News: Association Of Catholic Bishops Elects Ghanaian Richard Kuuia Baawobr As New Head For Africa


The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa, and Madagascar (SECAM) association of Catholic Bishops of Africa, Madagascar, and the Islands, has elected His Eminence Richard Kuuia Baawobr of Ghana as its new President.

According to, His Eminence Richard Kuuia Baawobr is now the highest-ranking member of the Roman Catholic Church in Africa.

The 19th Plenary Assembly of SECAM took place from July 25th to August 1, 2022 in Accra, Ghana on the theme: “Ownership of SECAM: Security and Migration in Africa and the Islands.”

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The assembly noted that several regions of the continent are experiencing great insecurity due to socio-political instability, violence, economic poverty, weak health structures, insurgency, terrorism, exploitation of religion for political purposes and lack of respect for the environment and good governance.

“These situations are causes of anxiety for our people. This is why we are sending a message to all people of good will to help put an end to them”.

“We urge them to continue to do their utmost to fight against insecurity for our peoples and our countries. We also urge foreign forces to get involved in building peace and security on the African continent.”



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