Caxito, 14 October, 2023 / 8:34 pm (ACI Africa).
Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of Caxito Diocese in Angola has cautioned the people of God in the Southern African nation against greed and selfish tendencies, and called for the fostering of stewardship and the common good.
In his homily during his Holy Mass at St. Anna Cathedral of his Episcopal See on October 8, Bishop Camuto faulted Angola’s security agencies for using “brute force” against protesters, and medical personnel, who allegedly denied 25-year-old João Fernando Soma medical assistance, the alleged negligence resulting in his death in front of Americo Boavida Hospital (HAB) in Lwanda in September.
“We only have to see how brute force is used against protesters here in Angola, or even against peaceful citizens, as in the case of young João Soma, who died in front of a hospital, without being attended to, precisely in front of a hospital, which is a structure designed to protect and save life,” he said.
Bishop Camuto posed, “What kind of country is this? Don't these Angolans count for the country?”
“Unfortunately to this day, we haven't heard any condemnation of the perpetrators of these heinous crimes,” he lamented in reference to police brutality and the alleged HAB negligence.