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Catholic Church in Angola

Bishop Martín Lasarte Topolansky of Angola’s Lwena Diocese. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Catholic Bishop in Angola Cautions against Corruption “game”, Urges Honest Living

Jan 24, 2024

Bishop Martín Lasarte Topolansky of Angola’s Lwena Diocese has cautioned against the “game” of corruption. 

Members of the Daughters of St. Mary of Guadalupe (FSMG) in Angola during their 40th anniversary celebration. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

At 40th Anniversary, Catholic Nuns in Angola Urged to “prepare foundations for future”

Jan 24, 2024

Members of the Daughters of St. Mary of Guadalupe (FSMG) in Angola have been urged to look into the future with vision and strategy as they mark four decades of service in the Southern African nation. 

Bishop António Lungieki Pedro Bengui. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Bishop in Angola Calls for Promotion of “values of unity, communion, fraternity”

Jan 23, 2024

Bishop António Lungieki Pedro Bengui has called on followers of Christ in Angola to be part of the promoters of values that are consistent with their faith, including the value of working together and being considerate to each other.

Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of Caxito Diocese in Angola. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

“Insensitive”: Bishop in Angola to Politicians Purchasing Luxury Cars amid Growing Poverty

Jan 19, 2024

Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of Caxito Diocese in Angola has called out parliamentarians in the country for purchasing and flashing luxury cars, saying the legislators are “insensitive” to the needs of the poor.

Late Fr. Jorge Luis Rodríguez Baquero, the Provincial Superior of the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians/Lazarists-C.M) in Angola. Credit: Vincentians/Lazarists-C.M

Catholic Missionary Priest in Angola Eulogized for Witnessing “God’s love for the poor”

Jan 17, 2024

Fr. Jorge Luis Rodríguez Baquero, the Provincial Superior of the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians/Lazarists-C.M) in Angola, who died in a January 14 road accident has been eulogized as a witness to the love of God for the marginalized.

Bishop Estêvão Binga, Auxiliary Bishop of Angola’s Benguela Diocese. Credit: Benguela Diocese

Catholic Bishop in Angola Cautions Parents against Child Labor, Advocates for Virtues

Jan 15, 2024

The Auxiliary Bishop of Angola’s Benguela Diocese has cautioned parents against child labor in the Southern African nation.

Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of Caxito Diocese in Angola. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Let’s “do something”: Catholic Bishop on Supporting Flood Victims in Angolan Province

Jan 14, 2024

Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of Caxito Diocese in Angola has appealed for support for victims of floods in the country’s Bengo Province.

Pious Society of the Daughters of St. Paul (FSP/Pauline Sisters) in Angola

“Extremely fruitful”: Pauline Sister on Society’s 25-Year-Old Mission in Angola

Jan 14, 2024

The service of the members of the Pious Society of the Daughters of St. Paul (FSP/Pauline Sisters) in Angola for the last 25 years has been “extremely fruitful”, a member of the Society has said.

Archbishop Gabriel Mbilingi of Angola’s Lubango Archdiocese. Credit: Radio Ecclesia Angola

Episcopal Anniversary: Archbishop in Angola Urges Faithful to be “visible signs of unity"

Jan 13, 2024

At the Eucharistic celebration to mark 24 years since he was Ordained Bishop, the Local Ordinary of Angola’s Lubango Archdiocese has urged the people of God to be “visible signs of unity” in the Church.

Members of the Association for the Promotion of Women in the Angolan Catholic Church (PROMAICA). Credit: Diniz Simão-ANGOP

Congress of Catholic Entity in Angola Ends with Call on Women to Make Rational Use of ICTs

Jan 11, 2024

The Annual Congress of the Association for the Promotion of Women in the Angolan Catholic Church (PROMAICA) has ended with a call on women in the Southern African nation to make rational use of new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).

Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of Caxito Diocese in Angola. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

“Be more responsible”: Catholic Bishop in Angola to Drivers amid Surge in Road Accidents

Jan 11, 2024

Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of Caxito Diocese in Angola has weighed in on the reported spike in road accidents in the Southern African nation, and called for responsible driving. 

Silver Jubilee: Pauline Sisters in Angola Lauded for Evangelizing with “tools of our time”

Jan 10, 2024

Members of the Pious Society of the Daughters of St. Paul (FSP/Pauline Sisters) in Angola have been lauded for their commitment to spreading the Gospel by engaging “tools of our time”. 

Credit: ACI Africa

Newly Ordained Priest in Angola Cautioned against Celebrating Holy Mass as “a ritual”

Jan 9, 2024

Bishop Emílio Sumbelelo of Viana Diocese in Angola has cautioned Deacon Pedro Lucau Caganjo Massuca, whom he ordained a Priest against celebrating daily Holy Mass everyday as “a ritual function”. 

Archbishop José Manuel Imbamba of Angola’s Saurimo Archdiocese, President of the Bishops' Conference of Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe (CEAST). Credit: João Vissesse/ACI Africa

Prisons Not for “frustration”, Catholic Archbishop in Angola Says, Decries Overcrowding

Jan 7, 2024

Archbishop José Manuel Imbamba of Angola’s Saurimo Archdiocese has emphasized the need to improve the living conditions of inmates at Luzia Prison in the country’s Lunda Sul Province.

St. Peter's Dome. | Credit: dade72 via Shutterstock

No Blessing of “irregular unions” in Mozambique, Angola, São Tomé and Príncipe: Bishops

Jan 6, 2024

Church leaders in Africa, who have prohibited the implementation of Fiducia Supplicans (FS) in their Episcopal Sees and territories they govern.

Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias with Laywomen of Luanda Archdiocese during the launch of the Sixth Edition of Solidarity Christmas 2023. Credit: Luanda Archdiocese

Angolan Catholic Archdiocese Launches Christmas Initiative to Support the Vulnerable

Dec 25, 2023

The Catholic Archdiocese of Luanda in Angola has launched a Christmas Solidarity Initiative to reach out to thousands of vulnerable persons in Parishes within the Metropolitan See.

Archbishop Zeferino Zeca Martins, President of the Episcopal Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People (CEPAMI) in Angola. Credit: Vatican Media

International Migrants Day: Archbishop in Angola Advocates for “reference structure”

Dec 18, 2023

On the occasion of the annual International Migrants Day marked December 18, the President of the Episcopal Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People (CEPAMI) in Angola has appealed for the creation of a “reference structure” to assist migrants.

The ten Priests ordained on 9 December 2023 in the Archdiocese of Luanda. Credit: Archdiocese of Luanda

Newly Ordained Catholic Priests in Angola Urged to Foster Ministry of “healing the wounds”

Dec 13, 2023

The 10 newly ordained Priests in Angola’s Luanda Archdiocese have been urged to foster the healing ministry, bringing hope after the example of Jesus Christ to the people of God under their pastoral care.

Archbishop José de Queirós Alves. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

At Sisters’ Jubilee in Angola, Archbishop Urges Renewal of Covenant with the Risen Lord

Dec 9, 2023

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the presence in Angola of the Sisters of the Society of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus (STJ), also called Teresian Sisters, a Catholic Archbishop in the Southern African nation is inviting the Sisters to renew their covenant with the Risen Lord.

Archbishop Luzizila Kiala (right), Bishop Vicente Carlos Kiaziku (left), and Bishop Belmiro Cuica Chissengueti (center). Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Advent Sunday I: Catholic Bishops in Angola Call for Vigilance, Peace in Families

Dec 6, 2023

On the First Sunday of Advent marked on December 3, Catholic Bishops in Angola have called for vigilance, and called on the people of God in the Southern African nation to pray for and foster peace in their respective families.