Mbanza Congo, 18 November, 2023 / 8:44 pm (ACI Africa).
Bishop Vicente Carlos Kiaziku of Angola’s Mbanza Congo Diocese has denounced bad governance by authorities in the country, saying it “doesn't conform to God’s will.”
In his Wednesday, November 15 homily during Holy Mass at the Chapel of the Bishops' Conference of Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe (CEAST), Bishop Kiaziku said it is important for authorities to recognize that they are Christians and that it is God who has given them the chance to govern.
“It's not enough to say that we were elected by the people, it's not enough to say that we got this or that percentage of the vote and won the elections,” the Angolan Bishop said.
He added, “Anything that doesn't conform to God's will ends up damaging the people. When for example corruption and a lack of compliance with the law are found in governance, it is not the will of God.”
“It ends up being a governance that leaves nothing to be desired, because sometimes there's corruption, there's a lack of rectitude, there's a lack of strict compliance with the law, God's will is set aside and in this way we damage the people entrusted to us,” Bishop Kiaziku said.