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Bishop hopeful of Angola’s recovery

Madeleine Davies

by Madeleine Davies

Posted: 26 Jul 2013 @ 12:05

BISHOPS with large dioceses might spare a thought for the Rt Revd André Soares, whose flock is dispersed across a land five times bigger than the United Kingdom.

Bishop of Angola since 2003, Bishop Soares oversees 50 parishes, 96 congregations, and 67 priests. The faithful now number 57,000, compared with 25,000 in 2007.

This month, the Bishop (far right, with Archbishop Welby) arrived in London to celebrate the 15th anniversary of a covenant between the diocese of ...

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