By; Jjunju Francis
The 19th plenary of Member Episcopal Conferences of Eastern Africa AMECEA is starting this Friday in the Ethiopian Capital Addis-Ababa.
The Conference that is starting July 13th to 23rd is under the theme; vibrant diversity equal dignity peaceful unity in God in AMECEA region.
On Saturday the members will be in a retreat for orientation on the theme and officially start on Sunday with the following three days involved in a study session and the business meeting.
During the business sessions representatives of each AMECEA country will present an account of their operations mainly on the mission of evangelization and how it is challenged.
The Secretary General of AMECEA, Rev Fr. Ferdinand Lugonzo, says Delegates who have already confirmed attendance are from Kenya, Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Djibouti, Somalia, Zambia, Sudan and South Sudan, unfortunately Eritrea as one of the member conferences will not be represented in the plenary.
The Judicial Vicar Kampala Archdiocese Fr. Dr. Andrew Kato says Adis Ababa the host of AMECEA gives a rich understanding of diversity in Faith because they have Christians from both the Latin or western right and Eastern right all under Pope Francis. But many are from the Eastern right or oriental Church who account for only 1% from the entire population.