Cabo Delgado, 03 September, 2020 / 7:21 pm (ACI Africa).
The Bishop of Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese played host to the country’s President earlier this week to discuss the insurgent attacks and humanitarian crisis in Cabo Delgado Province, a region within the Catholic Diocese of Pemba, the Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) reported Wednesday, September 2.
“On 31 August 2020 President Felipe Nyusi held a meeting with Bishop Luis Fernando Lisboa at the Episcopal Palace in Pemba,” the leadership of IMBISA reported September 2, adding that President Nyusi had responded to Bishop Lisboa’s invitation.
The meeting between the two leaders has been described as “private” and the details of their discussion have not been disclosed.
Addressing journalists after the August 31 meeting, Bishop Lisboa said that President Nyusi “was happy and grateful for the invitation and praised the role of the Church in Cabo Delgado.”
The Brazilian-born Bishop thanked the President for honoring his invitation and described their August 31 encounter as having been “rich” and “fruitful.”