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Bishop António Lungieki Pedro Bengui. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Catholic Bishop in Angola Urges Godparents to Always Accompany New Church Members

Jun 4, 2024

A Catholic Bishop in Angola has called on godparents to ensure that the catechumens they sponsor “continue to profess faith in God” after receiving the sacraments of the Church.

Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias of Angola’s Catholic Archdiocese of Luanda. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Angolan Archdiocese to Begin Monthly Adoration of Blessed Sacrament in Parishes ahead of Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year

Apr 22, 2024

Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias of Angola’s Catholic Archdiocese of Luanda has asked the people of God under his pastoral care to dedicate the last Sunday of the month to Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament as part of the preparations for the Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year. 

Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias of Angola’s Luanda Archdiocese at the Luanda Central Prison (CCL). Credit: Luanda Archdiocese

Catholic Archbishop in Angola Laments Poor “conditions for inmates”, Cautions against “institutional revenge”

Mar 28, 2024

Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias of Angola’s Luanda Archdiocese has urged authorities in the Southern African nation to ensure the welfare of inmates by improving their working and living conditions.

Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias of Angola’s Luanda Archdiocese. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Catholic Archbishop in Angola Cautions against Exclusion of God in Daily Activities

Mar 26, 2024

Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias of Angola’s Luanda Archdiocese has cautioned Christians against excluding God in their daily activities.

Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias with Laywomen of Luanda Archdiocese during the launch of the Sixth Edition of Solidarity Christmas 2023. Credit: Luanda Archdiocese

Angolan Catholic Archdiocese Launches Christmas Initiative to Support the Vulnerable

Dec 25, 2023

The Catholic Archdiocese of Luanda in Angola has launched a Christmas Solidarity Initiative to reach out to thousands of vulnerable persons in Parishes within the Metropolitan See.

Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias with the new Parish Priest of the newly created St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish,  Fr. Dinis Bezerra da Silva. Credit: Radio Ecclesia Angola

Spiritual Maturity, Option for Poor among Qualities of Parish Priest: Angolan Archbishop

Oct 7, 2023

Spiritual and psychological maturity and the preferential option for the poor are among the qualities Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias expects the newly installed Parish Priest in his Metropolitan See to exhibit.

Members of the Bishops Conference of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Declare “state of emergency”: Bishops in Angola, Sao Tome and Principe amid Drought

Oct 12, 2021

There is need for the government of Angola to declare a “state of emergency” in the Southern African nation where a protracted drought has created a humanitarian crisis, members of the Bishops Conference of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST) have said.