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Catholic Church in Mozambique

Credit: Catholic Diocese of Nacala

Let’s Live Priestly Vocation “24 hours a day, every moment”: Catholic Bishop in Mozambique at Ordination of Priest

Apr 11, 2024

Catholic Priests have embraced a fulltime vocation, which they must live, responding to the needs of the people of God under their pastoral care throughout the day, Bishop Alberto Vera Aréjula of the Catholic Diocese of Nacala in Mozambique has said.

Archbishop Inácio Lucas (Left) and Archbishop João Carlos Hatoa Nunes (Right). Credit: Vatican Media

Catholic Bishops in Mozambique Call for Transparency in Voter Registration

Apr 4, 2024

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM) have called for transparency and integrity in the ongoing voter registration process in the Southern African nation.

Archbishop Inácio Saúre of the Catholic Archdiocese Nampula in Mozambique. Credit: Vatican Media

Catholic Archbishop in Mozambique Expresses Solidarity with Flood Victims “going through painful and distressing times”

Mar 31, 2024

The Catholic Archdiocese Nampula in Mozambique is in solidarity with persons affected by floods in the Southern African nation, the Local Ordinary, Archbishop Inácio Saúre, has said.  

Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula of Mozambique’s Catholic Diocese of Xai Xai. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Xai Xai

Catholic Bishop in Mozambique Emphasizes Priests’ Mission as “envoys to those who walk in affliction and pain”

Mar 29, 2024

At the anticipated Chrism Mass in his Episcopal See, Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula of Mozambique’s Catholic Diocese of Xai Xai has emphasized the mission of Priests as God’s “envoys” to the afflicted.

Bishop António Juliasse Ferreira Sandramo. Credit: ACN

Catholic Bishop in Mozambique Reports of Mass Exodus as Islamists Attack Villages

Feb 25, 2024

The Bishop of Mozambique’s Catholic Diocese of Pemba has reported of an “immense crowd” fleeing in despair as jihadists wreak havoc across villages in the embattled Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado.

Pope Francis prays at his Wednesday audience in St. Peter’s Square on April 12, 2023. | Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

Pope Francis Appeals for Prayer “without getting tired” for Peace in Sudan, Mozambique

Feb 19, 2024

Pope Francis is appealing for spiritual solidarity with the people of God in Sudan and Mozambique following protracted violent conflicts in the two African nations.

Parish Office, Our Lady Mother of Africa Mission, Mazeze. Credit: Vatican Media

“Heavily armed, everything razed”: Catholic Priest on Attack on Mozambican Town, Parish

Feb 17, 2024

The rectory, church and offices of Our Lady of Africa Mazeze Parish of the Catholic Diocese of Pemba in Mozambique were razed to ashes following the February 12 terrorist attack on the port town of Pemba, which serves as the capital of Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province.

Celebration of World Day for Consecrated Life (WDCL) at Our Lady of Rosary Cathedral of Mozambique’s Beira Archdiocese. Credit: Beira Archdiocese

Shun “temptation of material attachment”: Catholic Bishop in Mozambique to Consecrated

Feb 8, 2024

Women and men Religious need to make every effort to free their hearts from worldly attractions if they have to advance the Kingdom of God, Bishop António Manuel Bogaio Constantino has said. 

Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle during the January 28 Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Osório Citora Afonso. Credit: Nacala Diocese

Vatican Cardinal Calls on New Mozambican Bishop to “be humble, resist temptations”

Feb 1, 2024

Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle has called upon the new Auxiliary Bishop of Maputo Archdiocese in Mozambique to exercise his Episcopal Ministry in humility, striving to “resist temptations”.

Late Bishop Sebastião Soares de Resende, the pioneer Local Ordinary of Mozambique’s Beira Archdiocese. Credit: Vatican Media

Pioneer Local Ordinary of Mozambique’s Beira Archdiocese Remembered as “dedicated Pastor”

Jan 27, 2024

Late Bishop Sebastião Soares de Resende, the pioneer Local Ordinary of Mozambique’s Beira Archdiocese, has been remembered as a “dedicated pastor”, who had the best interests of the people of God under his pastoral care. 

