All Africa.com report: The remains of bishop of south-western Namibe province diocese, Dom Feliciano Mateus Tomás, arrived Wednesday in the region's capital.
Dom Feliciano Mateus Tomás died on October 30 as a result of a car accident in Chongoroi locality, central Benguela province.
The ceremony of reception of the remains is being attended by Dom 'scar Braga, Benguela emeritus bishop, Government officials, representatives of political parties, religious entities and others.
Speaking to Angop at Yuri Gagarine airport, Dom Bilingue, southern Huila province's capital city (Lubango) archdiocese bishop, said that Christians are facing a hard moment caused by the death of the Namibe bishop.
The priest was born on February 21, 1958, in Chinguar district, in central Bié province.
Dom Mateus Feliciano was appointed bishop by Pope Benedict XVI and ordained bishop on June 21, 2009, at See Cathedral of central Huambo province, having been sworn in as Namibe bishop on July 5, 2009.