Huambo, 04 November, 2023 / 8:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Archbishop Luzizila Kiala of Malanje Archdiocese in Angola has urged parents in the Southern African nation to live a life that offers their respective children an opportunity to embrace and nurture their Christian faith.
In his homily during the annual pilgrimage to the Shrine Our Lady of Muxima, Archbishop Kiala said, “Parents should be a mirror or model of Christian faith to their children so that they can discover Jesus Christ in their parents' behavior.”
“Apart from being models, parents should be living witnesses so that their children can discover Jesus Christ in their behavior,” the Angolan Catholic Bishop emphasized during the October 29 Eucharistic celebration that brought together close to 20,000 pilgrims.
He underscored the need to found families on Christian faith, saying, “The family should be a domestic church, an authentic school of prayer, a living witness of prayer that can help children grow in the education of the faith.”
“Only in a school of prayer, in a living witness of prayer, can children be educated and grow in the faith,” Archbishop Kiala said during the pilgrimage that was held under the theme, “With Mother Mary, let us care for and protect our children.”