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The Consecration of Bishop Carlos Matsinhe

Dean Carlos Simão Matsinhe has been consecrated as the new Bishop Of Lebombo, in a ceremony on 28 September 2014 in Maputo. Archbishop Thabo Makgoba (Archbishop of the Province of Southern Africa) presided. These pictures are from the service and the celebrations. Our thanks to the Diocese of Lebombo, which provided the pictures.

There is an account of the service in John Seymour’s news item, and also in his visit report (PDF file308Kb).

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Clergy procession into consecration
Clergy procession into the consecration
Bishop Dinis welcomes visitors
Bishop Dinis welcomes visitors
AB Thabo prays over Fr Carlos
Archbishop Thabo prays over Fr Carlos
Archbishop Thabo presidesArchbishop Thabo presides
bishops gathered around Fr Carlos
Bishops gathered around Fr Carlos
Fr Carlos hands anointed
Fr Carlos’ hands anointed
Fr Carlos receives Bible
Fr Carlos receives a Bible
Laying on of hands
Laying on of hands
Mitre placed on Bp Carlos head
The Mitre is placed on Bishop Carlos’ head
Bishop Carlos Matsinhe
Bishop Carlos Matsinhe
Melita Matsinhe conducts choir
Melita Matsinhe conducts the choir
Choir in consecration
Choir at the consecration
Fr Carlos wife Hortencia
Fr Carlos’ wife Hortencia
President of Mozambique watches consecration
The President of Mozambique watches the consecration
Samito Matsinhe watches consecration
Samito Matsinhe watches the consecration
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