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Cabo Delgado

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

Jun 8, 2021

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

May 30, 2021

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

May 12, 2021

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

Apr 28, 2021

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

Apr 19, 2021

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

Apr 19, 2021

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

Apr 4, 2021

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

Mar 29, 2021

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

Mar 17, 2021

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.

Map showing the troubled region of Cabo Delgado in Mozambique. / Courtesy Photo

Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Crisis “an African burden”: Southern Africa’s Ecumenical Leaders

Mar 5, 2021

The leadership of the Fellowship of Christian Councils in Southern Africa (FOCCISA), an ecumenical organization made up of 12 national Councils in East and Southern Africa, has described Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado crisis as “an African burden” and called for intervention to end the ongoing violence.

The former Bishop of Mozambique's Pemba Diocese, Luiz Fernando Lisboa / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International

“Africa will always be a part of me,” Transferred Archbishop-elect Says

Feb 25, 2021

Archbishop-elect Luiz Fernando Lisboa who was recently transferred from Mozambique’s Diocese of Pemba to the Diocese of Cachoeiro do Itapemirim in Brazil has, in an interview, said he had always wanted to serve in Africa, which is now part of him.

Pope Francis Donates to Mozambique’s Victims of Attacks in “gesture of pastoral charity”

Dec 7, 2020

Pope Francis has donated 100,000 Euros to support victims of militant attacks in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province within the Catholic Diocese of Pemba. 

Bishop Luiz Fernando Lisboa of Diocese of Pemba, in Cabo Delgado in the north of Mozambique. / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International.

“Church has lent its voice to be voice of the poor”: Bishop in Mozambique amid Attacks

Dec 4, 2020

A Bishop in Mozambique says the Catholic Church in the Southern African nation has become the voice of the country’s poor people who are suffering “the most” amid armed conflict in the region of Cabo Delgado that is part of Pemba Diocese.

Southern Africa Bishops Plan Solidarity Visit to Mozambique's Pemba Diocese amid Crisis

Nov 24, 2020

Members of the three-nation conference in Southern Africa have planned to reach out to the Bishop of Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese in a solidarity visit amid insurgency in Cabo Delgado Province.

Hilário Tomas (left) one of the nine radio journalists recounting the attack on several villages in the Muidumbe District within Pemba Diocese. / FORCOM Facebook Page

Catholic Journalists in Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese Find Safety after Days of Bush Life

Nov 20, 2020

Nine Catholic radio journalists in the Province of Cabo Delgado within Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese who were forced to flee to the bush after insurgents raided their radio station have found safety, the leadership of the National Community Radio Forum (FORCOM) has announced. 

Families fleeing violence in the Cabo Delgado province arrive at the port city of Pemba.

Bishops in Mozambique Express “fraternal closeness” With Violence-stricken Citizens

Nov 18, 2020

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM) have expressed their solidarity with the people of God in the Province of Cabo Delgado, within the Catholic Diocese of Pemba who are experiencing violent attacks from jihadists. 

Families fleeing violence in the Cabo Delgado province in Mozambique. / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN International).

Catholic Aid Agency Reaches out to Mozambique’s Displaced, Bereaved amid Protracted Crisis

Nov 16, 2020

The leadership of the international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN International) is reaching out to the people of God in Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese who have been caught up in the protracted crisis of Cabo Delgado Province.

Some journalists of São Francisco de Assis Community Radio in Mozambique hiding with their families in bishes after their radio station was raided by insurgents. / National Forum of Community Radios (FORCOM) /Facebook Page

Catholic Radio Journalists in Mozambique Hiding in Bushes after Insurgent Attack

Nov 13, 2020

The leadership of the National Community Radio Forum (FORCOM) in Mozambique has expressed concerns about the welfare of a group of Catholic journalists in the Province of Cabo Delgado within Pemba Diocese who have been hiding in bushes for at least 10 days after insurgents raided their radio station.

Some internally displaced persons at Paquitequete beach in Pemba Diocese.

“We are truly in a deep humanitarian crisis”: Bishop in Mozambique over Cabo Delgado

Oct 29, 2020

The people of God in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province are experiencing “a deep humanitarian crisis,” the Bishop of Pemba Diocese, which covers the Northernmost Province of the Southern African nation said earlier this week, appealing for aid for thousands of displaced families.

President Philipe Nyusi and RENAMO leader, Ossufo Momade signed a new peace deal in August 2020.

Mozambican Bishop Says Peace Still a Desire 28 Years after Rome Mediation

Oct 6, 2020

 A Catholic Prelate in Mozambique’s Diocese of Chimoio has weighed in on the security challenges in several parts of the Southern African country, saying that the Rome Peace mediations signed 28 years ago to end violence in the country are yet to bear the needed fruit of long-lasting peace in the country.