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Caritas coordinators from Mozambique, Angola and São Tomé e Principe alongside Wilfrid Cardinal Napier (3rd from right). Credit: Sheila Pires

Cardinal in South Africa Calls for Fraternal Cooperation among Regional Caritas Entities

Nov 10, 2021

There is need for officials of the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Church within the jurisdiction of the Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) to foster brotherly collaboration amongst themselves, the President of Caritas South Africa has said. 

Archbishop Philip Anyolo (left) and Msgr. Estêvão Binga (right). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenyan Archbishop to be Installed, Auxiliary Bishop for Benguela in Angola Appointed

Nov 3, 2021

The installation of Archbishop Philip Anyolo as the Local Ordinary of Kenya’s Nairobi Archdiocese has been scheduled to take place Saturday, November 20. 

Archbishop Philip Anyolo (left), the new Local Ordinary of Kenya's Nairobi Archdiocese, Mons. António Lungieki Pedro Bengui (center) and Mons. Fernando Francisco (right), appointed Auxiliary Bishops for Angola’s Luanda Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pope Appoints Archbishop for Kenya’s Nairobi Archdiocese, Two Auxiliary Bishops in Angola

Oct 28, 2021

Pope Francis has appointed an Archbishop for the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nairobi in Kenya and two Auxiliary Bishops for Angola’s Luanda Archdiocese.  

The Apostolic Nuncio in Angola, Archbishop Giovanni Gaspari receives the regulatory and administrative instruments of the Framework Agreement signed between the Holy See and the Republic of Angola in 2019 from Angola's Minister of State and Head of the Civil Cabinet of the President of the Republic, Adão de Almeida. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Holy See, Angola Agreement “will allow Church to work for common good”: Archbishop

Oct 14, 2021

The regulatory and administrative instruments of the Framework Agreement signed between the Holy See and the Republic of Angola in 2019 is expected to facilitate the Catholic Church’s role in working for the common good, an Angolan Archbishop has said.

Members of the Bishops Conference of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Declare “state of emergency”: Bishops in Angola, Sao Tome and Principe amid Drought

Oct 12, 2021

There is need for the government of Angola to declare a “state of emergency” in the Southern African nation where a protracted drought has created a humanitarian crisis, members of the Bishops Conference of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST) have said.

Bishop Luzizila Kiala (left) of Angola’s appointed Archbishop of Angola's Malanje Archdiocese and  Antoine Cardinal Kambanda (right) of Rwanda’s Kigali Archdiocese named a member to the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education. Credit: Courtesy Photo

New Archbishop in Angola Appointed, Rwandan Cardinal Named Member to Holy See Entity

Sep 30, 2021

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Luzizila Kiala of Angola’s Sumbe Diocese as the new Archbishop of the country’s Malanje Archdiocese and named Antoine Cardinal Kambanda of Rwanda’s Kigali Archdiocese as a member to the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education.

Jorge Fernandes from Portugal with street children he was teaching in Angola. Credit: Agenzia Info Salesiana (ANS)

Portuguese Missionary Volunteer Says Angola Experience “completely” Changed His Worldview

Apr 18, 2021

A Portuguese-born Salesian Missionary who volunteered to serve the vulnerable in Angola has, in a report, shared about his experience in the Southern African nation, saying his services among slum dwellers “completely” changed his worldview.

Logo of the Bishops Conference of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST) / Bishops Conference of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST)

Acrimonious Political Discourse in Angola Cause for Concern, Bishops Urge Restraint

Mar 5, 2021

Members of the Bishops Conference of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST) are urging restraint amid political debates marred with acrimony and divisions in Angola.

Flag of Angola / Box Lab / Shutterstock.

Bishops in Angola’s Saurimo Ecclesiastical Province Condemn Use of Force on Protesters

Feb 3, 2021

The reported use of force on protesters demanding the autonomy of Lunda-Norte Province in Angola within the Ecclesiastical Province of Saurimo has caught the attention of Catholic Bishops in that part of the country who are condemning the excesses. 

