Establishing the Forum Faith, Culture and Development has been a key work of the Africa department of the Pontifical Council for Culture.
After a series of meetings in Abidjan, Cotonou and Dar-es-Salaam, the ecclesial subject has taken shape and the statutes are now being written. It is hoped that the Plenary Assembly of Secam will approve of it in Kinshasa in 2013.
You can click here to download the talk in French by Bishop Barthélemy Adoukonou with which he explains its origins, aims and objectives
Or you can read his article in French on the role of SECAM and its relation with the African Ecclesial Subject on the Pastoral Care of Interculturality