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Catholic Church in Mozambique

Johan Viljoen, Director of Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) on his visit to Nampula in Mozambique. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Charity Blames IDP Woes in Mozambique on Manipulation of Figures

Dec 4, 2022

Organizations working with refugees are manipulating the statistics of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Northern Mozambique, the Catholic charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has said, noting that the situation is endangering the lives of those who continue to be forced out of their homes in the region’s raging violence. 

Credit: DHPI

Traditional Healers in Mozambique Vaccinating Civilians to Fight Militia: Catholic Charity

Dec 4, 2022

Traditional healers are vaccinating groups of young men in Cabo Delgado Province in northern Mozambique and allowing them to go ahead and fight militias that continue to wreak havoc in the embattled province.

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

Catholic Bishops in Mozambique Call for Joint Effort in Addressing Insecurity “misfortune”

Nov 19, 2022

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM) have cautioned against the sole reliance on the military in addressing the “misfortune” of insecurity in the Southern African nation, and called for joint efforts.

People fleeing violence in Cabo Delgado Province. Credit: DHPI

Humanitarian Catastrophe in Mozambique Mounting Pressure on Neighbors: Catholic Entity

Oct 27, 2022

Renewed attacks coupled with beheadings in Mozambique’s Northern Province of Cabo Delgado have forced hundreds of civilians to flee into neighboring Nampula Archdiocese empty handed, the Director of Dennis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) has said, noting that the situation is exerting pressure on places neighboring the embattled Province.

Fr. Rafael Baciano Sapato. Credit: IMBISA

New Regional Director in Southern Africa Commits to Realization of Plenary Resolutions

Oct 22, 2022

The newly appointed Director of the Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) has told ACI Africa that one of his commitments will be to make the resolutions of the 13th IMBISA plenary assembly a reality.

Burnt car in Chipene Mission after the attack in Chipene. Credit: ACN

Mozambique’s Terrorist Attacks “taking on a more religious dimension”: Catholic Missionary

Oct 11, 2022

Christians are being targeted in the terrorist attacks in Mozambique, a Catholic Missionary serving in the country’s Pemba Diocese has said, adding that the violent conflict “is taking on a more religious dimension”.

Bishop Alberto Vera Aréjula of Nacala Diocese in Mozambique. Credit: ACN

Catholic Bishop Recounts Atrocities Terrorists are Committing in Northern Mozambique

Oct 10, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of  Nacala Diocese in Mozambique has, in an interview with Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, recounted atrocities that groups of terrorists are committing in the Northern part of the country.

Burned church in the Chipene Mission Mozambique. Credit: ACN

Northern Mozambique Experiencing “a new style of warfare” amid Terrorism: Catholic Bishop

Oct 9, 2022

The people of God in Cabo Delgado and other Provinces in the North of Mozambique are experiencing “a new style of warfare” amid terrorist attacks, a Catholic Bishop has said.

Bishop António Juliasse Ferreira Sandramo of Pemba DIocese in Mozambique. Credit: Eduardo Jorge Madureira/7MARGENS

Terrorism in Northern Mozambique “must remain a global priority”: Catholic Bishop

Sep 14, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Pemba Diocese in Mozambique has called on the international community to take note of the atrocities in the Northern part of the country due to terrorism as a matter of “priority”.

Late Sr. Maria De Coppi. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Bishops in Southern Africa Condole with Mozambican Church Following Murder of Comboni Nun

Sep 7, 2022

Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have condoled with the people of God in Mozambique and the Church leadership following the killing of a member of the Comboni Missionary Sisters (CMS). 

Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale (left) and Bishop Atanasio Amisse Canira (right). Credit: ACI Africa

Undocumented Migrants Risk “being vulnerable to mistreatment”: Mozambican Catholic Bishop

Sep 2, 2022

The Bishop at the helm of the Episcopal Commission for Migrants, Refugees and Displaced Persons (CEMIRDE) of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM) has expressed concern about  undocumented Mozambicans in South Africa saying they risk “being vulnerable to mistreatment”. 

Bishop Lúcio Andrice Muandula, re-elected as the second Vice President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM). Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Bishops in Mozambique Laud Re-election of Colleague to SECAM Leadership

Aug 11, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Mozambique have lauded the re-election of Bishop Lúcio Andrice Muandula as the second Vice President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM).

Credit: Beyond Cyclone Idai

How Jesuits in Southern Africa are Empowering Youth in Mozambique Following Cyclone Idai

Jul 30, 2022

Members of the Southern Africa Province (SAP) of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) have been reaching out to the youth in a Mozambican Province following the  Cyclone Idai, one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Africa, that ravaged parts of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe in March 2019.

Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Peace Entity Bemoans “harsh treatment” of Mozambicans, Others in South Africa

Jul 25, 2022

The leadership of Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) has lamented the “harsh treatment” of Mozambican and “other foreign nationals” in South Africa.

Désiré Cardinal Tsarahazana, Archbishop of Toamasina in Madagascar. Credit: ACN

Cardinal in Madagascar Blames Country’s Deteriorating Social Structures on Corruption

Jul 24, 2022

Désiré Cardinal Tsarahazana, Archbishop of Toamasina in Madagascar has decried what he terms as rampant corruption in the country, and blamed the country’s deteriorating social structures on graft.

Some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Cabo Delgado. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Displaced Children in Northern Mozambique “victims of sexual abuse”: Catholic Peace Entity

Jul 10, 2022

Children are bearing the brunt of forced displacement from the oil rich Mozambican Province of Cabo Delgado, an official of the Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) has said.

A village in Mozambique. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Peace Entity Warns of “full-scale resumption of the war” in Northern Mozambique

Jun 19, 2022

The leadership of the Catholic peace foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has warned of renewed attacks in some parts of Cabo Delgado Province which had been considered safe by the Mozambican government.

Archbishop Inácio Saúre with Catholic youth in Nampula Archdiocese. Credit: Nampula Archdiocese

Planned Mozambican Version of World Youth Day to Prepare Youth for Lisbon 2023

Jun 17, 2022

The Mozambican version of World Youth Day (WYD) scheduled for November aims at preparing young people in the Southern African nation to participate in the one to be held in Lisbon in 2023, a Catholic Archbishop in the country has said.

Archbishop Inácio Saúre of Nampula Archdiocese, President of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM). Credit: Vatican Media

Mozambican Catholic Archdiocese “overwhelmed” by Increasing IDPs from Cabo Delgado

Jun 13, 2022

The increasing number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the violence-stricken Cabo Delgado Province covered by Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese is overwhelming, the Catholic Archbishop of the country’s Nampula Archdiocese that is playing host to a section of the IDPs has said. 

A Catholic Priest and a Religious Sister having a moment with refugees in the Catholic Diocese of Pemba in Mozambique. Thousands of refugees from Cabo Delgado have found refuge in the Diocese and the Catholic Archdiocese of Nampula/ Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Charity Contests Mozambican Authorities Directive on Return of Displaced Persons

May 15, 2022

Catholic charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), is contesting the ultimatum given by authorities in Mocímboa da Praia in Mozambique’s embattled province of Cabo Delgado, requiring civil servants who had fled from violence in the town to return to work.