The Association of Episcopal Conferences of Central Africa (ACEAC), consisting of Catholic Bishops from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Rwanda, met in Rome (Italy) for a focused pastoral exchange on the urgent issue of peace in their region that is daily plagued by violent conflicts. The three-day gathering (Oct 16-18, 2023) was also intended as a “pilgrimage” taking place at the same time as the Synod on Synodality.
The gathering served as a platform for in-depth discussions on the situation prevailing in the Great Lakes region. Participants revisited the rich history of ACEAC and conducted a thorough analysis of its strengths and weaknesses.
The Catholic Peacebuilding Network co-sponsored the meeting.