Huambo, 21 September, 2023 / 8:58 pm (ACI Africa).
The Archbishop of Angola’s Huambo Archdiocese has cautioned Christians of Holy Cross Canhé Parish of his Metropolitan See against superstitions, and urged them to “be astute and prudent” in their faith practice.
Speaking at the end of his pastoral visit to the Angolan Parish on September 17, Archbishop Zeferino Zeca Martins said, “Always be on your guard against people who can sow division in your midst, or even those who belong to countless religious sects, which are widespread in our society and infiltrate groups and movements within the community.”
Leaders and members of the “widespread” sects, Archbishop Zeca lamented, are “insistently trying to entice the faithful with vain and futile words so that they abandon the Catholic Church and faith in Jesus Christ.”
“Reject superstition; don't be fooled by those who practice occult and superstitious acts; be astute and prudent with those who don't love God and who spend their time doing everything but seeking God,” he said, and emphasized, “Resist them and show them how great your faith in Jesus Christ is”.
The Angolan member of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) went on to urge Christians to demonstrate their love for the Church by their lifestyle as a challenge to those fostering superstition.