Catholic Bishop in Angola Denounces Bad Governance, “doesn't conform to God's will”

Bishop Vicente Carlos Kiaziku of Angola’s Mbanza Congo Diocese. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Bishop Vicente Carlos Kiaziku of Angola’s Mbanza Congo Diocese has denounced bad governance by authorities in the country, saying it “doesn't conform to God’s will.”

In his Wednesday, November 15 homily during Holy Mass at the Chapel of the Bishops' Conference of Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe (CEAST), Bishop Kiaziku said it is important for authorities to recognize that they are Christians and that it is God who has given them the chance to govern. 

“It's not enough to say that we were elected by the people, it's not enough to say that we got this or that percentage of the vote and won the elections,” the Angolan Bishop said.

He added, “Anything that doesn't conform to God's will ends up damaging the people. When for example corruption and a lack of compliance with the law are found in governance, it is not the will of God.”

“It ends up being a governance that leaves nothing to be desired, because sometimes there's corruption, there's a lack of rectitude, there's a lack of strict compliance with the law, God's will is set aside and in this way we damage the people entrusted to us,” Bishop Kiaziku said.


The Angolan Bishop cautions that God’s judgment is “terrible and sudden.”

The member of the Order of Friars Minor (OFM) said, “The Word of God then comes to enlighten us, and above all it also comes to tell us that it is important that God's will be fulfilled so that we don't bring upon ourselves punishments for actions that are naturally not according to his will.”

Bishop Kiaziku continued, “God loves us, he created us in his image and likeness, and he doesn't want us to lose our way, but to walk in his holiness, so that everything that he is, created in his image and likeness, can shine through in our actions.”

João Vissesse is an Angolan Journalist with a passion and rich experience in Catholic Church Communication and Media Apostolate.