São Vicente: Bishop from the Diocese of Mindelo celebrates ten years of episcopal ordination made of “many challenges and blessings”

Mindelo, Apr 22 (Inforpress) – The bishop from the Diocese of Mindelo, Don Ildo Fortes, celebrated this Wednesday, with solemn Mass, the ten years of his episcopal ordination, which he said was one of “many challenges, but also of many blessings”.

The ordination took place on April 3, 2011 and the inauguration on April 9 of the same year, but only today the diocese decided to officially celebrate, with a Mass in the Nossa Senhora da Luz Cathedral, because the dates this year fell on Easter days, as explained by Don Ildo Fortes in statements to journalists.

At the moment, all the priests of the parishes of the Diocese of Mindelo are in São Vicente, who participated in the ceremony together with other religious, who filled the church.

“The ordination of a bishop is not a particular event, it is above all a church event, that is, the dimension of the community is something extraordinary,” said Don Ildo Fortes, admitting that this decade at the service of the church was made of “many challenges”.



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