June 10, 2020

Joint Statement of the Presidents of COMECE and SECAM, in view of the 6th EU-Africa Summit

Below is the Joint Statement of the Presidents of COMECE and SECAM, H.Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ and H.Em. Card. Philippe Nakellentuba Ouédraogo, in view of […]
May 31, 2020

SECAM Bishops call on AU, International agencies, to Step up Support for vulnerable People in Africa and its Islands

The Bishops of Africa have appealed to the African Union to sensitize member countries to contribute to the creation of a Solidarity Fund, which will be […]
May 28, 2020


THE PAIN STRENGTHENS THE PROMISE; a Reflection on the theme of the 54th World Communications Day By Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo, Bishop of Oyo Diocese and […]
May 27, 2020

Special “Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year from 24th May 2020 – 24th May 2021

On 24 May 2015 Pope Francis signed “Laudato Si’, the encyclical letter that called the world’s attention to the increasingly precarious state of “our common home”. […]
May 25, 2020

CALAR Declaration on Africa Liberation Day

05.25.2020 CALAR Declaration
April 9, 2020

SECAM SG calls on colleague priests to unite with Christ – Holy Thursday

Brothers Today we mark the day of the institution of the Holy Priesthood by Jesus Christ i.e. the birthday of the Catholic Priesthood. Whether in public […]
April 8, 2020


His Eminence Philippe Cardinal OUEDRAOGO, Metropolitan Archbishop of Ouagadougou and President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) has once again called […]
April 8, 2020


The late Archbishop Emeritus Raphael Simon Ndingi Mwana’a Nzeki was laid to rest in a quiet funeral ceremony at the Holy Family Basilica in the Archdiocese […]
April 3, 2020


“While we must regularly wash our hands to avoid the virus, let us not wash our hands of our responsibility for each other, particularly the poor […]
April 3, 2020

Most Rev. Matthew Ishaya Audu installed Archbishop of Jos

The Bishops of Africa and Madagascar have congratulated Most Rev. Matthew Ishaya Audu on his installation as Archbishop of Jos in Nigeria that took place on […]
March 10, 2020

SECAM Statement and Prayer to combat coronavirus (COVID-19)

Kindly click on link below to open pdf document. SECAM Message and prayer on Corona Virus
December 17, 2019

SECAM Welcomes Two Deputy Secretaries General

The SECAM Secretariat has welcomed to its fold two new Deputy Secretaries General to assist the Secretary General in the Commissions of Evangelisation and Justice, Peace […]
December 17, 2019

West African Bishops commit to ending violence in their countries

The Bishops, Priests and Lay delegates of the Bishops’ Conferences of Burkina-Niger, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana have reaffirmed their commitment to work with all people […]
December 17, 2019

SECAM meets stakeholders on how to mitigate plight of migrants

A solidarity meeting has been held in Morocco from 11th to 16th November 2019 as part of attempts by the Church in Africa to mitigate the […]
December 17, 2019

Burkina Faso hosts Divine Mercy Congress

The 4th Africa and Madagascar Congress on Divine Mercy was held from 18th to 20th November 2019 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on the theme: the Divine […]
December 17, 2019

SECAM Engages Regional & National Conferences To Enhance Relationship With AU

In August 2015, the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the African Union (AU) Political Affairs […]
December 17, 2019

Peace Building workshop held in Johannesburg – South Africa

Following the wide range of conflicts and peacebuilding challenges on the African continent, from electoral violence, threats to democratic processes, failing states riven by tribal and […]
December 17, 2019

Presidents of AMECEA Conferences Hold A Post-Vatican Child Safeguarding Summit Meeting

By Pamela Adinda, AMECEA Online News AMECEA Secretariat under the guidance of Pastoral Department Child Safeguarding desk held a two-day consultative meeting on 19-21 November for […]
December 17, 2019

Social media must not replace face-to-face encounters

“Priests must never see social media as a replacement for face-to-face encounters in their pastoral ministry. Social media should rather be an extension of a priest’s […]
December 17, 2019

Stop All Forms Of Violence – African Bishops  

The standing committee of SECAM has condemned xenophobic attacks in parts of the continent calling on Africans and especially Christians, to avoid all forms of violence, […]
December 17, 2019

SECAM congratulates the people of Gabon for 175 years of Catholicism

The President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), His Eminence Philippe Cardinal Ouedraogo, Metropolitan Archbishop of Ouagadougou – Burkina Faso has […]
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