Angola: Bishop Welcomes Civic, Moral Values

Bishop of the Diocese of the south-west Namibe province, Dom Dionisio Hisilenapo Friday stressed the role of civic and moral values in ensuring a healthy coexistence and harmony in society.

Speaking at the opening of the 1st Assembly of Catholic Women's Promotion ( Promaica ) running from 17th to 19th January , the church authority said that women are the linchpin of society for their active participation in various social projects , both in constructive attitudes and faith.

He said that the dioceses of the country, feel the work performed by women and their commitment to active participation in various social projects in which they have given their best.

In her turn, the national coordinator of the promotion of Catholic women in Angola, Maria Helena Fernandes said that the "Promaica" will establish partnership with other women's organizations in the country.

According to her, this initiative will enable to combat violence within society , fighting against drug use, prostitution and crimes including theft.

The event is also addressing matters like the escape the responsibilities of fatherhood and failure to provide food by parents to their children and abandoning the family.

Assess the difficulties among women, corporal and moral offenses, violence against children are the topics under discussion during the assembly.

The participants will also discuss the duties and rights of women, leadership and human resource management as well as the phenomenon of Islamism and impact in society.

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