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    • The Secretary General of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SCEAM), Rev. Rafael Simbine Junior (left), greeting Pope Francis (right), represented the African continent during a session in Rome from November 28 to 30, 2022
    • Bishops, priests and lay Catholics during the “Continental Synodal Assembly of Africa”, March 1-6, 2023, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (1)
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Preparatory Workshop for the African Delegates to the Second Session of the Synod on Synodality

Towards October 2024: “How can we be a Synodal Church in mission?”

The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) (SECAM.org), in collaboration with the African Synodality Initiative (ASI) is organizing a workshop for the African Delegates to the Second Session of the Synod on Synodality in October 2024. The workshop is scheduled to take place from 23 – 26…

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    • Participants at the SECAM seminar on the theme “Conflicts in Africa in the context of the exploitation of natural and mining resources”, from March 8 to 10, 2024, in Accra, Ghana
    • His Eminence Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo, March 6, 2024, in Accra, Ghana
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The Church of Africa Denounces the Exploitation of Mineral and Natural Resources, Fueling Conflict and suffering

The overarching objective is to ensure that Africa's abundant resources contribute to economic development, benefit the majority of its populace, foster peace, and alleviate poverty

The Symposium of the Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) (www.SECAM.org) convened a pivotal seminar addressing the theme of "Conflicts in Africa in the Context of the Exploitation of Natural and Mining Resources" from March 8th to 10th, 2024, in Accra, Ghana. This significant event brought together approximately forty…

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    • Resolution and Recommendations from the 50th Anniversary of the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS) held at Lumen Christi Retreat and Media Centre, Lagos, Nigeria on 19 – 20 November 2023
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Resolution and Recommendations from the 50th Anniversary of the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS) held at Lumen Christi Retreat and Media Centre, Lagos, Nigeria on 19 – 20 November 2023

To form and capacity-build the CEPACS continental Committee and define its relationship with the regional and national episcopal conferences for the future

1. Preamble We, a total of over eighty (80) participants comprising of Cardinals, Archbishops, Bishops, Priests, Religious, regional officials of communication along with the local and foreign partners of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) (www.SECAM.org), as well as lay communication experts, at the 50th Anniversary…

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African Catholic Bishops Converge in Lagos for Landmark 50th anniversary of the Pan African Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS)

Catholic Bishops across Africa who represent the regions of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) are poised to gather in Lagos from November 18 to 21

Catholic Bishops across Africa who represent the regions of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) (https://www.SECAM.org/) are poised to gather in Lagos for the landmark 50th anniversary of the Pan African Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS) slated for November 18 to 21. CEPACS, the Pan African…

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Nigeria to Host Catholic Communications Assembly for Africa

The event, which is billed to hold between November 18 and 21, 2023, will be attended by the Bishop Chairmen from each region of Africa

Lagos, the commercial centre of Nigeria is set to host Catholic Bishops and communication experts across Africa, as they gather to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS). According to the President of CEPACS, Most Rev. Emmanuel Badejo, Bishop of Oyo Diocese, the…

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The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa, and Madagascar (SECAM) (www.SECAM.org), the association of Catholic Bishops of Africa, Madagascar, and the Islands, has elected His Eminence Richard Kuuia Baawobr of Ghana as its new President. His Eminence Richard Kuuia Baawobr is now the highest-ranking member of the Roman Catholic Church…

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The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa, and Madagascar (SECAM) (www.SECAM.org), the association of Catholic Bishops of Africa, Madagascar, and the Islands, has elected His Eminence Richard Kuuia Baawobr of Ghana as its new President. His Eminence Richard Kuuia Baawobr is now the highest-ranking member of the Roman Catholic Church…

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The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa, and Madagascar (SECAM) (www.SECAM.org), the association of Catholic Bishops of Africa, Madagascar, and the Islands, has elected His Eminence Richard Kuuia Baawobr of Ghana as its new President. His Eminence Richard Kuuia Baawobr is now the highest-ranking member of the Roman Catholic Church…

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    • From L to R: His Eminence Fridolin Besungu Ambongo of the Archdiocese of Kinshasha, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, First Vice-President of SECAM, His Eminence Richard Kuuia Baawobr of Ghana, Président of SECAM, and Most Rev. Lucio Andrice Muandula, from Mozambique, Second Vice President.
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A new Head of the Catholic Church in Africa has been elected

His Eminence Richard Kuuia Baawobr of Ghana has been elected President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) and is now the highest-ranking member of the Roman Catholic Church in Africa

The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa, and Madagascar (SECAM) (www.SECAM.org), the association of Catholic Bishops of Africa, Madagascar, and the Islands, has elected His Eminence Richard Kuuia Baawobr of Ghana as its new President. Download more audios: https://bit.ly/3zmT4Us His Eminence Richard Kuuia Baawobr is now the highest-ranking member of the…