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Bishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr of Wa, who was elected present of SECAM July 30, 2022.

New leader of African bishops conference says ‘greatness is service’

Aug 6, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Bishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr of Wa, who is to be made a cardinal later this month, has been elected head... Read more

A Mass held during the plenary assembly of SECAM marking the organization's golden jubilee in Kampala, Uganda, July 2019.

Cardinal Ouédraogo elected president of African bishops' conference

Jul 29, 2019

During the plenary assembly celebrating its golden jubilee, the leadership organization for bishops' conferences in Africa elected Cardinal Philippe Ouédraogo... Read more

Kenyan bishops prepare to meet with Pope Francis in Nairobi, Nov. 26, 2015.

French Catholic university encourages African bishops in self-reflection

Apr 6, 2019

The Institut Catholique de Paris hosted a conference Tuesday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the leadership organization for Catholic... Read more

Bishops pose with Catholic mass-goers at Ugandan Catholic Martyrs Shrine. Courtesy photo.

Africa’s Catholic leadership group turns 50—and calls for Christian renewal

Jul 20, 2018

The potential for Christian engagement and renewal will be a focus for the 50th anniversary commemoration of the leadership organization... Read more

The delegations from Africa and Germany in the garden of the apostolic nunciature in Antananarivo, Madagascar, May 2018.

German, African bishops affirm continued need to evangelize

Jun 5, 2018

During a meeting last month between representatives of the bishops of Africa and Germany discussing integral human development, both groups... Read more

Bishops of SECAM meet with President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, August 2013.

African bishops aim for observer status at African Union

Feb 27, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The African bishops took the first step on Monday toward having representation at the African Union, with the appointment of... Read more

Rwandan children, October 2013.

Africa is for the young – and Pope Francis knows it

Feb 11, 2015

Pope Francis has encouraged African bishops to focus efforts on young people, suggesting education can help them counter new forms... Read more