Archbishop Kurian Mathew Vayalunkal (R) Apostolic Nuncio to Tunisia, Fr. Inacio Lucas (L) Bishop-elect of Mozambique’s Guruè Diocese, and Fr. Joaquim Nhanganga Tyombe (C) of Angola's Diocese of Uige / Courtesy Photo

Pope Francis Appoints Bishops for Dioceses in Angola, Mozambique, Nuncio in Tunisia

Feb 2, 2021

Pope Francis has appointed Local Ordinaries for the Dioceses of Uíje in Angola, Guruè in Mozambique, and his representative in the Northern African nation of Tunisia. 

Commuters get COVID-19 test results checked at the South African side of the border -- but a surge in cases is overwhelming authorities on both sides.

Southern Africa Bishops Concerned about Distressing Situation of Migrants at Border Posts

Jan 14, 2021

Two Catholic Bishops in Southern African nations have expressed concerns about the “distressing situation” of migrants trying to cross into South Africa from neighboring countries amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Angola flag. Credit: Box Lab / Shutterstock.

Bishops of Angola Dedicate Country to St. Joseph, Pray for Peace

Dec 14, 2020

During a time of civil unrest, and taking a cue from Pope Francis, the Catholic bishops of Angola have dedicated their country to the protection of St. Joseph.

Late Archbishop Benedicto Roberto who died Sunday, November 8 at the age of 74.

Late Angolan Prelate “distinguished by his goodness, sincerity, great love of the Church”

Nov 9, 2020

The late Archbishop Benedicto Roberto who has been serving as the second Local Ordinary of Angola’s Malanje Archdiocese is being eulogized as having been instrumental in the growth of the Church in the Southern African nation.

Members of the Conference of Bishops of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST). / Vatican News

Bishops’ Decree Bars Clergy in Angola, São Tomé “from taking public, secular offices”

Oct 14, 2020

Members of the Conference of Bishops of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST) have, in a collective decree, barred the Clergy in the two-nation Conference from accepting service in public and secular offices.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu (right) the newly appointed Apostolic Administrator for South Sudan’s Wau Diocese and Msgr. Giovanni Gaspari (left) Apostolic Nuncio to Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe.

Pope Appoints Apostolic Administrator in South Sudan, Nuncio in Angola, São Tomé, Príncipe

Sep 21, 2020

Pope Francis on Monday, September 21 made public his appointment of Archbishop Stephen Ameyu as the Apostolic Administrator for South Sudan’s Wau Diocese and Msgr. Giovanni Gaspari as his representative in Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe.

Bishop Maurício Camuto of Angola’s Diocese of Caxito.

New Bishop in Angola Celebrates a Moment of Joy and “fear” on Ordination

Aug 19, 2020

The Sunday, August 16 Episcopal ordination of Mons. Maurício Camuto of Angola’s Diocese of Caxito was both a joyous and a moment of “fear” for the Bishop-elect who is seeking to entrust his service to the people of God in the Southern African country to God.

A presentation on the application during its launch on August 4. / Vatican News

Angola’s Lwena Diocese Launches Bible-Missal Mobile App in Four Native Languages

Aug 6, 2020

The leadership of the Catholic Diocese of Lwena in Angola has launched a mobile application containing the Holy Bible and the Catholic Missal in four national languages spoken in the Eastern region of the Southern African nation.

How Jesuit Refugee Service in Angola Has Adjusted in the Wake of COVID-19

Jul 2, 2020

Officials of the international refugee organization of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) based in Angola have had to adjust their approaches in order to meet the needs of beneficiaries in the wake of COVID-19, one of the officials has said.

A young mother carrying her baby at  Salesian shelter for underage single mothers in Luanda, Angola. / Agenzia Info Salesiana (ANS)

“Underage single mothers” Beneficiaries of Salesian-Sponsored Shelter in Angola

Jun 19, 2020

The newly-established shelter in Angola’s capital, Luanda will be instrumental in supporting underage single mothers in the Southern Africa nation, the leadership of the Religious Institute of Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) has announced in a report seen by ACI Africa.  

Archbishop Brian Archbishop Brian Udaigwe (left), appointed as the Apostolic Nuncio to Sri Lanka and Fr. Muricio Agostinho Camuto (right), appointed Bishop of the Diocese.

Spiritan Cleric Appointed Bishop in Angola, Apostolic Nuncio in Benin, Togo Transferred

Jun 15, 2020

A member of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans), Fr. Maurício Agostinho Camuto, was Monday, June 15 appointed the new Bishop of the three-year old Diocese of Caxito in Angola.