In Africa, the Synod is on!

Final Communiqué
1-6 March 2023 – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


In union with the universal Church, the Church in Africa celebrated the Synodal Continental Assembly in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 1st to 6th of March 2023. This Synodal Continental Assembly was organised by the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) as a continuation of the Two Working Sessions held in Accra, Ghana and Nairobi, Kenya, in December 2022 and January 203, respectively. Continue reading “In Africa, the Synod is on!”

Synod Assembly: spiritual conversation method

By Andrew Kaufa, smm

After welcoming remarks by Fr Rafael Simbine the Secretary General of SECAM, the continental body’s first Vice President, Archbishop Lucio Muandula, led the participants in a prayer and reflection which drew from the story of the encounter between the Ethiopian eunuch and Philip in the book of Acts 8:6-8, 25-40. Continue reading “Synod Assembly: spiritual conversation method”

At the beginning of the new year 2023

by Bp José Luis IMC

(A reflection on Pope Francis 2023 message for peace prepared for our diocesan podcast service)

Livi laba yinyama!

Not sure you are aware, but in the Catholic Church, every year on January 1 which is the feast of Mary Mother of God, we dedicate that very first day of the year to pray for peace.

The Pope issues a message encouraging our prayer and helping us reflect on a special dimension of peace. Continue reading “At the beginning of the new year 2023”