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Catholic Church in Angola

Fr.  Adelino Calonda. Credit: Radio Ecclesia Angola

Catholic Archdiocese of Luanda in Angola Plans Blessing of Drivers, Vehicles amid Surge in Road Accidents

Jul 18, 2024

Plans are underway for a liturgical blessing of drivers and vehicles in Angola’s Catholic Archdiocese of Luanda amid a rise in reported cases of road accidents in the Southern African nation.

Credit: Justice and Peace Commission CEAST

Let’s Cultivate “justice, peace, the very dignity of the human person”: Archbishop to Angola’s Justice, Peace Officials

Jul 18, 2024

Officials of the Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST) have to participate in search for justice and peace in their respective jurisdictions, Archbishop Gabriel Mbilingi of Angola’s Catholic Archdiocese of Lubango has said.

Credit: Diocese of Viana

Thousands to Participate in Annual Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Muxima Shrine in Angola: Catholic Bishop Host

Jul 17, 2024

Thousands of pilgrims are expected to participate in the 2024 pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Muxima scheduled to begin on August 30 in Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Viana, the Local Ordinary has said.

Sr. Elisabete Corazza, a member of the National Commission for Biblical Pastoral Ministry of the Bishops' Conference of Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe (CEAST). Credit: Daughters of St. Paul (FSP)

“A very special week”: Catholic Official on Ongoing National Bible Week in Angola

Jul 17, 2024

A Catholic official has described the ongoing National Bible Week in Angola as a special moment for the people of God in the Southern African nation.

Bishop Vicente Sanombo of Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Kwito-Bié

At Installation, Recently Consecrated Catholic Bishop in Angola Advocates for Unity, Communion, “total availability”

Jul 15, 2024

Bishop Vicente Sanombo, who was Consecrated Bishop of Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Kwito-Bié on June 23 is advocating for unity, communion, and availability as he begins his Episcopal Ministry in the Angolan Diocese. 

Bishop Estêvão Binga

Families Have “fundamental role” in Influencing Behavior Change in New Generation Youths: Catholic Bishop in Angola

Jul 13, 2024

Families are instrumental in effecting change of behaviour among new general youths, Bishop Estêvão Binga has said.

Bishop Belmiro Cuica Chissengueti of the Catholic Diocese of Cabinda in Angola

Catechism of the Catholic Church Translated into Ibinda Language Ready for Use in Angola’s Cabinda Diocese

Jul 12, 2024

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Cabinda in Angola has presented to the people of God in his Episcopal See the version of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) that was translated into Ibinda, a Bantu language widely spoken in Angola’s Cabinda Province.

Bishop Belmiro Cuica Chissengueti of Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Cabinda with the three members of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost Fathers/Spiritans) whom he ordained Priests.

Newly Ordained Spiritan Priests in Angola Urged to Build Priestly Ministry on Prayer, to “pray holy rosary every day”

Jul 10, 2024

Bishop Belmiro Cuica Chissengueti of Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Cabinda has called upon the three members of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost Fathers/Spiritans) whom he ordained Priests to build their Priestly ministry on the foundation of prayer.

Credit: Archdiocese of Lubango

“Watch out for jealousy, envy”: Catholic Archbishop in Angola to Scout Coordinators

Jul 10, 2024

Archbishop Gabriel Mbilingi of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lubango in Angola has called upon scout coordinators in his Metropolitan See to foster good relationships among members. 

Bishop António Francisco Jaca of Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Benguela

Catholic Bishop in Angola Urges Seminarians to Brace up for Life’s Challenges, Work for a Just Society

Jul 7, 2024

The Local Ordinary of the Catholic Diocese of Benguela in Angola has urged Seminarians in his Episcopal See to work for a just society.

Participants at the First National Canon Law Forum in Angola. Credit: Catholic Archdiocese of Luanda

Catholic Church Judicial Services in Angola Need “profound pastoral transformation”: Bishop at First National Canon Law

Jul 6, 2024

The Catholic Church’s judicial processes in Angola need “profound” adjustments so the people of God seeking redress are better served, the President of the Episcopal Commission for Laity and Family Life of the Bishops' Conference of Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe (CEAST) has said.

Mons. Kryspin Dubiel, a native of Poland, appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Angola.

Pope Francis Appoints Native of Poland as Apostolic Nuncio to Angola

Jul 2, 2024

Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Kryspin Dubiel, a native of Poland, as the new Apostolic Nuncio to Angola, assigning him the Titular See of Vannida in Mauritania with the dignity of Archbishop.

Bishop António Francisco Jaca of Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Benguela ordained 14 new Priests and a Deacon on 29 June 2024. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Benguela

“Go where no one wants to go, serve with joy”: Catholic Bishop to Newly Ordained Priests, Deacon in Angola

Jul 1, 2024

Bishop António Francisco Jaca of Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Benguela has called upon the 14 Priests and a Deacon he ordained on June 29, to be ready to serve the Church anywhere and with joy.

Bishop Vicente Sanombo, presented to the people of God in the as the new Bishop of Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Kwito-Bié. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

“Don't forget the poor, sick, immigrants”: Catholic Archbishop to Newly Ordained Bishop in Angola

Jun 25, 2024

Bishop Vicente Sanombo, the newly Consecrated Local Ordinary of Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Kwito-Bié, has been called upon to reach out to the needy in society, including the sick and immigrants and all victims of bad governance during his Episcopal Ministry. 

Bishop Belmiro Cuica Chissengueti of Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Cabinda. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Catholic Bishop in Angola Decries Increased Targeted Attacks, Highlights Recent Robbery in Church Facilities

Jun 20, 2024

Bishop Belmiro Cuica Chissengueti of Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Cabinda is decrying increased cases of targeted attacks on Church facilities.

Situation of Refugees, Asylum Seekers in Angola “one of the best”: Catholic Official in World Refugee Day Message

Jun 20, 2024

The situation of refugees and asylum seekers in Angola is better than before, the Director of the Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS) has said.

Fr. Celestino Epalanga, executive secretary of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in Angola and São Tomé. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Catholic Official in Angola Advocates for Collective Responsibility “to rescue moral and ethical values”

Jun 13, 2024

There is need for stakeholder collaboration to have the Southern African nation of Angola become a country governed by rightful values, the Executive Secretary of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST) has said.

Archbishop Luzizila Kiala of the Catholic Archdiocese of Malanje in Angola. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Catholic Archbishop in Angola Concerned About High Rate of Theft, Urges Respect for Eighth Commandment

Jun 12, 2024

Archbishop Luzizila Kiala of the Catholic Archdiocese of Malanje in Angola has expressed concern about the high rate of theft in his Episcopal See, calling on the people of God to respect the eighth Commandment “Thou shalt not steal.”

Márcio Kabilia, the Coordinator of the Youth Secretariat in Angola's Luanda Archdiocese

Youths in Angola Invited to Massively Participate in Planned Festival

Jun 11, 2024

The Youth Secretariat in Angola’s Catholic Archdiocese of Luanda has called on young people in the Metropolitan See to “massively participate” in the youth festival scheduled for August 7-11.

Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias during the presentation of the Youth Festival in Luanda Archdiocese. Credit: Fest-Jovem

Youths in Angola Seek to “encounter faith” in Planned Archdiocesan Festival

Jun 10, 2024

Plans are underway in the Catholic Archdiocese of Luanda in Angola for a youth festival that will offer young people an opportunity to renew their faith in Christ.