African synod assembly: priorities

By Andrew Kaufa smm

The synodal way can be hard but is absolutely necessary. Sometimes difficult conversations arise among brothers and sisters. This was the experience of many when it came to the discernment of priority issues for the Church in Africa. As a matter of fact, the mood in the auditorium of De Leopol Hotel in Addis Ababa could as well be described as tense on Saturday afternoon when delegates reconvened to pass the draft Africa Synod document. Continue reading “African synod assembly: priorities”

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”