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Catholic Church in Angola

In New Book, Catholic Missionary Nun Discusses Challenges of Refugee Women in Angolan Labor Market

May 23, 2024

In a new book, a Brazilian-born Catholic nun has discussed the challenges that refugee women in Angola face, including the phenomenon of brain drain in the Southern African nation.

Bishop António Francisco Jaca of Benguela Diocese in Angola

Let’s Not Sadden the Holy Spirit, Catholic Bishop in Angola Cautions Christians, Calls for Altruism, Life of Service

May 21, 2024

Christians, whose lives are characterized by vices, including jealousy and envy, sadden the Holy Spirit, the Catholic Bishop of Benguela Diocese in Angola has said. 

Archbishop Germano Penemote. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Use Means of Communication to “guide families, educate children”: Angolan Apostolic Nuncio to Journalists

May 19, 2024

Archbishop Germano Penemote, a member of the Clergy of Angola’s Ondjiva Diocese, has urged journalists to use the means of communication to “guide families and educate children.”

Monitor Children’s Social Media Exposure, “use parental control”: Journalist to Parents at Communication Week in Angola

May 13, 2024

There is need for parents and guardians to monitor social media exposure of children under their parental care, the Coordinator of the Forum of Women Journalists for Gender Equality in Angola has said.

Participants at the 16th National Liturgy Week in Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Menongue. Credit: CNECA-Coordenação Nacional dos Escuteiros Católicos de Angola

Catholic Archbishop Attributes Instability of Angola’s Christian Families to “lack of true friendship”

May 9, 2024

The instability Christian families in Angola experience is occasioned by the failure of family members to establish and maintain “true friendship”, Archbishop Luzizila Kiala has said.

Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of Caxito Diocese in Angola. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Angola’s Political, Civil Leaders “must set an example of service”: Catholic Bishop Emphasizes Patriotism

May 8, 2024

Angola’s political leaders and civil servants need to take their responsibilities before the people seriously, prioritizing dutiful service, Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of the country’s Catholic Diocese of Caxito has said. 

Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Caxito. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Persecution Should Not “dampen our missionary zeal”: Catholic Bishop in Angola

May 5, 2024

Christians have to keep alive the zeal to share the Gospel, Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of the Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Caxito has said.

Credit: Catholic Diocese of Mbanza Congo

Newly Ordained Deacons in Angola’s Mbanza Congo Diocese Urged to “be very attentive to the needs of all”

May 4, 2024

Bishop Vicente Carlos Kiaziku of the Catholic Diocese of Mbanza Congo in Angola  has called upon the five Deacons he ordained in his Episcopal See to prioritize the needy in the community during their Diaconate and Priestly ministry. 

Archbishop Luzizila Kiala of Malanje Archdiocese in Angola. Credit: Malanje Archdiocese

Let’s “defend, love our Church with pride”: Catholic Archbishop in Angola

May 2, 2024

Archbishop Luzizila Kiala of the Catholic Archdiocese of Malanje in Angola has called upon the people of God in his Metropolitan See to speak favourably of the Catholic Church as members, loving her “with pride”.

Leonor de Freitas. Credit: ACI Africa

Let’s “stop using plastics”: Catholic Justice and Peace Official in Angola on Campaigns for Environmental Conservation

Apr 29, 2024

The people of God in Angola need to replace the use of plastics with alternatives that contribute to the conservation of the environment, the Executive Secretary of the Justice and Peace Commission (CJP) of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe (CEAST) has said.

Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of Caxito Diocese in Angola. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

We’ve Leaders Who “don't feel” Citizens’ Plight: Catholic Bishop in Angola Laments Political Leaders’ Indifference

Apr 26, 2024

The Southern African nation of Angola has leaders, who are not keen on providing services to the citizens, Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of the country’s Catholic Diocese of Caxito has noted with concern.  

Archbishop José Manuel Imbamba of the Catholic Archdiocese of Saurimo. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Need for “joint actions” for Peace among Highlights of Archbishop and Angola’s National Assembly Speaker Meeting

Apr 25, 2024

The Monday, April 22 meeting between Archbishop José Manuel Imbamba of the Catholic Archdiocese of Saurimo in Angola and the country’s National Assembly Speaker, Carolina Cerqueira, focused on efforts towards lasting peace in the Southern African nation. 

Archbishop Giovanni Gaspari with President, João Lourenço.

“Good, very good”: Outgoing Apostolic Nuncio on Angola-Vatican Relations, Collaboration

Apr 24, 2024

Archbishop Giovanni Gaspari, who has been representing the Holy Father in Angola and São Tomé & Príncipe since he was appointed in September 2020 has described as “very good” the collaboration between the Vatican and the two African nations. 

Bishop Belmiro Cuica Chissengueti of Angola’s Cabinda Diocese. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

You’d “be better off” as “entrepreneur”: Angolan Bishop to Aspirants to Priestly, Religious Life Keen on Families’ Gaps

Apr 23, 2024

The Clergy and women and men Religious have the vocation to prioritize service towards the people of God under their pastoral care, Bishop Belmiro Cuica Chissengueti of the Catholic Diocese of Cabinda in Angola has said. 

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. 

“Society must feel your presence”: Bishop Urges Latest Catholic University of Angola Graduates to Be Productive

Apr 19, 2024

Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of Angola’s Caxito Diocese has urged the latest graduates from the Catholic University of Angola (UCAN) to commit themselves for good of the Angolan society, always striving to be productive.

Archbishop Giovanni Gaspari during the farewell Mass that was held at the Our Lady of Remedies Cathedral of Luanda Archdiocese on Wednesday, 17 April 2024. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Service in Angola, São Tomé “source of spiritual enrichment”: Outgoing Apostolic Nuncio

Apr 18, 2024

Archbishop Giovanni Gaspari, who is leaving Angola and São Tomé & Príncipe after close to four years of diplomatic service, has described his service in both nations as a “great gift”, and a source of his spiritual enrichment.

Archbishop José Manuel Imbamba of the Catholic Archdiocese of Saurimo in Angola. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Catholic Archbishop Urges Angola’s Politicians to “work together to promote education for peace”

Apr 17, 2024

Archbishop José Manuel Imbamba of the Catholic Archdiocese of Saurimo in Angola has called upon politicians in the Southern African nation to put aside their differences and collaborate in fostering education for peace in the country. 

Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of Caxito Diocese in Angola. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Catholic Bishop in Angola urges Christians to Embrace “path of reconciliation, love, peace”

Apr 11, 2024

Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of Caxito Diocese in Angola has encouraged Christians in the Southern Africa nation to seek the path of  reconciliation, love, and peace in order to curb the country’s conflicts.

rchbishop José Manuel Imbamba of the Catholic Archdiocese of Saurimo. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Angola Still Struggling to Heal after 2002 Civil War: Catholic Archbishop

Apr 4, 2024

There is still a lot of work to be done for Angola to achieve true reconciliation, Archbishop José Manuel Imbamba of the Catholic Archdiocese of Saurimo has said, noting that the southern African country is yet to heal over 20 years after the country’s civil war.