Br Ivair Bueno de Carvalho elected president of the Franciscan Foundation of Angola

On 27 July 2022, the Immaculate Mother of God Foundation of Angola, gathered in Chapter, elected Br Ivair Bueno de Carvalho as President. In addition, the following were elected to the Council: Br José Morais Cambolo, Br Marco Antonio dos Santos and Br Ermelindo Francisco Bambi.

Br Ivair Bueno de Carvalho was born on 31 January 1973 in Sorocaba (SP), Brazil. He entered the Order of Friars Minor through the Province of the Immaculate Conception of Brazil in 1993. He made his First Vows in 1998 and Solemn Profession on 30 July 2005. He studied Philosophy at St Bonaventure Institute in Curitiba (PR), Brazil, and Theology at the Franciscan Theological Institute in Petropolis (RJ), Brazil. In 2001, he was sent as a missionary to Angola, working in Luanda, Malange and Kibala. After spending some time in Brazil, he returned to Angola in 2009.

The Immaculate Mother of God Foundation of Angola, dependent on the Immaculate Conception Province in Brazil, currently has 83 friars, of whom 16 are solemnly professed, 59 in initial formation and eight novices. The friars are engaged in pastoral service in the various missions and radio stations, spiritual assistance to the Poor Clares and education of the young.

The Franciscan Foundation of Angola Chapter was presided over by Br Paulo Roberto Pereira, Minister Provincial.