Zacarias Kamwenho

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Zacarias Kamwenho
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Zacarias Kamwenho
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Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Monsignor
Posthumous style none

Zacarias Kamwenho (born September 5, 1934 in Chimbundo, Huambo, Angola) is an Angolan archbishop and peace activist.

He was made a bishop in 1974 and has served as the Archbishop of Lubango since 1997.[1] In 2001 he acted as a mediator in the Angolan Civil War and chaired the Episcopal Conference of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST) and the Ecumenical Committee for Peace in Angola (COIEPA), which was established in April 2000 and brings together the Catholic CEAST, the Angolan Evangelical Alliance (AEA) and the Council of Christian Churches in Angola (CICA)[2]

He was named co-winner of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought by the European Parliament in 2001.

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