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A woman washes her hands at shelter distribution for displaced families in Metuge district in Cabo Delgado. / United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Prelate Bemoans Surge of Internally Displaced Persons amid Attacks in Mozambique

Oct 1, 2020

The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Mozambique is increasing on a daily basis due to protracted insecurity, a situation that is a source of concern for the Bishop of Pemba Diocese, which covers Cabo Delgado, a province in the Northern part of the Southern African country that has been worst hit by the insurgence.

St. Paul's Cathedral, Pemba Diocese in Mozambique.

Southern Africa Bishops Express “closeness, support” to All amid COVID-19, Pemba Crisis

Sep 9, 2020

The leadership of the nine-nation Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) has, in a statement, expressed solidarity with the people of God in the region amid the COVID-19 challenges and the prevailing crisis in Mozambique’s Northern Province of Cabo Delgado, an area within the Diocese of Pemba. 

Map showing the troubled region of Cabo Delgado in Mozambique.

Southern Africa Prelates Express Solidarity with People of God in Mozambique amid Crisis

Sep 8, 2020

Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa have, in a collective statement, expressed their solidarity with the people of God in Mozambique indicating their awareness of “the rapidly deteriorating situation” of Cabo Delgado Province, a region within the Catholic Diocese of Pemba.

The flag of Mozambique. / mhojnik (CC BY 2.0).

Two Brazilian Nuns Kidnapped in Mozambique Early August Regain Freedom

Sep 7, 2020

The two nuns of the Congregation of St. Joseph Chambery in Mocímboa da Praia in the Province of Cabo Delgado within the Catholic Diocese of Pemba in Mozambique who went missing after jihadists attacked a port city in the Southern African country at the beginning of August, have been freed, the Bishop of Pemba Diocese has confirmed.

Bishop Luis Fernando Lisboa(left) and President Felipe Nyusi (right) during the August 31 meeting at the Episcopal Palace in Pemba Diocese.

Bishop in Mozambique Engages President over Insurgent Attacks, Humanitarian Crisis

Sep 3, 2020

The Bishop of Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese played host to the country’s President earlier this week to discuss the insurgent attacks and humanitarian crisis in Cabo Delgado Province, a region within the Catholic Diocese of Pemba, the Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) reported Wednesday, September 2.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM) with Pope Francis during Apostolic visit in September 2019.

In Latest Pastoral Letter, Bishops in Mozambique Recall Pope Francis' Visit Last Year

Aug 24, 2020

Catholic Bishops in the Southern African nation of Mozambique have, in their latest Pastoral Letter circulated August 23, recalled the pastoral visit of Pope Francis to their country last year.

Bishop Luiz Fernando Lisboa of Pemba Diocese with Pope Francis in Rome. / Facebook Page/Diocese of Pemba

In a Phone Call, Pope Francis Comforts Bishop of Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese amid Crisis

Aug 19, 2020

Pope Francis on Wednesday, August 19 made a phone call to the Bishop of Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese, Luiz Fernando Lisboa expressing his closeness to him and the people of God under his care amid reported jihadist crisis in Cabo Delgado Province, which is within the Diocese of Pemba.

Bishop Luiz Fernando Lisboa of Pemba Diocese within the Province of Cabo Delgado in Mozambique.

“This crisis has completely destabilized our province,” Bishop in Mozambique

Aug 10, 2020

The Bishop of Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese within the Province of Cabo Delgado is decrying the increasing humanitarian crisis that has affected the people of God in his jurisdiction, with hundreds of thousands displaced.

Pictures of the attacks by jihadists in Mocímboa da Praia in Mozambique. / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International.

EU Legislators Call for Intervention in Jihadist Crisis in Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese

Jul 15, 2020

Members of the European Parliament, the legislative arm of the European Union (EU), are concerned about the attacks by jihadists in Cabo Delgado Province, a region covered by Mozambique’s Pemba diocese.

Bishop Luiz Fernando Lisboa of Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese.

“Situation of displaced in Cabo Delgado worrying, pray for families”: Bishop in Mozambique

Jul 8, 2020

A Bishop in Mozambique has described as “worrying” the situation of families that have been displaced following armed conflict in the region of Cabo Delgado that is part of his Diocese and called for prayerful solidarity with the families in distress.

Carmelite Nuns providing aid to victims of violence in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN International)

Carmelite Nun Recounts Brutal Attack that Left Countless Maimed in Mozambique

Jun 22, 2020

On Thursday, June 4, a Carmelite nun working in Macomia, a small town in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, stealthily walked in the company of other Sisters of Religious Order to their residence that had been abandoned for a month as terrorists wreaked havoc in the southern African country.

Some members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM)

Bishops in Mozambique Express Solidarity with Diocese riddled with Attacks

Jun 17, 2020

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM) have condemned recent attacks in the northern part of their country covered by the diocese of Pemba and assured the Local Ordinary their prayerful “communion and solidarity.”

Bishops serving in the Ecclesiastical Province of Nampula, Mozambique.

Bishops in Mozambique's Nampula Province “deeply concerned about violence in Cabo Delgado”

May 30, 2020

Bishops serving in the Ecclesiastical Province of Nampula in Mozambique are “deeply concerned” about the “mysterious and incomprehensible” conflict in the region of Cabo Delgado located in the northern part of the country and call on the warring parties to chart the way to peace “through tolerance, political dialogue and respect for the dignity and rights of every human being.”