MEETING OF GENERAL SECRETARIES OF NATIONAL AND REGIONAL EPISCOPAL CONFERENCES

MEETING OF GENERAL SECRETARIES OF NATIONAL AND REGIONAL EPISCOPAL CONFERENCES

Johannesburg, South Africa, 10 March 2014
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PROGRAMME

Monday, March 10, 2014

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ARRIVAL / HOME LOGISTICS AND ARRANGEMENTS

19:30 Dinner

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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7:00: Mass

7:45: Breakfast

9:00: Opening Ceremony

Chaired by Mgr. Stephen Brislin, Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa and President of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Southern Africa (SACBC)

Welcome Address and Opening Prayer: Mgr. Stephen Brislin, Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa and President of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Southern Africa (SACBC)

Greetings from SECAM Secretariat: Rev. Father. KOMAKOMA Joseph, Secretary General of SECAM

Message Support General Secretaries of the Continental Conferences:

  • The Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE)
  • The Episcopal Conference of Latin America (CELAM)
  • The Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC)

Message from Mgr. Mario Roberto Cassari, Apostolic Nuncio in South Africa

Opening Speech: Mgr. Sithembele SIPUKA, Bishop of Mthatha, South Africa and Representative of the Permanent Committee of SECAM
Opening Message by the Representative of the Government of South Africa

 

Group Photo

10:00: Coffee Break
10:30: Introductory Session: Contextualizing the Annual Meeting of the Secretaries General of the Programme Officer of SECAM
11:00: Session 1: Preparations for the celebration of the Year of Reconciliation 2015
Chaired by Rev. Sr. Hermenegild MAKORO CPS, General Secretary of the Bishops of Southern Africa Catholic Conference (SACBC)
Inaugural Conference: Mr. Hippolyt PUL, Regional Coordinator of the Working Group on Africa CRS Justice and Peacebuilding: Analysis situationelle major conflicts in Africa and the role of regional and continental organizations in the reconciliation process.
Answer: Rev. Pe. Sean O’Leary, Director of Denis Hurley Peace Institute: situationelle Analysis of the main conflicts in Africa and the response of the local church: the role of Secretaries General in the reconciliation process and in the light of the implementation of the Post-synodal Apostolic Exhortations: Ecclessia in Africa AFRICAE Munus and SECAM Pastoral Letter: “Governance, Common Good and Democratic Transitions in Africa”

Questions and Answers

12:30: Lunch Break

14:30 Session 2: Progress Report of the Secretaries General of National and Regional Episcopal Conferences on issues of Reconciliation, Justice and Peace since the last Plenary Assembly of SECAM (Please focus on the key issues, best practices / successes, challenges and lessons learned)

Chaired by Rev. Father Lambert Niciteretse, Secretary General of the Episcopal Conference of Burundi

  • 14:30-14:50: Region ACERAC by Rev. . Pe. Mesmin Prosper MASSENGO
  • 14:50-15:10: Region IMBISA by Rev. Pe. Richard Menatsi
  • 15:10-15:30: Region ACEAC by Rev. Pe. Eduard Mombili THUMAHI
  • 15:30-15:50: Region HAEC by Rev. Pe. Dr Hahi Bakhoum KIROULOS

4:00 p.m.: Coffee Break

4:30 p.m.: activities of Secretaries General of National and Regional Episcopal Conferences on issues of Reconciliation, Justice and Peace Report since the last Plenary Assembly of SECAM (Please focus on the key issues, best practices / successes , challenges and lessons learned)

  • 4:30 p.m.-16: 50 Region CEDOI-MADAGASCAR by Rev. Pe. Vincent RABEMAHAFALY
  • 4:50 p.m. to 5:10 p.m. Region RECOWA – CERAO by Rev.. Pe. Octavius ​​Y. MOO
  • 5:10 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Region AMECEA by Rev.. Pe. Ferdinand LUGONZO
  • 5:30 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. Region CERNA by Rev.. Pe. Daniel NOURRISAT

Comments, Questions and Answers

6:00 p.m.: Meditation Personal

19:30 Dinner

21:00 Informal Sharing

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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7:00: Mass

7:45: Breakfast

8:30: Session 3: Implementation of the Strategic Plan 2013-2016 of SECAM Secretariat

Chaired by Rev. Pe. Frédéric CHIROMBA, Secretary General of the Episcopal Conference of Zimbabwe (ZCBC)

Speaker: Rev. Pe. KOMAKOMA Joseph, Secretary General of SECAM and heads of various committees of SECAM: Strategic Plan 2013-2016 of SECAM Secretariat: A call for a new vision.

Comments, Questions and Answers

10:00: Coffee Break

10:30: Speaker: Mr. Dave Duarte, CEO of Ogilvy Digital Marketing Academy: The role of the modern means of social communications in raising the profile of SECAM and reconciliation processes in Africa

12:30: Lunch Break

14:30: Session 4: How to raise the profile of SECAM and make it more effective and proactive

Chaired by Rev. Pe. Christmas Seyoum Franso, Deputy Secretary General of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Ethiopia (CBE)

Speaker: Rev. Pe. Mesmin Prosper MASSENGO, Secretary General of the Regional ACEAC: Understanding the Revised Statutes and regulations of SECAM. The best way to implement them in achieving reconciliation activities in the Church.

Speaker: Rev. Pe. Peter John Pearson, Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO) South Africa: Initiative CPLO and its contribution to the promotion of good governance, the Common Good and Democratic Transitions in Africa.

Comments, Questions and Answers
4:00 p.m.: Coffee Break
4:30 p.m.: Working Group: Development of strategies and priority actions for the celebration of the Year of Reconciliation 2015 Regional and Continental levels in accordance with the results of the last Plenary Assembly of SECAM

Chaired by Rev. Pe. Leonard Santedi, Secretary General of the National Episcopal Conference of the Democratic Republic of Congo (CENCO)
6:00 p.m.: Personal Meditation

19:30 Dinner

21:00 Informal sharing:

Thursday, March 13, 2014

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07:45: Breakfast
8:30: Session 5: Perspectives
Chaired by Rev. Pe. Hani Bakhoum KIROULOS, Secretary General of the Assembly of the Catholic Hierarchy of Egypt (HAEC)

8:30: Plenary Presentation of Reports Work Groups
9:30: Speaker: Rev. Pe. Nicholas Afriye, Secretary General of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Ghana (GCBC): A Contribution to strategies for resource mobilization and empowerment of SECAM

10:00: Coffee Break

10:30: Presentation of the Draft Communiqué Statement / Reconciliation by Msg. Sebastian MONGO BEHON, Secretary General of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC)

11:00: Questions for Internal Secretaries

12:30: Lunch Break

2:00 p.m.: Release and Tour

18:00: Mass with the Local Community SOWETO

19:30 Closing Dinner

Friday, March 14, 2014

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Breakfast and Departure of Participants

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