Second Symposium of African and European Bishops


The Bishops of Africa and Europe will hold their Second Symposium from 13-17 February 2012, in Rome, Italy, on the theme: Evangelization Today: communion and pastoral collaboration between Africa and Europe. The human person and God: the Church’s mission to proclaim God’s presence and love. The Symposium, which was organized by the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) and the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE), is part of a collaboration project between the two continental bodies which initiated after the First Symposium, held in Rome in November 2004.

This collaboration is aimed at deepening the common responsibility of the African and European Bishops for the evangelization and human development of their respective continents in particular and the world in general.