The Biblical Centre for Africa and Madagascar, commonly known as BICAM, was established by the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM). To promote, coordinate and organize the Bibilcal Apostolate and Bible translation in to African Languages. An official organ of the Catholic Church in Africa
It is the official organ of the Symposium of the Episcopal conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) for promoting, organizing and coordinating the Biblical Apostolate in Africa and its surrounding Islands".
BICAM is a resource Centre for information on Biblical Research and Biblical Apostolate in Africa.
As at today, the center functions as a network. BICAM facilitates network and collaboration among agents of Biblical Apostolate in Africa and the Islands. Together, respecting the diversity of the members and charisma, these agents work to promote the Word of God in the life and mission of the Church in Africa and in the people.
Workshops, seminars or courses for promoters or co-ordinators of Biblical Apostolate, in liaison with SECAM regions and countries Assistance in Biblical Apostolate training of agents of evangelization, at the regional or national level
These are contact and working visits in line with our mission of promoting, coordinating and inspiring Biblical Apostolate activities in Africa and the Islands:
The Director of BICAM visits the countries to keep abreast with the reality on the spot. The final goal is to foster collaboration between the higher level and the lower ones, by seeking areas of collaboration.
The visitations enrich both BICAM and the countries; the majority of BICAM data collection is done during these visits that inspire also the pastoral projects of BICAM. On the other hand, the enthusiasm created by the visit of the Director of BICAM together with his analysis and recommendations about the Biblical Apostolate in the country helps a lot the National Coordinators and/or the Episcopal Conferences in creating awareness about the necessity of having a proper pastoral of the Bible.
Usually the initiative of the visitation comes from the Director. Nevertheless the Episcopal Conferences or the National Coordinators can invite him to their country. Sometime the visit is simply to present BICAM to a Bishops’ Conference during its Plenary Assembly.
SUDAN, MOROCCO, UGANDA, MALAWI, ANGOLA, LIBERIA, MOZAMBIQUE, etc.