Date of publication: 27/07/2022

President-General begins official visit to two African countries: Angola and Sao tome and Principe

Council General International

This is the second missionary trip of the President to Africa

After participating in the “All Africa Assembly 2022” (AAA 2022) in Nairobi, Kenya, brother Renato Lima de Oliveira will be traveling, between July 25 and August 4, to two other African nations: Angola and Sao tome and Principe.

In both countries the agendas are quite similar, including meetings with the National Council, open event for the members, interviews for Catholic media, audiences with bishops, celebrations, home visits and events with the youth.

Brother Renato will also deliver a lecture on the importance of the Council General for the SSVP, at which time he will answer questions from those present. Brother Ilídio Manhique (ITVP Africa 2) will accompany the presidential visit.

“This is the second time, as President General, that I come to Africa. I feel at home here, because of the affectionate manner in which I am received. Africa is the continent of hope and charity, and our Society has been growing and flourishing, in quantity and quality,” said President Renato Lima.

Before attending the AAA 2022, on July 19, the President General also met with about 300 Kenyan brothers and sisters, in a morning of formation in which he talked about the programs, projects and initiatives underway within the Council General.

Since he took office in 2016, 43 countries have already been visited, and 15 more should be visited by the end of the mandate in September 2023. We wish him every success in this new missionary journey.

AngolaSao Tome and Principe
Population: 33 millionInhabitants: 220 thousand
Catholic Percentage: 45%Catholic Percentage: 80%
Conferences: 90Conferences: 4
Members: 2,000Members: 80