News of Lusaphone Province proposal

[Source: Bishop Carlos and ACSA September 2020]

The recent Anglican Church of Southern Africa synod meeting discussed the vision of the formation of a lusaphone province of the Anglican Church, to cover Angola and Mozambique.

The communiqué says:

“The Dioceses in Mozambique and Angola updated Synod members on the vision for the formation of a Portuguese-speaking Province. Synod reaffirmed its support for the vision.”

(The full communiqué is available here.)

The Bishops of the Angola and Mozambique Dioceses

Bishops(L to R) Bishop Carlos of Lebombo, Bishop André of Angola, Bishop Vicente of Niassa, Bishop Manuel of Nampula

Bishop Carlos, Bishop of Lebombo in Mozambique, said:

“I would like to use this moment to inform you that today, during the meeting of the Permanent Commission of the Provincial Synod, the Motion of Resolution was approved authorizing the creation of a new Anglican Province of Southern Africa composed of the Portuguese-speaking dioceses of Angola and Mozambique with their respective new dioceses. These are two processes that run almost simultaneously. Clarify that the right of formation of the Province transcends the Province and therefore, with the decision made, His Grace Archbishop Thabo, will refer the Process of formation of the Province to the Anglican Communion that is the person entitled for the purpose. It is a giant growth step. It is a huge challenge. Let us, with joy and faith, give our best to allow God to do his will. We will write more about it. Let us pray fervently. He who called us will not abandon us. The Province will be called ANGLICAN CHURCH OF MOZAMBIQUE AND ANGOLA. Inform our believers and ask for prayer for this work.”