The Church in Africa on the Synodal Path: Living Synodality in Local Churches
The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) invites you to a Zoom webinar on how synodality can be translated in local contexts. The focus of this synodal process is on how the Holy Spirit is inviting local Churches to journey together. The People of God are being invited to embrace the spirit of dialogue, participation and co-responsibility so as to discern together how God is calling the Church to be in the third millennium. The General Secretariat for Synod of Bishops has urged groups to work together, through mutual listening and consultation of the People of God, in order to achieve the practice of synodality at all levels of the Church with everyone’s participation and contribution.
The discussion will be available in English and French.
Cardinal Mario Grech
is the Secretary-General of the Synod of Bishops and Bishop emeritus of Gozo, Malta. He is a member of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
Cardinal Philippe Ouédraogo Nakellentuba
is the President of SECAM and Metropolitan Archbishop of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. He is a member of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue.
Rev. Terwase Henry Akaabiam
is a diocesan priest from Gboko Diocese of Benue State, Nigeria. He is the Secretary-General of the SECAM Secretariat.
Rev. Anthony Makunde
is a diocesan priest from the Archdiocese of Mbeya, Tanzania. He is the Secretary-General of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA).
is the Youth Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Cape Town, South Africa, and a member of the Vatican International Youth Advisory Body.
Dr. Philippe Abraham Birane Tine
is President of the National Council of the Laity of Senegal.
Sr. Wilhelmina Uhai Tunu, LSOSF
is the Deputy Secretary-General of the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA).