Lubango, 16 September, 2023 / 8:55 pm (ACI Africa).
Recipients of the Sacrament of Confirmation are expected to champion the Christian values of love, forgiveness, peace and justice in their respective communities, Archbishop Gabriel Mbilingi of Angola’s Lubango Archdiocese has said.
In his homily during the Confirmation Mass at the St. Francis of Assisi Parish of his Metropolitan See, Archbishop Mbilingi urged the candidates he was to confer upon the Sacrament of Confirmation to seek the help of the Holy Spirit.
"Be witnesses of love, witnesses of forgiveness which has its source in God the Father,” he said during the September 10 Eucharistic celebration.
The Angolan member of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans/Holy Ghost Fathers/CSSp.) added, “Be witnesses of justice, witnesses of peace, witnesses of that truth which does not remain indifferent in the face of the lies of today's world.”
“You will be Christians who are adults in the faith and who must therefore also manifest the works of the faith in their lives,” he told the 150 candidates he was to confer upon the Sacrament of Confirmation.