Bishop Benedito Roberto remains laid to rest in Quissole

  • Bispo de Malanje, Dom Benedito Roberto
Malanje - The remains of the Metropolitan Archbishop of Malanje, Dom Benedito Roberto, were buried on Thursday afternoon in the cemetery of the Quissole sector, municipality of Malanje.

The ceremony was witnessed only by members of the Bishops' Conference of Angola and São Tome (CEAST), relatives and members of the provincial government, taking into account the constraints imposed by Covid-19.

On the occasion, the president of CEAST, Dom Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias, described the death of the Archbishop of Malanje as a harsh blow to the Catholic Church in Angola.

He underlined the different facets of the prelate, with emphasis on his simple, docile and dialoguing way of making his life an itinerary of consecration and love for God.

Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias also emphasized the contribution of Benedito Roberto in priestly promotion and training, opening of Radio Ecclesia in Malanje, Pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Pungo-Andongo, among other achievements that have marked the life of the church in the country.

For his part, the Bishop of Benguela, Dom Antonio Jaca, called on the priests to perpetuate Dom Benedito Roberto figure, through the spread of the Gospel and living for the more vulnerable people.

 

The ceremony was witnessed only by members of the Bishops' Conference of Angola and São Tome (CEAST), relatives and members of the provincial government, taking into account the constraints imposed by Covid-19.

On the occasion, the president of CEAST, Dom Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias, described the death of the Archbishop of Malanje as a harsh blow to the Catholic Church in Angola.

He underlined the different facets of the prelate, with emphasis on his simple, docile and dialoguing way of making his life an itinerary of consecration and love for God.

Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias also emphasized the contribution of Benedito Roberto in priestly promotion and training, opening of Radio Ecclesia in Malanje, Pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Pungo-Andongo, among other achievements that have marked the life of the church in the country.

For his part, the Bishop of Benguela, Dom Antonio Jaca, called on the priests to perpetuate Dom Benedito Roberto figure, through the spread of the Gospel and living for the more vulnerable people.