ANGOLA: RELIGION/ANGOP/9/11/17 SABANews 1
LUANDA – Culture Minister CAROLINA CERQUEIRA of ANGOLA has urged religious groups in her country to respect the national laws and defend the common wellbeing of the people.
She has made the call in a meeting with the leader of the IGREJA TEOSÓFICA ESPÍRITA, Prophetess SUZETH JOÃO and Reverend LUÍS NGUIMBI of the ANGOLAN CHRISTIAN FORUM.
Minister CERQUEIRA says churches are the privileged partners of government; and their social duty must contribute to the comfort of the population as well as help strengthen national material and spiritual factors.
She also emphasises on the role churches play in the process of socialisation of people and bolstering of social, moral, civic, and patriotic values – based on brotherhood, solidarity, and respect.
However, Minister CERQUEIRA says she is concerned about the increasing number of sects and self-proclaimed religious groups that are creating instability through anti-social practices offensive to public moral and human dignity.
The ANGOLAN Cabinet member says the authorities are going to make efforts to fight against bogus churches through the legal systems of the country./Sabanews/cam