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Over 13 Catholic bishops for 18th plenary assembly
Publish Date: Jul 21, 2014
Over 13 Catholic bishops for 18th plenary assembly
Some of the Catholic bishops in Uganda left for Malawi to attend the 18th Plenary Assembly Association of Member Episcopal Conference in Eastern Africa. Photo/Juliet Lukwago
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By Juliet Lukwago

Over thirteen Uganda Catholic bishops will attend the 18th Plenary Assembly Association of Member Episcopal Conference in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) which takes place in Lilongwe Malawi.

According to a statement issued by Episcopal Conference communications secretary Fr Phillip Odii, the Episcopal Conference president Archbishop, John Baptist Odama, led the Ugandan delegation to the Conference that runs from July 16-26 at Bingu International Conference in Lilongwe.

Odii stated that the Bishops left on Wednesday morning for Malawi via Lusaka International airport.

Some of the Catholic Bishops in Uganda left for Malawi to attend the 18th Plenary Assembly Association of Member Episcopal Conference in Eastern Africa which takes place in Lilongwe Malawi

The issues to be discussed include early missionary work of evangelization in terms of challenges faced and success stories; the context of evangelization today; new evangelization as an opportunity for better Christianity in eastern Africa with focus on family life and Small Christian Communities and how houses of formation can contribute to the process of new evangelization.

Others will include the role of institutions of learning in the work of evangelization, with particular focus on the role of chaplaincies and how new evangelization can help deepen liturgical celebrations, especially the Eucharist and how these celebrations can enhance conversion and the witness to Christian faith.

It is a loaded package but one that has been carefully prepared and the Bishops are ready to study and deliberate on these matters.

Odii said that Uganda Episcopal Conference is represented by 26 delegates including Odama, Archbishops Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga and Emmanuel Obbo; Bishops Sabino Ocan Odoki, Joseph Franzelli, Santos Lino Wanok, Matthias Ssekamanya, John Baptist Kaggwa, Joseph Antony Zziwa, Paul Ssemwogerere, Lambert Bainomugisha, Robert Muhiirwa, Giuseppe Filippi and Damiano Guzzetti.

Others are Msgr Silverio Twinomugisha, Vicar General of Kabale Diocese; Msgr John Baptist Kauta, SG of UEC, Msgr Francis Ndamira, Executive Secretary of Caritas Department, Fr Bruno Byomuhangi, Pastoral Coordinator of Kabale Diocese and Fr Dr Benedict Ssettuuma, lecturer at Ggaba National Major Seminary.

The delegation also has Fr Philip Odii, Executive Secretary of Social Communications; Professor Charles Olweny, Vice Chancellor of Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi; Professor Peter Kasenene, Mbarara Archdiocese, Aliba Emmanuel Kiiza, Executive Secretary of Justice and Peace Department, Joyce Zako, National Youth Coordinator, Florence Kwesigabo, National Coordinator of the UEC-Trocaire Program on Domestic Violence and Cissy Kagimu, Principal Secretary of the Secretary General.

AMECEA is a regional grouping of Catholic bishops' conferences from eight countries namely: Malawi (1961), Kenya (1961), Sudan (1973), Tanzania (1961), Eritrea (1993), Zambia, Uganda (1961), and Ethiopia (1979).

The Sudanese Episcopal Conference joined AMECEA in 1973, Ethiopia in 1979, Eritrea in 1993. The two affiliate members of Somalia and Djibouti joined in 1995 and 2002, respectively.

 

 

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