Archbishop Luís Miguel Muñoz Cárdaba. Credit: Archdiocese of Toledo

Pope Francis Transfers Apostolic Nuncio in Sudan and Eritrea to Mozambique

Jan 23, 2024

The representative of the Holy Father in Sudan and Eritrea, Archbishop Luís Miguel Muñoz Cárdaba, has been transferred to the Southern African nation of Mozambique.

A road leading to Macomia, a district experiencing insurgency in Mozambique's northern province of Cabo Delgado. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI)

Military in Mozambique Blocking Civilians “from fleeing” Insurgency: Catholic Peace Entity

Jan 18, 2024

Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), an entity of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC), has appealed to troops fighting insurgents in Northern Mozambique to allow those affected by the violence to flee and seek safety elsewhere.

Archbishop Claudio Dalla Zuanna with the new Parish Priest of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Nhamatand Parish of Mozambique’s Beira Archdiocese, Fr. António Ticaqui Augusto. Credit: Beira Archdiocese

Foster Communion with Faithful: Archbishop to Newly Installed Parish Priest in Mozambique

Jan 16, 2024

The new Parish Priest of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Nhamatand Parish of Mozambique’s Beira Archdiocese has been encouraged to foster communion with the people of God under his pastoral care.

Bishop António Manuel Bogaio Constantino. Credit: Comboni Missionaries in Mozambique

“Seek repentance, always hope for a better life”: Catholic Bishop in Mozambique to Inmates

Dec 24, 2023

A Catholic Bishop in Mozambique has called upon inmates at Sofala Provincial Penitentiary in the country’s Sofala Province that is part of the Catholic Archdiocese of Beira to look out for God’s forgiveness and foster the hope for better days.

Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula addressing delegates during the Golden Jubilee of the Pan-African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS) in Lagos, Nigeria. Credit: ACI Africa

Three “practical” Ways Church in Africa Can Boost Evangelization Through Media

Nov 25, 2023

Investing in the media, training communication agents, and being innovative as a people of God are three “practical” ways the Church in Africa can realize to boost evangelization through digital culture, Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula has said.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM). Cerdit: CEM

Catholic Bishops in Mozambique Appeal for Peace amid Post Election Protests

Oct 21, 2023

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM) have called on the people of God in the Southern African country to maintain peace as violence rocks the country following contested elections.

Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI)

Catholic Entity Fears for Violence Escalation in Mozambique Following Contested Elections

Oct 13, 2023

Tension is high in various parts of Mozambique following the highly contested Wednesday, October 11 elections in the country’s 65 local government areas, an official of Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) has said.

Pioneer Catholic Bishop of Mozambique’s Gurué Diocese Dies after Protracted Illness at 73

Oct 12, 2023

Bishop Manuel Chuanguira Machado, the first Catholic Bishop of Gurué Diocese in Mozambique, has passed on in Quelimane after suffering illness “for years”. He was aged 73.

Bishop Alberto Vera Aréjula  of Nacala Diocese addressing staff and students during the 25th anniversary of the Women Community Polytechnic Institute, an institution under the auspices of Comboni Missionary Sisters (CMS) in Mozambique. Credit: Nacala Diocese

Comboni Sisters in Mozambique Lauded for Facilitating “proper education” for Women

Oct 10, 2023

Members of the Comboni Missionary Sisters (CMS) in Mozambique have been lauded for facilitating the realizing “proper education” for women in the Southern African nation.

Families fleeing violence in Cabo Delgado Province in Mozambique. Credit: DHPI

Catholic Peace Entity Concerned about “new wave of attacks” in Mozambican Province

Oct 4, 2023

Returnees who had been displaced from Cabo Delgado Province in northern Mozambique are fleeing again following a “new wave of attacks” aimed at displacing them, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) has reported.