The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in Angola and São Tomé is seeking to “awaken people's consciences” on the need to foster three aspects of reconciliation in Angola, two decades since civil war ended in the Southern African nation.
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.
Members of the Bishops Conference of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST) are urging restraint amid political debates marred with acrimony and divisions in Angola.
Members of the Conference of Bishops of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST) have, in a collective decree, barred the Clergy in the two-nation Conference from accepting service in public and secular offices.
Pope Francis on Monday, September 21 made public his appointment of Archbishop Stephen Ameyu as the Apostolic Administrator for South Sudan’s Wau Diocese and Msgr. Giovanni Gaspari as his representative in Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe.
At the celebration of 53 years since the establishment of the Episcopal Conference of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST), members of the two-nation body have sought to renew their commitment to the ministry of integral evangelization including partnerships with their respective governments in providing social services to the people of God.
As many nations struggle to contain the spread of COVID-19, with reports of at least 30 African countries with confirmed cases, government officials in the Central African Republic (CAR) and São Tomé and Príncipe have reached out to Church leaders in their respective nations to help sensitize the population to avoid the spread of the virus.
The welfare of children will be the main focus of the three-year Pastoral Plan of the Bishops' Conference of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST), which will be launched in November this year, the Church leaders announced in a statement at the end of their first annual plenary assembly held from March 3-9.