Catholic Church in Mozambique

Archbishop Claudio Dalla Zuanna (center) during the conclusion of the 28th Theological Week in Mozambique's Catholic Archdiocese of Beira. Credit: Archdiocese of Beira

Catholic Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year is an Opportunity to Restore Justice: Archbishop in Mozambique

Jul 2, 2024

The Year of Prayer in preparation for the Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year provides an opportunity for the people of God in Mozambique to put their lives in order and restore justice, the Local Ordinary of the Catholic Archdiocese of Beira has said.

Credit: ACN

Parishioners Praying at Ruins of Catholic Church Destroyed by Terrorists in Mozambique

Jun 28, 2024

Parishioners of Immaculate Conception Parish of the Catholic Diocese of Pemba in Mozambique’s port town of Mocímboa da Praia, who fled when their town was attacked in 2020, and their Church razed down, are slowly coming back and gathering to pray at the ruins of their church.

Archbishop Inácio Saúre of Mozambique’s Catholic Archdiocese Nampula during the 22 June 2024 Priestly Ordination. Credit: Catholic Archdiocese Nampula

Newly Ordained Catholic Priests in Mozambique Called Upon to “also strive for their own sanctification”

Jun 26, 2024

Archbishop Inácio Saúre of Mozambique’s Catholic Archdiocese Nampula has called upon the two Deacons he ordained Priests to pay attention to their personal holiness even as they help others become holy during their Priestly ministry.

Care for Lord's flock as “humble, caring” Servants: Archbishop to Newly Ordained Priests, Deacons in Mozambique

Jun 20, 2024

Archbishop Claudio Dalla Zuanna of Mozambique’s Catholic Archdiocese of Beira has urged the new Deacons and Priests he ordained on June 16 to care for the people of God in humility.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM) with Priests and Religious serving in Nampula Archdiocese. Credit: Nacala Diocese

Locals in Mozambique Tell Stories of Christians Killed for their Faith: “They are our martyrs”

Jun 8, 2024

Parishioners of Chipene in Nampula, a province that is experiencing insurgency in northern Mozambique have recounted stories of members of the parish and other Christians in the province who were killed by Islamists for refusing to denounce their faith.

Archbishop Francisco Chimoio. Credit: Maputo Archdiocese

Catholic Archbishop in Mozambique Calls on Christians to Show Love for Country in Elections

Jun 1, 2024

The Archbishop emeritus of Maputo Archdiocese in Mozambique has called on Christians in the country to show their love for the country by turning up for the country’s general elections slated for October 9.

Bishop Osório Citora Afonso

Jesus’ Peace Not Just “absence of war, but relationship with God”: Catholic Bishop in Mozambique

May 22, 2024

The peace that the Risen and Ascended Lord gives to his followers and speaks about is not just about the absence of violent conflicts, Bishop Osório Citora Afonso has said. 

Archbishop Inácio Saúre of Mozambique’s Catholic Archdiocese Nampula. Credit: Radio Maria Mozambique

Religious Intolerance “shameful”, Catholic Archbishop in Mozambique Laments, Urges “culture of peace”

May 21, 2024

Archbishop Inácio Saúre of Mozambique’s Catholic Archdiocese Nampula has condemned violence due to religious differences, and termed it “shameful”. 

Fr. Andrew Kaufa. Credit: Archdiocese of Nairobi (ADN)

Let African Governments Give “clear policies”, Regulate Artificial Intelligence: Priest on World Communications Day 2024

May 15, 2024

Governments in Africa need to put in place some “clear policies” that can regulate Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the continent, a Catholic Priest has said.

Archbishop Hubertus van Megen with Catholic communicators in the Archdiocese of Nairobi. Credit: BEAMS

Fostering Human Dignity, Servant Leadership among Characteristics of Mothers as Church “pillars”: Nuncio in Kenya

May 14, 2024

Mothers’ keenness on safeguarding human dignity and their practice of servant leadership are some of the traits that characterize them as “pillars” of Christian communities, the Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya has said.

The Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Namaacha, Mozambique

At Annual Marian Pilgrimage in Mozambique, Pilgrims Urged to “ask for the gift of peace, reconciliation”

May 14, 2024

Bishop Tonito Francisco Xavier Muananoua has called upon pilgrims in the annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Namaacha, Mozambique, to pray for peace and reconciliation in the Southern African nation.

Bishop António Manuel Bogaio Constantino. Credit: Archdiocese of Maputo

Artificial Intelligence “won’t replace man”: Catholic Bishop at Launch of Communication Week in Mozambique

May 11, 2024

Artificial intelligence (AI) will continue to be helpful to human beings in their day to day endeavors but will not replace us, the Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Beira in Mozambique has said. 

Archbishop Claudio Dalla Zuanna of Mozambique’s Catholic Archdiocese of Beira. Credit: Catholic Archdiocese of Beira

Engage in Research, “give rise to something new”: Catholic Archbishop to University Students in Mozambique

May 8, 2024

University students have to go beyond class lessons and engage in research so they can contribute to the creation of new knowledge, Archbishop Claudio Dalla Zuanna of Mozambique’s Catholic Archdiocese of Beira has said.

Learn, Practice “true motherhood” as Divine Calling: Mozambican Bishop to Catholic Women

May 7, 2024

Bishop Tonito Francisco Xavier Muananoua has called upon Catholic women to embrace “true motherhood”, which he described as a divine calling modelled after that of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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

Catholic Bishops in War-Torn Mozambique Announce Prayers for Peace ahead of Church’s Jubilee Year 2025

Apr 21, 2024

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM) have dedicated the first Sunday of the month to prayers for peace in all Dioceses ahead of the Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year.

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.