The President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, has opened the new church in Rebola, replacing the one which burned in a fire in 2015. The ceremony also featured the Apostolic Nuncio, Julio Murat, representing H. H. Pope Francis I, and the Archbishop of Malabo, Juan Nsue Edjang.
The ceremony began with words from the Mayor of Rebola, who remembered the first time the church was built, from 1939 to 1940, and thanked the Head of State for executing this new work. For that and in the name of the entire community, you are given the title “Favourite Son of Rebola”.
Speeches were also heard by representatives from the construction company, and the Minister for Public Works, Housing and Town Planning, Diosdado Nsue Medja. In his speech he described the work, which covers an area of 572 metres�, has the capacity for 300 people, and was fully financed by the Government.
President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo issued a message of peace and tranquillity to the inhabitants of Rebola, and congratulations for their Patron’s Holiday, and declared that he felt very much like a favourite son of the municipality of Rebola.
In addition, he praised the Papal Nuncio and the Archbishop of Malabo for their work as leaders of the Catholic Church in Equatorial Guinea, We are not gong backwards, but forwards, and for that reason we have to change our mentality, and it is necessary to work with a realistic view. Due to the cause of the fire in the church of Rebola we have built a new church, but progress does not have to be the exclusive realm of the Government; the people of Rebola must also work for the progress of their municipality”.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea