Catholic Church in Mozambique

Mons. Habila Tyiakwonaboi Daboh (right) and Mons. Osório Citora Afonso (left). Credit: Vatican News

Pope Francis Appoints New Bishop in Nigeria, Auxiliary Bishop in Mozambique

Sep 21, 2023

Pope Francis has appointed a new Bishop for Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Zaria and a second Auxiliary Bishop for Maputo Archdiocese in Mozambique.

A group of women and children rescued in forests in Mucimboa da Praia of Mozambique's Cabo Delgado Province early September.  Credit:DHPI

Catholic Peace Entity Condemns Rampant Sexual Enslavement of Mozambican Christians

Sep 20, 2023

Reports have emerged of Islamist Jihadists operating in Mozambique forcefully converting abducted Christian women into Islam and sexually enslaving some of them.

Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International

Scores Executed as Islamist Jihadists Reportedly Target Christians at Mozambican Village

Sep 19, 2023

At least 11 people were killed on September 15 after members of the Islamic State attacked a village in Mozambique and opened fire on Christians after hand-picking them from Muslims, the Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has reported.

Sr. Olga Masango making her presentation at the ongoing at the ongoing IMBISA Workshop. Credit: IMBISA Facebook page

Catholic Communicators in IMBISA Urged to Gain Followers for Christ on Social Media

Sep 3, 2023

In engaging social media, priority needs to be fostering the image of Jesus Christ, and gaining Him followers, Catholic communicators in the nine countries of the Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) have been told. 

Sheila Pires, Secretary of the Synod on Synodality Commission for Information (on the right) makes a presentation at the delegates meeting in Nairobi, Kenya.  Credit: ACI Africa

Mozambican Journalist Appointed to Synod Commission Gearing up for Rome

Aug 19, 2023

Away from the excitement, joy and a bit of anxiety that Sheila Pires felt when Pope Francis appointed her as Secretary of the Synod on Synodality Commission for Information, the veteran Mozambican journalist is all set for the big role that awaits her at the October 4-29 meeting of Bishops in Rome.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM) with the First Lady of the country. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Urgent need”: Catholic Bishops in Mozambique on Promoting Biblical Pastoral Care

May 26, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Mozambique have emphasized the “urgent need” to promote Biblical Pastoral care in the Southern African nation. 

Bishop Tonito Francisco Xavier Muananoua, Auxiliary Bishop of Maputo Archdiocese in Mozambique. Credit: Maputo Archdiocese

Go after Sheep “that has disappeared”: Apostolic Nuncio in Mozambique to New Bishop

Apr 25, 2023

The representative of the Holy Father in Mozambique has urged the new Auxiliary Bishop of the country’s Catholic Archdiocese of Maputo to look out for lost sheep in the example of Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd.

Credit: DHPI

“Not safe yet”: Catholic Peace Entity Warns as Returning Mozambican IDPs Flee

Apr 23, 2023

Villagers returning to Cabo Delgado in Northern Mozambique where they had been displaced by insurgents have been forced to flee again after their villages fell under fresh attacks.

Credit: DHPI

Uncontrolled Mining in Mozambique Could Fire Up Violence: Catholic Peace Entity

Apr 21, 2023

The Catholic Foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has warned that uncontrolled mining in Mozambique may have adverse effects on the environment and locals, and is likely to fire up unrest in the country that is already experiencing violence in Cabo Delgado Province.

Before the clean water project in Namibia, people in the Ruurumwe village survived on unsafe water from holes and small wells. Credit: Salesian Missions

On World Water Day, Salesian Entity Reviews It’s “Clean Water Initiative” in Africa

Mar 27, 2023

On the occasion of World Water Day marked March 22, officials of Salesian Missions, the U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), have reviewed the entity’s global project dubbed “Clean Water Initiative”, including initiatives undertaken in Africa. 

Credit: ACN

“People are dying here”: Bishop in Mozambique on Cholera, Hunger Owing to Lengthy Cyclone

Mar 21, 2023

Hundreds of thousands of people affected by Tropical Cyclone Freddy in Southern Africa are facing hunger and starvation, the Catholic Bishop of Quelimane Diocese in Mozambique has said, noting that many in his Episcopal See are already dying of cholera amid other devastating effects of the cyclone.

Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula among seven members of the newly established Preparatory Commission to facilitate the realization of the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. Credit: ACI Africa

“Deep joy”: SECAM on Appointment of Member to Preparatory Commission of Synod

Mar 20, 2023

The Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) has expressed “deep joy” following the appointment of the Symposium’s First Vice President to the newly established Preparatory Commission of the Synod on Synodality.

Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula among seven members of the newly established Preparatory Commission to facilitate the realization of the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. Credit: ACI Africa

SECAM Vice President among Members of Newly Established Synod Preparatory Commission

Mar 16, 2023

The first Vice President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) is among seven members of the newly established Preparatory Commission to facilitate the realization of the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.

Credit: DHPI

Catholic Peace Entity Says Resettlement of IDPs in Mozambique Impoverishes Host Community

Mar 5, 2023

Corrane settlement camp that is hosting people who have been displaced by violence in Cabo Delgado province has left the host community more impoverished than the victims of war themselves, a report by Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) has revealed.

Catholic Charity Foundation Reports Fears in Mozambique amid Global Aid Shortage

Mar 2, 2023

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has admitted that it may not be able to sustain the food needs of victims of the earthquake in Syria, a situation that the Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) says paints a grim picture for others relying on UN aid.

Pope Francis Appoints Auxiliary Bishop for Mozambique’s Maputo Archdiocese

Mar 1, 2023

Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Tonito Francisco Xavier Muananoua of Mozambique’s Gurué Diocese as the Auxiliary Bishop for the Catholic Archdiocese of Maputo in the Southern African nation.

Some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Cabo Delgado. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Aid Suspension in Mozambique Deliberate Strategy to Force out IDPs: Catholic Peace Entity

Feb 27, 2023

The alleged suspension of food aid to the Corrane settlement for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Mozambique’s Nampula province could be a strategy to force those who have been displaced by violence to go back home, the Catholic charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has been told.

An IDP Camp in Mozambique. Credit: DHPI

Catholic Charity Calls for Renewed Humanitarian Advocacy as Mozambican IDPs Face Famine

Feb 3, 2023

The Catholic charity, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has warned of impending famine in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado, noting that IDPs in the embattled province are already experiencing food shortage.

Screengrab from the offending social media video. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Extreme brutality”: Catholic Peace Entity on Burning of Bodies in Mozambique

Jan 18, 2023

The Catholic humanitarian foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has described a video that depicts soldiers burning bodies in Mozambique as an extreme level of brutality.

An IDP Camp in Mozambique. Credit: DHPI

Why IDPs in Mozambique are Rejecting Humanitarian Assistance: Catholic Charity

Jan 12, 2023

People who have fled terror attacks in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province are shunning humanitarian assistance from the Mozambican government and other aid agencies, the Catholic charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has said.