On 12th December, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and Constancia Mangue de Obiang, celebrated a thanksgiving mass at Malabo Cathedral, to mark the 50th anniversary of their wedding.
The mass was said by the Archbishop of Malabo, Monsignor Juan Nsue Edjang, who was assisted by other members of the clergy on the altar. It was attended by national and international figures, friends and acquaintances, including the Vice-President of the Republic, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue; the PDGE General Secretary, Jeronimo Osa Osa Ecoro; presidents from the constitutional bodies; the Prime Minister of the Government, Charged with Administrative Coordination, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, the Prince of Dubai, and the ex president of Benin.
After the first and second readings, Juan Nsue Edjang focussed his sermon of the Gospel of Saint Luke.
After the homily, there were unforgettable, emotional moments, such as the reaffirmation of love by the presidential couple, and the offering.
During the solemn mass, the President of the Republic, Head of State and Government, and President Founder of the PDGE, had words of thanks for those present and, before the final blessing, there was a reading of a message of congratulations sent by Pope Francis to the presidential couple to mark their golden wedding.
It is worth recalling that two months after gaining national independence, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and Constancia Mangue Nsue Okomo entered into holy matrimony in the parish church of Our Lady Virgin of Guadalupe in Mongomo, on 12th December 1968.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office