AFRICA/ANGOLA and SAO TOME - Jubilee celebrations of the Pontifical Mission Societies

Saturday, 11 June 2022 pontifical mission societies   anniversaries   evangelization  

Luanda (Agenzia Fides) - Many participated with enthusiasm in the different initiatives organized in May by the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) of the Episcopal Conference of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST) on the occasion of the anniversaries of the PMS (see Fides, 3/5/2022).
The Dioceses gave life to a busy calendar of initiatives capable of including everyone and raising awareness in different ways on the Jubilee celebrations of the PMS, as a significant opportunity for deepening and rediscovering the charism to look forward to the future with enthusiasm.
In the archdiocese of Lubango, missionary families had a dedicated moment with the Eucharistic celebration presided over by the National Director, Fr. Belarmine Tchipundukwa, MS. For the missionary animators, on the other hand, in the Archdiocese of Saurimo, a regional meeting was held with the participation of the missionary animators of the Dioceses of Dundo, Luena and Saurimo; for children and adolescents the occasion of celebration was the Diocesan Days of Childhood and Missionary Adolescence in the Dioceses of Namibe, Ondjiva, Menongue, Benguela, Luanda, Caxito, Viana, in particular for the centenary of the denomination of the Pontifical 'Society of the Holy Childhood.
At the end of the jubilee month, on May 29, in the Municipality of Bocoio, in the Diocese of Benguela, an impressive event was held that saw children, adolescents, young people, adults and families gather together. “The PMS in Angola and São Tomé continue to grow and make progress - explains Anacleto da Silva, National Secretary of the PMS of Angola and São Tomé - They are present in all the Dioceses of CEAST, the result of the constant work of the animators and missionary counselors. Now we will continue with the missionary experience, preparing for the month of October 2022”. (EG) (Agenzia Fides, 11/6/2022)