Nampula, 30 May, 2021 / 7:15 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Archbishop of Mozambique’s Nampula Archdiocese is calling for concerted efforts to end the crisis in the country’s northernmost Province of Cabo Delgado, a region within the Catholic Diocese of Pemba.
In a Friday, May 28 news report, Archbishop Inácio Saúre describes the crisis that started in 2017 as “extremely serious, extremely worrying.”
“It is important that, in fact, we all commit ourselves: the authorities, the Church, the people, all of us involved, in a sincere search for ways of seeking peace,” Archbishop Saúre has been quoted as saying in the report published by Vatican News.
While “nobody has a ready-made solution” to the crisis, the Archbishop says, “We all have to commit ourselves seriously and sincerely to search for a definitive solution to this problem.”
There are attempts by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to find solutions to the violence, the member of the Consolata Missionaries (IMC) notes, but regrets the fact that “no clear program or plan has been drawn up for how the solution should be: whether by military means, or through dialogue, and with whom.”