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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MEETING OF THE RECOWA COMMISSION FOR MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES IN SIEERRA LEONE

RECOWA / CERAO COMMISSION FOR MISSION, PONTIFICAL MISSION, MIGRANT AND TOURISM: KENEMA DECLARTION, DECEMBER 2017. “ Towards a dignified return journee ” PREAMBLE Reflecting on our Holy Father’s global invitation addressed to Bishops’ Conferences to take decisive action in support of migrants and refugees to save their lives and protect their rights which is to be carved in the 2018

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Regional Conference on Land Grabbing in Francophone Africa November 2017

Déclaration de la « Conférence Régionale Afrique Francophone » sur le thème : Accaparement des terres en Afrique francophone : identifier et promouvoir les solutions endogènes pour s’en sortir » du 21 au 23 Novembre 2017 à Abidjan   « Dieu créa les cieux et la terre. Le Seigneur Dieu prit l’homme et le plaça dans le jardin d’Eden pour le cultiver et le garder » (Gn1,1 ;2,15)

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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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