On Monday 5th June, the Equatoguinean presidential couple, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and Constancia Mangue de Obiang, attended a thanksgiving mass at Malabo Cathedral.
The ceremony took place to mark the 75th Anniversary of the birth of President Obiang, and was attended by family, friends and acquaintances, together with senior figures from the country, among them the Vice President of the Republic, Charged with Defence and National Security, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue; the presidents of constitutional bodies; the Prime Minister, Charged with Administrative Coordination, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, and the PDGE General Secretary, Jeronimo Osa Osa Ecoro.
Following the first reading from the Book of Tobias, Monsignor Juan Nsue Edjang Maye based his homily on St. Mark’s Gospel, comparing the actions of the President of the Republic with those of a man who looked after his vineyard and workers.
Furthermore, the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Malabo congratulated the Head of State, and invited him to continue to put God before all.
After the mass, the guests attended a reception offered by the presidential couple at the People’s Palace, as expected from the programme of events organised to mark the anniversary.
The reception was attended by the King of Swaziland, H. M. Mswati III, as guest of honour.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea