An official of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) has urged Christians on the second largest continent to lead prayers in their respective families as a way of exercising the priestly authority received at their baptism.
Members of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) are calling on delegates attending the ongoing International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Spring meetings “to put in place viable plans for” African nations to recover from COVID-19 challenges.
African Catholic Bishops are among dozens of Church leaders who have signed a "fraternal open letter to our brother bishops in Germany”, making known their “growing concern about” the "Synodal Path" and its “potential for schism”.
A Catholic Nun from Tanzania has challenged women and men Religious in Africa to use the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality to showcase their “active role in the mission of evangelization”.
The President of the National Laity Council (CNL) in Senegal has cautioned the people of God against using the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality as forums for settling scores.
The contribution of the people of God in Africa in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality is “very promising,” a Vatican Cardinal has told participants at a virtual event.
A Catholic youth leader in South Africa has said the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality offers an opportunity for many voices to be heard including those of young people in Africa.
Catholic Bishops in Africa are expected to deliberate on the ownership of their continental forum, the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), during their Plenary Assembly scheduled to begin in July in Ghana’s capital, Accra.
The leadership of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) has, in a collective statement, expressed solidarity with the people of God in Madagascar following the “terrible cyclone Batsirai” that hit the country last month.
Officials of various Catholic entities with presence in Africa are calling for the establishment of “strong and effective mechanisms” that would allow easy access to justice in cases where foreign large-scale land acquisitions (LSLAs) violate the rights of Africans.
Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo of Nigeria’s Oyo Diocese who was appointed a member of the Vatican Dicastery for Communication on December 3 has said that he will seek, in his “own modest way”, to foster a pastoral dynamism that brings the people of God together “through the media of communication”.
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.
Representatives of various Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) and Civil Societies Organizations (CSOs) in Africa have, in a joint statement, decried the “capture of African land and natural resources” by what they have called “private actors” and condemned the “impunity” enjoyed by those involved.
One of the ways in which gender inequality manifests itself in the Church is the unequal care given to Catholic Priests and Religious Sisters, a South African Bishop has said.
The way of being church through membership in Small Christian Communities (SCCs) in Africa portrays a true experience of communion and collaboration, a Catholic Priest has said.
The leadership of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) that brings together Catholic Bishops in Africa have “passionately” appealed to the people of God on the continent to avoid divisions, striving to embrace an inclusive culture that is rooted in Christ.
The people of God in Africa have been invited to interact with the Kampala Document (KD) of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), the 100-page publication that resulted from the discussions Catholic Bishops in Africa had at the conclusion of their year-long Golden Jubilee celebrations (July 2018 to July 2019).
There is a need for new approach to evangelization in Africa, with a focus on “personal conversion”, a Catholic Cleric has told participants at the virtual event organized by the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM).
Members of Our Land is Our Life Alliance, an entity that brings together various African civil society organizations (CSOs) and faith leaders, have decried the exclusion of local populations in the implementation of agricultural policies that affect the continent.
Catholic Bishops in Africa and Europe have, in a joint statement, encouraged the fostering of inter-religious dialogue in their respective continents in line with the message of Pope Francis in his October 2020 Encyclical Letter, Fratelli Tutti.