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H.E. Berhaneyesus D. Cardinal Souraphiel Chairman AMECEA
H.E. Berhaneyesus D. Cardinal Souraphiel  Chairman AMECEA

AMECEA is an acronym for Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa. It is a Catholic service organization for the National Episcopal Conferences of the eight countries of Eastern Africa, namely Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Djibouti and Somalia are affiliate members.The authority over all AMECEA’s activities rests with the Plenary Assembly of all the Bishops of the AMECEA countries. Between the Plenary Assemblies, the Executive Board takes the necessary decisions, according to the AMECEA priorities.The day to day decisions are taken on behalf of the Chairman by the Secretary General who also coordinates the AMECEA departments and institutions.

THE BEGINNING OF AMECEA

Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Lugonzo Secretary General
Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Lugonzo
Secretary General

AMECEA (then ITEBEA) was the brainchild of the Catholic Bishops of Tanganyika (today’s Tanzania). In 1960 they proposed, through the then Apostolic Delegation (today’s Nunciature) in Nairobi, that there be collaboration among Catholic Bishops in the region. That time the following countries were under the Nairobi Apostolic Delegation namely Kenya, Nyasaland (today’s Malawi), Uganda, Sudan, Tanganyika and Northern Rhodesia (today’s Zambia). When these other Bishops’ Conferences agreed to the necessity of working together, the then Apostolic Delegate (today’s Nuncio) Monsignor Guido Del Mestri consulted Rome. Rome gave its approval.

News Highlights

<a href ='http://communications.amecea.org/'>ERITREA: Bishop Emeritus of Asmara dies.</a>

ERITREA: Bishop Emeritus of Asmara dies.

Rt. Rev. Zecharias Yohannes, Bishop Emeritus of Asmara died peacefully in the morning of December 1s...
<a href ='http://communications.amecea.org/'>AMECEA: Pastoral Departments Across AMECEA Region to Integrate Laudato SI in all Pastoral Programs. </a>

AMECEA: Pastoral Departments Across AMECEA Region to Integrate Laudato SI in all Pastoral Programs.

The Pastoral Departments of the Episcopal Conferences of AMECEA Countries are planning to integrate ...
<a href ='http://communications.amecea.org/'>SOUTH SUDAN: CRS rehabilitates 12 boreholes to solve water scarcity in Jonglei State.</a>

SOUTH SUDAN: CRS rehabilitates 12 boreholes to solve water scarcity in Jonglei State.

Catholic Relief Services in collaboration with USAID have identified and repaired 12 boreholes which...
<a href ='http://communications.amecea.org/'> SOUTH SUDAN: Catholic Diocese of Yei turns 30</a>

SOUTH SUDAN: Catholic Diocese of Yei turns 30

The Catholic Faithful of Yei together with their bishop celebrated thirty years of service since the...
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