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Latest stories: Cabo Delgado

Refugees who fled from violence in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Peace Entity Says Displaced Mozambicans Have Nothing to Go Back To

Displaced people in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province have little to celebrate even as the country continues to recapture villages from insurgents who continue to wreak havoc in the Northern part of the country.

Wednesday, September 1 proceedings of the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET). Catholic charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute presented the situation of Cabo Delgado, Mozambique to the European lawmakers. Credit: European Parliament

Catholic Peace Entity Urges European Parliament to Ensure Proper Use of Aid to Mozambique

Catholic charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has called on the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET) to ensure that funds availed to Mozambique to help in the fight against insurgents in the country are put to good use.

A ship in Palma that was used by TOTAL gas company to evacuate their employees from Palma to Pemba during an attack in March 2021. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Charity Fears for Security in Northeastern Mozambique amid Fresh Mining Plans

There is a mounting fear of attacks in Nampula, a province in Northeastern Mozambique as the country plans to embark on extracting oil and gas in the province.

Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference logo. Credit: Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference

Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa Concerned about Violence in Mozambique: Peace Entity

The leadership of the peace entity of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC), Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), says that Catholic Bishops in the Southern African pastoral region are concerned that the insurgent attacks in Mozambique may have a terrible effect in the whole region if it remains untamed.

Victims of militant attacks in Cabo Delgado. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Christian in Mozambique Risks Life by Declining Offer to Convert to Islam

A Christian man who was offered an opportunity to convert to Islam risked his life by declining the offer at the hands of jihadists in Cabo Delgado in Northern Mozambique.

Sr. Marines Biasibetti, Director of Mozambican Episcopal Conference Commission for Migrants, Refugees and Displaced Persons makes a presentation at an event on July 27. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Peace Entities Call for End to Military Approach in Mozambican Crisis

Experts in conflict resolution and Catholic peace entities have reported a worrying escalation of militarization in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province and urged the government of the Southern African nation to explore alternative ways to end violent conflict in the country.

Map showing the troubled region of Cabo Delgado in Mozambique. Credit: Public Domain

Victims of Violence in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Set to Benefit from Annual Award Fund

Victims of violence in Mozambique’s troubled Cabo Delgado Province are set to become beneficiaries of the 2021 “José Aparecido de Oliveira Prize” through Caritas Mozambique, the President of Portugal who this year’s recipient of the award has announced.

Catechist Paulo Agostinho Matica/ Credit: Aid to the Church in need

Catechist Who Risked Life to Save Church Records in Mozambican Attack Lauded for Brevity

About two months after the deadly March attack in Palma town in Northern Mozambique, Paulo Agostinho Matica arrived in the Catholic Diocese of Pemba, South of the country, bearing a package that he considered “as a precious treasure” of the Church.

Bishop António Juliasse Sandramo, Apostolic Administrator of Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Share Aid Between Locals and Displaced to Avoid Conflicts, Bishop in Mozambique Says

The Apostolic Administrator of Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese, Bishop António Juliasse Sandramo, has urged charity groups and authorities giving aid to displaced people who have settled in the provincial capital not to discriminate against the local community. 

Fr. Kwiriwi Fonseca estimates that in addition to more than 2,500 people killed and more than 750,000 made homeless since the terrorist attacks began in October 2017 in Mozambique’s northernmost province of Cabo Delgado. Credit: Johan Viljoen

Catholic Priest in Mozambique Fears for Children Radicalization amid Increased Abductions

There is fear that young boys kidnapped by Al Shabaab militants in northern Mozambique are being radicalized to fight in the ranks of the militants.

The flag of Mozambique. Credit: Public Domain

Catholic Peace Entity Reports Forceful State Evictions amid Militant Attacks in Mozambique

Catholic peace and charity organization, Denis Hurley Peace Initiative (DHPI), has reported the increasing forceful displacement of people who are already dealing with militant attacks in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado region.  

Map showing the troubled region of Cabo Delgado in Mozambique. Credit: Public Domain

Catholic Charity Reports People’s Agonizing Search for Refuge in Mozambican Crisis

Displaced people in the ongoing violence in Cabo Delgado, the Northernmost Province of Mozambique, are spending months away from home in their agonizing attempt to flee from the war-torn region, Catholic peace and charity organization Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) has reported.

Archbishop Inácio Saúre of Mozambique’s Nampula Archdiocese/ Credit: Vatican Media

Catholic Archbishop in Mozambique Calls for Joint Efforts to End Cabo Delgado Crisis

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.

Emergency aid for displaced families in Pemba. Credit: Johan Viljoen

Catholic Priest in Mozambique Calls for Spiritual Solidarity amid Fear of Fresh Attacks

There is mounting fear of terrorist attacks in Pemba, the capital of Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province, a Catholic Priest and Communications official in the Diocese of Pemba has said.

Fr. Edegard Silva Junior who ministered at the Parish of Sacred Heart of Jesus in Muidumbe, Cabo Delgado has fled the region in northern Mozambique and is seeking refuge in Pemba with some of his Parishioners/ Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Missionary in Mozambique Reminisces about Happy Life in Cabo Delgado Before Insurgency

Residents of various districts in Northern Mozambique’s Province of Cabo Delgado led simple, happy and communal lives when Fr. Edegard Silva Junior ministered in the region that is under the Catholic Diocese of Pemba.

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

Amid Attacks, Mozambique’s Bishops Express Solidarity with All Yearning for Dignified life

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM) have expressed their solidarity with all those affected by the violence in the Province of Cabo Delgado within the Catholic Diocese of Pemba and “yearn for a dignified life.”

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique during their first plenary assembly in Maputo.

Bishops in Mozambique Call for Protection of Thousands Displaced by Cabo Delgado Violence

Catholic Bishops in Mozambique are calling for the protection of the hundreds of thousands of people who have been displaced amid the Cabo Delgado violence in the Northernmost part of the Southern African nation.

The ship in Palma used by Feench-run TOTAL gas and oil company to evacuate their employees from Palma to Pemba / Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Charity, Peace Entity Condemns Lengthy Silence on Killings of Mozambique’s Locals

The ongoing clashes in Mozambique signify what has been going on in various parts of the Southern African nation for years, the leadership of a Catholic charity and peace organization present in the country has told ACI Africa.

Bishop António Juliasse Ferreira Sandramo during the Palm Sunday Mass streamed live on Facebook. / Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop Expresses Solidarity with Victims of Mozambique’s Palma Attack

A Catholic Bishop has expressed solidarity with the people of God affected by Mozambique’s Palma attack that left dozens of foreigners and locals killed.

A woman at an IDP camp in Cabo Delgado / Vatican Media

Increased Minors’ Beheadings in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Raises Fear of Childhood Trauma

Children as young as 11 years old are being murdered in Mozambique’s embattled Province of Cabo Delgado, an international charity organization that deals with minors has said, expressing fear that the ongoing tragedy will leave a permanent mark on the children in the country.