What is RecowaCerao?

RECOWA is the acronym for Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa. CERAO is the French and Portuguese acronym for Conference Episcopale Regionale de l’Afrique de l’Ouest / Conferencia Episcopal Regional da Africa Ocidental. HISTORY  

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RECOWA Holds Standing Committee Meeting in Abidjan

The Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa, an organ that unites all the Catholic Bishops in the 16 West African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinee Bissau, Guinee (Conakry), Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo, held her 7th Standing Committee Meeting at the Centre CERAO pour la Pastoral et La Mission

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RECOWA to combat irregular migration

The Regional Episcopal Commission of West Africa (RECOWA) working committee on Episcopal Commission for Mission, Pontifical Mission, Migrant and Refugee, Apostolate of the Sea and Tourism has concluded plans to proffer lasting solution to irregular migration in the West African sub-region. The body at a meeting in Kenema, Sierra-Leone, agreed to develop regular advocacy strategies by collaborating with ECOWAS/AU/EU/UN to

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Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa Calls For Proper Reading and Dissemination of Papal Documents

The RECOWA Episcopal Commission for Theology, Liturgy and Biblical Apostolate at its first committee meeting held in Abuja recently recommended to the Bishops in the West African region to encourage the reading and dissemination of magisterial documents, especially the papal encyclicals and exhortations. The Commission observed that many pastors are becoming indifferent to the traditional task of pastoral care. It

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Repco Message of the Presidnet

INAUGURATION OF THE RECOWA PEACE COMMITTEE Address of the President of RECOWA at the                    Resource Centre of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, Durumi, Abuja, 12th April 2018    Your Excellency, Jean Claude Brou, The President of the ECOWAS Commission,  Your Excellency, Geoffrey Onyema, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Your Excellences, the Ambassadors of the ECOWAS

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ArchBishop Kaigama Opening Ceremony-CRS Workshop in Praia, Cape Verde

SOCIAL IMPACT INVESTING – A WORKSHOP FACILITATED BY CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES (CRS) IN PRAIA, CAPE VERDE, 29.01.2018. OPENING REMARKS BY ARCHBISHOP IGNATIUS A. KAIGAMA, PRESIDENT OF RECOWA.   Your Eminence,  Peter Cardinal TURKSON, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, Vatican City, Your Eminence, Arlindo Cardinal FUTARDO, Bishop of Santiago, Cape Verde, Your Excellencies, The Members

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Opening Ceremony – 6th Standing Committee, Praia Cape Verde

Cérémonie d’ouverture   Mons. Le Président de la CERAO/RECOWA, Mgr. Ignatius. A.  KAIGAMA Excellence Très distingués Membres du Conseil de la Présidence de la CERAO/ RECOWA, Excellences Chers confrères Évêques et Représentants des Conférences Episcopales de notre Région Mons. Ministre d’État, des Affaires Parlementaires, du Conseil des Ministres et du Sport – Docteur Elísio Freire, Excellence Mons. Ministre Adjoint du

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