Eastern Africa

Bishops in East Africa commit to creating ‘safe, nurturing church environment’ for minors

(Jude Atemanke. CNA).

Members of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) have expressed their commitment to creating an environment that ensures the safeguarding of minors and vulnerable adults in their respective episcopal sees. In a statement following their July 1–4 consultative meeting on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, AMECEA members said they are “deeply saddened by the pain caused by abuse” and added that they are “committed to preventing it in all forms.” “We strive to create a safe and nurturing church environment where faith can flourish, aspirations are nurtured, and potential is achieved,” the bishops said in the statement that AMECEA chairman, Bishop Charles Kasonde, read out to journalists on July 1 at Roussel House of Donum Dei Missionary Sisters in Karen, Nairobi.