Mbanza Congo, 29 September, 2023 / 8:56 pm (ACI Africa).
Bishop Vicente Carlos Kiaziku of Angola’s Mbanza Congo Diocese has called for collection action in curbing migration, a phenomenon he describes as “complex”, requiring careful analysis.
In his September 24 homily during Holy Mass organized to mark the 109th World Day for Migration and Refugees (WDMR), Bishop Kiaziku said, “The phenomenon of migration is very complex and requires a careful analysis of all the aspects that characterize the different stages of the migratory experience, from departure to arrival, including a possible return.”
“We all need to work to ensure that this phenomenon stops as soon as possible, or at least doesn't become as dramatic as it is,” the Angolan Bishop said.
To curb illegal migration, the Catholic Bishop advocated for the creation of better conditions for everyone in the countries where there is this migratory flow. “It's a responsibility… especially for the locals, but it's also a responsibility for other countries, who have often come here to get the riches to live well, to live large and French-style, as they say, leaving other peoples in misery,” Bishop Kiaziku said.
He lamented that many Angolans are looking for any available opportunity to leave the country, adding, “We wonder why there is all this interest.”