The nine countries at SECAM Jubilee
More than 20 IMBISA bishops attended the SECAM Jubilee celebrations that elected His Eminence Philippe Nakellentuba Cardinal Ouédraogo, Archbishop of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to be the President. The typical processions of African celebrations featured the colors of IMBISA, thrilling African participants and beyond.
Far from Uganda, Christians prayed for the event. During his homily on the 28th of July 2018, Fr Maganga of St. Peter Canisius July 28, in the Archdiocese of Harare shared with the faithful that the Archbishop of Harare, Archbishop Robert Christopher Ndlovu, was in Uganda, Kampala, with other African bishops for the event and asked people to follow him in prayer. Fr. Maganga; who is also a national advisor for Youth Ministry, said the biggest challenge for the Church in Africa is Youth, Justice, and Peace and that we need God’s help to do more with young people at the family, diocesan, national and continental levels.
Some parishioners at St Canisius however, suggested further disclosure of SECAM activities so that they may also pray for such events. With so many problems faced by Africans in their relations with other people, there is a need to be more proactive,” they pointed out.
SECAM, which now proclaims itself as an example for the Church in Africa, was created on the occasion of Pope Paul VI first visit to Africa in 1969, with the canonization of Ugandan martyrs in Rome. Namugongo, where the festivities took place is the place that keeps the historical monument of this legion of saints.