenges that require “the entire Church of Africa” to address.
The Catholic Church in Africa is a leading provider of quality social services and is at the center of key development initiatives. Unfortunately, very little is known about the important role of the Catholic Church in society, the founder of the APO Group, a leading Pan-African communications agency has said.
Catholic communicators in Africa have a duty to resist the influence of the contemporary propaganda networks that deliberately spread false information, the President of the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS) has said.
Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is expected to address Catholic Bishops in Africa as “guest of honor” during the planned Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), scheduled from July 25 to August 1 in Accra, Ghana’s capital city.
Catholic Bishops in Africa are calling for the incorporation of indigenous people in discussions on biodiversity and climate.
Officials of the Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) have specified challenges in Africa they request that Pope Francis highlights during his July 2-7 two-African-nation trip scheduled to begin in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and conclude in South Sudan.
Catholic Bishops in Africa have, in a message ahead the Solemnity of Pentecost, urged governments and humanitarian organizations to take necessary measures to ensure that “no one dies from lack of basic food.”
There is need for responsible parenthood in Africa, the Director of the Catholic Biblical Centre for Africa and Madagascar (BICAM) has said, bemoaning the fact that some parents “have abandoned their responsibilities”.