Caxito, 23 October, 2023 / 4:25 pm (ACI Africa).
Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of Caxito Diocese in Angola has urged members of the Diocesan Pontifical Missionary Childhood (PMC) to be engaged in the mission of the Church as “authentic missionaries”.
In his World Mission Sunday homily at St. Anna Cathedral of his Episcopal See on October 22, Bishop Camuto told PMC members, “The Church praises your work, the Church recognizes your work for children.”
“Try to be authentic missionaries; teach the Gospel, teach the Word of God to your friends. As they say: you must be evangelizers of other children, you must be missionaries of other children; proclaim the Gospel to other children,” he said.
Reaching out to others with the Gospel message, Bishop Camuto further said, “is your mission. Try to fulfill this mission with all your zeal, with all your courage, with all your strength, because Jesus Christ is with you, Jesus Christ is at your side, Jesus who is your friend, our friend, he is with you on this mission; he will accompany you.”
“Our faith must not lead us to close in on ourselves; we have to see how the world is. We have to see how society is; we have to see how our brothers and sisters are, what difficulties they face, what problems they face,” the Angolan member of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit under the protection of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (CSSp.), also known as the Spiritans or Holy Ghost Fathers, said.