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June 3, 2019

Caritas Africa adopts Action Plan

Caritas Africa has ended its 9th Regional Conference aimed at strengthening its commitment to the fight against poverty and the promotion of good governance.  The Conference […]
June 3, 2019


The President of SECAM and Archbishop of Lubango, Angola, Most Rev. Gabriel Mbilingi has invited Bishops of the Regional Episcopal Conferences of West Africa (RECOWA-CERAO) to […]
June 3, 2019

JPDC Governance Working Group meets in Accra

The Governance Working Group of the Justice, Peace and Development Commission (JPDC) of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) met in Accra […]
June 3, 2019

Throwing away food is like throwing away people – Pope

Pope Francis has condemned food waste, saying throwing away food is like throwing away people. He said “it is scandalous today not to notice how precious […]
June 3, 2019

Pope encourages missionaries in Africa

Pope Francis has applauded African-based missionaries for their efforts to show compassion to the continent’s most vulnerable. The Pope said this when he received members of […]
June 3, 2019

SECAM’s Environmental toolkit in the offing

The Justice, Peace and Development Commission (JPDC) of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) is in the process of developing a new […]
June 3, 2019

Religions for Peace Holds Consultation Meeting in Kampala

The African Council of Religious Leaders (ACRL) also known as Religions for Peace (RfP) held its Regional Consultation and Validation Meeting in Kampala-Uganda from 6-8 May […]
June 3, 2019

Paris Catholic Institute celebrates SECAM @ 50

The Faculty of Theology and Religious Sciences of the Catholic Institute of Paris (ICP) organized a special meeting to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Symposium […]
April 12, 2019


Date Name Designation Country Activity 3rd April 2019 Gabriel Jules Joseph Piroird, Ist. del Prado †  Bishop Emeritus of Constantine (-Hippone) Algeria Died 25th April 2019 […]
April 12, 2019

Secretary General’s Note

The SECAM Secretariat warmly wishes all readers and visitors to the SECAM Website, a very Happy Easter. We urge you to continue your interest in reading […]
April 11, 2019

Evangelisation is a Duty of all Baptised – Archbishop of Accra

The Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie, has called on all baptized to be part of the responsibility of evangelisation. He said this […]
April 11, 2019

SECAM finalises its Programme outline for Golden Jubilee Climax

 During the first of its biannual statutory meetings, the Standing Committee, met with the Theological Committee and the Secretaries General of SECAM in Libreville, Gabon from […]
April 11, 2019

SECAM-JPDC Holds Congress to Reflect on Creation and Social Justice

The Justice, Peace and Development Commission (JPDC) of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) has held a Congress in Cairo, Egypt from […]
April 11, 2019
Courtesy Vatican News

Receive, Protect and Integrate Migrants – Pope Francis

Pope Francis has visited Morocco, a predominantly Muslim state on 30th and 31st March 2019 calling on States to receive, protect and integrate migrants; “I was […]
March 21, 2019


EPISCOPAL EVENTS FOR MARCH 2019 Date Name Designation Country Activity 1 March 2019 John Bonaventure Kwofie, C.S.Sp. Archbishop of Accra Ghana Installed 2 March 2019 Théophile […]
March 18, 2019

SECAM Mourns Victims of Ethiopian Plane Crash

The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) has joined the rest of the world in mourning those who perished in the tragic plane […]
March 18, 2019

SECAM Welcomes Archbishop Kwofie of Accra

Most Rev. John Bonaventure KWOFIE, CSSp, on 1st March 2019 took Canonical Possession of the Accra Archdiocese in a beautiful and well attended ceremony blessed with […]
March 18, 2019

Pope Visits Morocco To Coincide With SECAM Jubilee On Migrants

The Vatican Press has confirmed Pope Francis’ visit to Morocco from 30th -31st March 2019. During his two-day visit he will engage in interreligious dialogue and […]
March 18, 2019

Migrants and Refugees Deserve Our Welcome – Most Rev. Tlhagale

 Christians are encouraged, not to see “the migrant, the other unknown person as a threat, a rival, a competitor” but as a blessing in disguise; “as […]
March 18, 2019

Archbishop Kaigama appointed coadjutor for Archdiocese of Abuja

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama, 60, has been appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Abuja in the Federal Republic of Nigeria to succeed Cardinal John Onaiyekan who has turned […]
March 18, 2019

Workshop Held on Teaching Catholic Social Teachings

The Evangelization Commission of SECAM has held a workshop on the relevance of teaching the social teachings of the Church in African institutions of learning through […]
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