North African Bishops replicate on synodality

The Regional Episcopal Convention of North Africa (CERNA) publishes outcomes of its current assembly which befell from January 11 to fifteen in Rabat, Morocco.

By Deborah Castellano Lubov

Based in 1965, the Regional Episcopal Convention of North Africa, or CERNA (Conférence Episcopale Régionale du Nord de l’Afrique), the episcopal convention of the Catholic Church in Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, and Western Sahara, has concluded its week-long assembly in Rabat, Morocco, the Convention’s headquarters.

CERNA is among the many regional conferences of the Symposium of the Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar, usually referred to easily as SECAM.

In an announcement issued by the regional convention’s President, Spanish-born Cardinal Cristóbal López Romero, the Archbishop of Rabat, he and his brothers within the episcopate spoke concerning the meeting’s reflections targeted on three details: the continued synodal course of on synodality, a theological reflection on the lifetime of the Maghreb church buildings, and the reception of the current Declaration Fiducia supplicans of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Religion on the pastoral significance of blessings. 

CERNA additionally introduced its determination to help the initiative of the Archdiocese of Tangier to open the reason for beatification of Father Jose Maria Lerchundi (1836-1896), OFM, “whose popularity for holiness by means of his writings, charitable initiatives, and cultural and social ‘bridging’ initiatives, between the Moroccan Muslim and Christian worlds, have left their mark on the Diocese.”

The following encounter will happen in Rome in November 2024, on the event of the regional convention’s advert Limina go to.

One can learn the total assertion in French on the web site of the Bishops Convention of Algeria.

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