Head of State receives mission from the Holy See

This week in Equatorial Guinea three new bishops and two dioceses are to be ordained and consecrated. The ceremony will take place in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, in Mongomo, the Provincial capital of Wele Nzas.

For the ceremony of 20th May, the Holy See has sent an important delegation, led by the Cardinal and Prefect of the Congregation and Evangelisation of the peoples, Fernando Filoni and Piero Pioppo, Nuncio for Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon, resident in Yaunde, together with the Archbishop and President of the National Episcopal Conference, Juan Nsue Edjang Meye.

At the reception they covered the ordination of three new bishops for the dioceses of Ebebiyin, Mongomo and Evinayong, and their subsequent consecration, following their respective appointments by Pope Francis.

State-Church relations was another of the matters dealt with at the audience, which was also attended by the Minister for Justice, Worship and Penitentiary Institutions, Evangelina Filomena Oyo Ebule and Salomon Nfa Ndong, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.

The ordination and consecration of new bishops and dioceses shows the great importance that the Republic of Equatorial Guinea has within international religious activities. For that reason, the Government has been working to improve religious infrastructures throughout the country, including the construction of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, in Mongomo.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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