Angola’s Catholic Church has welcomed President Joao Lourenço’s decision to allow its Radio Ecclesia station to broadcast throughout the country.
The decision marks the end of a “great injustice”, Angola Episcopal Conference spokesman Jose Manuel Imbaba said.
At present, Radio Ecclesia can only be heard in the capital, Luanda. The decision marks a rapprochement between the government and the church, which has, at times, been critical of the government.
Radio France International quoted President Lourenço as saying at a news conference:
The expansion of the broadcasts will help us, maybe, to stop the proliferation of sects which have appeared in our country in the past years.”