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Fr. Celestino Epalanga

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.

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

Churches in Angola Urged to Create Spaces to Welcome Victims of “political conflicts”

Jun 2, 2024

The Executive Secretary of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST) has called on churches to “create spaces” for those affected by “political conflict” in the country.

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

Angola “moving towards an authoritarian state”, Catholic Official Says, Decries Repression

Feb 18, 2024

The democratic space in the Southern African nation of Angola is “gradually” shrinking, 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.

Le père Celestino Epalanga, secrétaire exécutif de la Commission catholique pour la justice et la paix (CCJP) en Angola et à São Tomé. Crédit : Vatican Media

Elections in Angola Peaceful Despite “a few glitches”: Catholic Entity Official

Aug 25, 2022

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 that Angola's fifth general elections conducted on Wednesday, August 24 went on peacefully despite “a few glitches”.

Fr. Celestino Epalanga, Executive Secretary of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in Angola and São Tomé. Credit: Vatican Media

Catholic Bishops’ Commission in Angola Fosters “reconciliation” After 20 Years of Peace

Apr 6, 2022

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in Angola and São Tomé is seeking to “awaken people's consciences” on the need to foster three aspects of reconciliation in Angola, two decades since civil war ended in the Southern African nation.