Kampala, Uganda, Jul 29, 2019 / 12:01 pm
During the plenary assembly celebrating its golden jubilee, the leadership organization for bishops' conferences in Africa elected Cardinal Philippe Ouédraogo of Ouagadougou as its president.
The July 19-29 plenary assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar was held in Kampala and was devoted to the theme "That they may know Christ and have life in abundance."
In its closing message, given July 28, SECAM called its golden jubilee "a time of thanksgiving" and of communion.
The symposium said the jubilee is "a commitment to the service of reconciliation, justice and peace which promotes communion and pastoral solidarity which enables us to stand together against: ideological colonization, land grabbing, political and democratic destabilization, human trafficking, terrorism and arms trafficking, etc."