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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/'>SOUTH SUDAN: Rights Group commends the Govt over suspension of work permit fees increment</a>

SOUTH SUDAN: Rights Group commends the Govt over suspension of work permit fees increment

A national human Rights organization, ‘’The Screen of Rights’’ has welcomed the move taken by the go...
<a href ='http://communications.amecea.org/'>UGANDA: AMECEA holds workshop on priestly formation in Uganda</a>

UGANDA: AMECEA holds workshop on priestly formation in Uganda

In an effort to implement the resolutions made at the 18th Plenary Assembly of the Association of Me...
<a href ='http://communications.amecea.org/'>ETHIOPIA: Catholic Church Promotes Protection of Children Policy among the Pastoral Agents</a>

ETHIOPIA: Catholic Church Promotes Protection of Children Policy among the Pastoral Agents

The Ethiopian Catholic Church’s Social and Development Commission (ECC SDCO) with the financial supp...
<a href ='http://communications.amecea.org/'>AMECEA: ‘I wish the New Dicastery could also focus on Curbing Small Arms Problem in the AMECEA Region’ – Cardinal Berhaneyesus</a>

AMECEA: ‘I wish the New Dicastery could also focus on Curbing Small Arms Problem in the AMECEA Region’ – Cardinal Berhaneyesus

H.E. Berhaneyesus D. Cardinal Souraphiel, the Chairman of AMECEA and Metropolitan Archbishop of Addi...
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