Caxito, 19 August, 2020 / 7:56 pm (ACI Africa).
The Sunday, August 16 Episcopal ordination of Mons. Maurício Camuto of Angola’s Diocese of Caxito was both a joyous and a moment of “fear” for the Bishop-elect who is seeking to entrust his service to the people of God in the Southern African country to God.
“This is a moment of relief on one hand, but on the other hand I feel a certain fear for the responsibility that I now carry. God has called me; we will trust in His grace and in this mission” Bishop Maurício said in a report that was shared with ACI Africa on Wednesday, August 19.
In his maiden speech as newly-ordained Bishop at the occasion that was graced by the President of the Episcopal Conference of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST), Archbishop Filomeno Vieira Dias, the new Bishop pledged to serve with a heart full of faith and love for the faithful of Caxito Diocese.
The member of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans) further promised to always seek “to live up to the expectations of the faithful of Caxito and to listen to the concerns of the Diocese according to the will of God”.
At the ordination event, Archbishop Dias reminded Bishop Maurício that the Episcopate is a service, not an honor, “because the Bishop is more in charge of serving than guiding.”