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Catholic Church in Angola

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

Scouting “an excellent way of building Christian, social life”: Catholic Bishop in Angola

Nov 9, 2023

Scouting is key in building an all-round individual and a better society, the Bishop of Angola’s Cabinda Diocese has said, noting that those in the scouting movement contribute to the building of a strong Christian and social life.

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

Catholic Bishop in Angola Encourages Young People to “keep the faith” amid Challenges

Nov 8, 2023

Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of Caxito Diocese in Angola has encouraged young people in his Episcopal See to “keep the faith” despite the numerous challenges they face.

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

Do Not Instill Fear in Your Employees, Angolan Bishop on Exercise of Authority

Nov 7, 2023

Bishop Belmiro Cuica Chissengueti of Angola’s Cabinda Diocese has urged managers to be conscious of the quality of the authority and power exercised over their employees, noting that employers who seek to instill fear in their subjects run the risk of being seen as authoritarian.

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

Prioritize “human resources” in Education, Health Centres: Bishop in Angola to Government

Nov 6, 2023

Bishop Martín Lasarte Topolansky of Angola’s Lwena Diocese has urged the government to prioritize “human resources” education and health facilities, especially those in rural areas.

Archbishop Zeferino Zeca Martins of Angola’s Huambo Archdiocese. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Be “models, living witnesses” of Faith to Children: Angolan Catholic Archbishop to Parents

Nov 4, 2023

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. 

Late Bishop José Nambi of Kwito-Bié Diocese in Angola. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Late Bishop of Kwito-Bié Diocese Remembered for Missionary Work in Angola

Nov 3, 2023

Bishop José Nambi of Kwito-Bié Diocese in Angola, who died on 31 October 2022, has been remembered for his missionary contribution to the Church in the Southern African nation.

Bishop António Francisco Jaca of Benguela Diocese in Angola. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Pray for Persecuted Christians, “show solidarity”: Angolan Bishop on Mission Sunday

Oct 23, 2023

On the occasion of World Mission Sunday marked on October 22, the Catholic Bishop of Benguela Diocese in Angola has appealed for solidarity with Christians who suffer persecution around the world.

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

Mission Sunday: Catholic Bishop in Angolan Urges PMC to “be authentic missionaries”

Oct 23, 2023

Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of Caxito Diocese in Angola has urged members of the Diocesan Pontifical Missionary Childhood (PMC) to be engaged in the mission of the Church as “authentic missionaries”.

Bishop Estanislau Marques Chindekasse of Dundo Diocese in Angola. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

“Completely abandoned”: Catholic Bishop in Angola on State of Roads in His Episcopal See

Oct 22, 2023

Bishop Estanislau Marques Chindekasse of Dundo Diocese in Angola has decried the poor state of roads in his Episcopal See, a situation he said has made the movement of goods and services in the region impossible.

Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias of Angola’s Luanda Archdiocese. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Catholic Doctors in Angola Encouraged to “find time” to Volunteer in Parishes

Oct 22, 2023

Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias of Angola’s Luanda Archdiocese has called on Catholic Doctors in the country to set aside some time within their schedules to engage in volunteer work in the parishes.

Members of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA) in Angola. Credit: FMA

“We exist to evangelize by educating”, Salesian Nuns on Ways to Mark 40 Years in Angola

Oct 21, 2023

Members of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA), also called Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco, have underscored their commitment to evangelize by facilitating formal education in Angola as they celebrate four decades of service in the Southern African nation.

Archbishop Zeferino Zeca Martins of Angola’s Huambo Archdiocese. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Archbishop in Angola Urges Seminarians to “persevere even in the face of various crises”

Oct 18, 2023

The Archbishop of Angola’s Huambo Archdiocese has urged Seminarians in the country to exercise perseverance in their divine calling, striving “to be instructed by the Lord” amid challenges that they might be exposed to. 

Bishop Firmino David of Sumbe Diocese in Angola. Credit: Radio Maria Angola

Catholic Bishop in Angola Decries “increase in crime” amid Socio-Economic Challenges

Oct 16, 2023

Bishop Firmino David of Sumbe Diocese in Angola has decried the “increase in crime” in the Southern African nation amid socio-economic challenges.

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

Catholic Bishop in Angola Cautions against Selfishness and Greed, Calls for Stewardship

Oct 14, 2023

Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of Caxito Diocese in Angola has cautioned the people of God in the Southern African nation against greed and selfish tendencies, and called for the fostering of stewardship and the common good.

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

Catholic Bishop Advocates for Formal Education in Angola’s Rural Communities

Oct 10, 2023

Bishop Belmiro Cuica Chissengueti of Angola’s Cabinda Diocese is advocating for formal education in the Southern African nation’s rural communities to address the challenge of rural-urban migration.

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Jesuit Priest in Angola Welcomes Court Decision to Reject Decree on Recovered Assets

Oct 10, 2023

The National Director for Justice and Peace Commission of the Bishops' Conference of Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe (CEAST) has welcomed the Constitutional Court decision in Angola to reject a presidential decree allocating 10 percent of recovered assets to the Public Prosecutor's Office and the courts. 

Elisabeth Sophie Schindegger attending to a child at the Nzeto Municipal Hospital Maternity Ward in northern Angola, where she volunteered as a midwife. Credit: Elisabeth Sophie Schindegger

Austrian Midwife Shares Joy of Serving Alongside Catholic Missionary Sisters in Angola

Oct 8, 2023

Elisabeth Sophie Schindegger has fond memories of the Nzeto Municipal Hospital Maternity Ward in northern Angola, where she volunteered as a midwife until towards the end of September.

Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias with the new Parish Priest of the newly created St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish,  Fr. Dinis Bezerra da Silva. Credit: Radio Ecclesia Angola

Spiritual Maturity, Option for Poor among Qualities of Parish Priest: Angolan Archbishop

Oct 7, 2023

Spiritual and psychological maturity and the preferential option for the poor are among the qualities Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias expects the newly installed Parish Priest in his Metropolitan See to exhibit.

Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Mission Month: Catholic Official in Angola Advocates for Action-based Solidarity with Poor

Oct 5, 2023

During the month of mission, October, the people of God in Angola need to go beyond proclaiming the Gospel in mere words, and manifest their solidarity with the poor and needy through actions. 

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St. Francis of Assisi: Catholic Official in Angola Calls for Actions “in favor of planet”

Oct 4, 2023

The people of God in Angola need to avoid actions that contribute to the destruction of the planet, the National Director for Justice and Peace Commission of the Bishops' Conference of Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe (CEAST) has said.