ACEAC holds planning meeting for regional peacebuilding

Author: Caesar Montevecchio

ACEAC meeting group photo in Rome 2023

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.

See the full report from Pax Christi International.

See ACEAC's concluding statement from the meeting (in French).