14 January 2013

Angola: New Leader of Kimbanguist Church Pledges to Work With Love

Luanda — The leader of the Jesus Christ Church on Earth, also dubbed Simão Kimbangu or simply Kimbanguist Church, rev. Santos Diangani, on Sunday appealed to the faithful of his congregation to work in the basis of love, as stipulated in the Holy Scriptures.

The cleric said so after being sworn in to the post of chairman of the church's National College.

"We are not new, we know the church and we've been following the challenges it faces, but on the basis of teamwork (...), let us fulfil the principle of love", he said.

Santos Diangani said he counts on the dynamic collaboration of all the provinces, municipalities, especially Luanda, choirs, groups, associations and movements.

On the occasion, the vice chairwoman of the ruling MPLA's parliamentary bench, Albertina Teresa José, congratulated the new board of the Kimbanguist Church and pledged to continue working with this congregation as a privileged partner of the state.

The act was also attended by representatives of other religious denominations, as well as by Kimbanguist faithful.

The Jesus Christ Church on Earth was founded on 06 April 1921 by prophet Simão Kimbangu, in the Nkamba locality (DR Congo). It is recognised by the Angolan authorities and it is represented in very province of Angola.

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