All Africa report: The special envoy of Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Frank Rode, arrived in Luanda today for the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the Conference of Religious Men and Women of Angola taking place on October 22-25.
Addressing the press, Cardinal Rode, Prefect of the Office of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic, said to hold a word of encouragement from the Holy Father to the angolan people.
"Now that Angola is emerging from a war with the reconstruction on the horizon, the consecrated life has a say, which builds both materially and spiritually" - he said stating that reconstruction must be directed to education and health in a continent eyeing the future with hope.
He said the conference is considering the Synod of african bishops held recently in Rome, Italy, under the motto "Reconciliation, Justice and Peace". http://allafrica.com/stories/201010250354.html