President and First Lady, special guests at anniversary of ordination of Monsignor Juan Nsue Edjang

ON 7th May, the Archbishop of Malabo, Monsignor Juan Nsue Edjang Meye, celebrated the seventh anniversary of his ordination as bishop, with a thanksgiving mass at Malabo Cathedral. The presidential couple, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and Constancia Mangue de Obiang, were special guests at the commemoration, together with relatives, and members of the clergy from various parishes in Malabo.

On 25th March 1995, Monsignor Juan Nsue Edjang Meye was ordained deacon and priest by Monsignor Ildefonso Obama Obono, who also administered the sacrament of confirmation.

Sixteen years later, on 7th May 2011, he was ordained Bishop at the San Pedro Claver Cathedral in Ebebiyin, and on 25th April 2015, he took over as Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Malabo, assuming as a consequence the responsibility of president of the Episcopal Conference of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

From that moment, and according to his declarations, Monsignor Nsue Edjang Meye has brought about a renewal of the work of the Catholic Church in Equatorial Guinea, through the establishment of cordial, collaborative relations with the State.

He also declared that the main challenge as president of the Episcopal Conference is to unite and protect priests in the faith, promoting in them a fresh impulse based on Evangelisation.

The archbishop also declared the desire of the church to work towards training young people and, as pastor of the Catholic Church in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, he sent a message to the population encouraging them to keep the faith.

Following a final blessing, Monsignor Juan Nsue Edjang offered a reception for the guests.

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

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