28 November 2012

Angola: Culture Worried About Churches Fuelling Violence

Lubango — The Culture sector in the southern Huila province is concerned about some churches that perform political activities and other practices that encourage violence during the worship.

The concern was expressed Tuesday by the local director of Culture Marcelina Gomes while speaking to Angop on spreading of the sects in the region.

The official said that most of the churches engaged in such activities are those that are not recognized by the Angolan State.

According to her, instead of playing their true role in conveying the God's word some religious organisations perform acts that spark violence and witchcraft practices, under the cultural aspects of the region.

The province of Huíla controls currently 50 recognised churches, 18 religious associations, 96 with pending process and 44 operate illegally.

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