Head of State and First Lady celebrate feast of Saint Peter Claver in Nsok Nsomo

The commemoration of this feast of the patron of Nsok Nsomo, Saint Peter Claver, had a special significance due to the participation of the presidential couple, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and Constancia Mangue de Obiang, who were invited by the inhabitants of the district.

The 9th September was a day of great joy for the Christian community of Nsok Nsomo, as they celebrated their patron alongside the presidential couple.

The mass was said by the Bishops Monsignor Miguel A´┐Żngel Nguema bee, from the Diocese of Ebibeyin, Calixto Paulino, from Evinayong, and ten priests, including Niceforo Obama Eyene. Also present were numerous members of the political and social classes from the country.

The Nsok Nsomo mission was founded on 7th October, 1947, by the missionary Francisco Egusquiza, as a reduction on the Saint Luke Christian community from Mengaha Eseng. it was raised to a parish community by Monsignor Ildefonso Obama Obono on 5th January, 1984, and under the patronage of Saint Peter Claver y Corbero and Saint Paul the Apostle of the Gentiles, it was entrusted to the Claretian Missionaries until the middle of the year 2000.

The Eucharist was celebrated with the Gospel according to Saint John, and the celebrant bishop spoke about the 40 years of the apostleship of Peter Claver, as patron of slaves.

The parish of Saint Peter Claver has a large number of sons ordained as priests, and is made up of 30 chapels, a sanctuary with two priests and a deacon, and over 130 pastoral agents. Its communities are structured in three pastoral areas.

During the mass, twelve children received their first communion, and with this liturgical act the feast of the patron for this year came to a close.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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