Catholic Church in Mozambique

Bishop Osório Citora Afonso

Jesus’ Peace Not Just “absence of war, but relationship with God”: Catholic Bishop in Mozambique

May 22, 2024

The peace that the Risen and Ascended Lord gives to his followers and speaks about is not just about the absence of violent conflicts, Bishop Osório Citora Afonso has said. 

Archbishop Inácio Saúre of Mozambique’s Catholic Archdiocese Nampula. Credit: Radio Maria Mozambique

Religious Intolerance “shameful”, Catholic Archbishop in Mozambique Laments, Urges “culture of peace”

May 21, 2024

Archbishop Inácio Saúre of Mozambique’s Catholic Archdiocese Nampula has condemned violence due to religious differences, and termed it “shameful”. 

Fr. Andrew Kaufa. Credit: Archdiocese of Nairobi (ADN)

Let African Governments Give “clear policies”, Regulate Artificial Intelligence: Priest on World Communications Day 2024

May 15, 2024

Governments in Africa need to put in place some “clear policies” that can regulate Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the continent, a Catholic Priest has said.

Archbishop Hubertus van Megen with Catholic communicators in the Archdiocese of Nairobi. Credit: BEAMS

Fostering Human Dignity, Servant Leadership among Characteristics of Mothers as Church “pillars”: Nuncio in Kenya

May 14, 2024

Mothers’ keenness on safeguarding human dignity and their practice of servant leadership are some of the traits that characterize them as “pillars” of Christian communities, the Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya has said.

The Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Namaacha, Mozambique

At Annual Marian Pilgrimage in Mozambique, Pilgrims Urged to “ask for the gift of peace, reconciliation”

May 14, 2024

Bishop Tonito Francisco Xavier Muananoua has called upon pilgrims in the annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Namaacha, Mozambique, to pray for peace and reconciliation in the Southern African nation.

Bishop António Manuel Bogaio Constantino. Credit: Archdiocese of Maputo

Artificial Intelligence “won’t replace man”: Catholic Bishop at Launch of Communication Week in Mozambique

May 11, 2024

Artificial intelligence (AI) will continue to be helpful to human beings in their day to day endeavors but will not replace us, the Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Beira in Mozambique has said. 

Archbishop Claudio Dalla Zuanna of Mozambique’s Catholic Archdiocese of Beira. Credit: Catholic Archdiocese of Beira

Engage in Research, “give rise to something new”: Catholic Archbishop to University Students in Mozambique

May 8, 2024

University students have to go beyond class lessons and engage in research so they can contribute to the creation of new knowledge, Archbishop Claudio Dalla Zuanna of Mozambique’s Catholic Archdiocese of Beira has said.

Learn, Practice “true motherhood” as Divine Calling: Mozambican Bishop to Catholic Women

May 7, 2024

Bishop Tonito Francisco Xavier Muananoua has called upon Catholic women to embrace “true motherhood”, which he described as a divine calling modelled after that of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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

Catholic Bishops in War-Torn Mozambique Announce Prayers for Peace ahead of Church’s Jubilee Year 2025

Apr 21, 2024

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM) have dedicated the first Sunday of the month to prayers for peace in all Dioceses ahead of the Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year.

Credit: Catholic Diocese of Nacala

Let’s Live Priestly Vocation “24 hours a day, every moment”: Catholic Bishop in Mozambique at Ordination of Priest

Apr 11, 2024

Catholic Priests have embraced a fulltime vocation, which they must live, responding to the needs of the people of God under their pastoral care throughout the day, Bishop Alberto Vera Aréjula of the Catholic Diocese of Nacala in Mozambique has said.

Archbishop Inácio Lucas (Left) and Archbishop João Carlos Hatoa Nunes (Right). Credit: Vatican Media

Catholic Bishops in Mozambique Call for Transparency in Voter Registration

Apr 4, 2024

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM) have called for transparency and integrity in the ongoing voter registration process in the Southern African nation.

Archbishop Inácio Saúre of the Catholic Archdiocese Nampula in Mozambique. Credit: Vatican Media

Catholic Archbishop in Mozambique Expresses Solidarity with Flood Victims “going through painful and distressing times”

Mar 31, 2024

The Catholic Archdiocese Nampula in Mozambique is in solidarity with persons affected by floods in the Southern African nation, the Local Ordinary, Archbishop Inácio Saúre, has said.  

Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula of Mozambique’s Catholic Diocese of Xai Xai. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Xai Xai

Catholic Bishop in Mozambique Emphasizes Priests’ Mission as “envoys to those who walk in affliction and pain”

Mar 29, 2024

At the anticipated Chrism Mass in his Episcopal See, Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula of Mozambique’s Catholic Diocese of Xai Xai has emphasized the mission of Priests as God’s “envoys” to the afflicted.

Bishop António Juliasse Ferreira Sandramo. Credit: ACN

Catholic Bishop in Mozambique Reports of Mass Exodus as Islamists Attack Villages

Feb 25, 2024

The Bishop of Mozambique’s Catholic Diocese of Pemba has reported of an “immense crowd” fleeing in despair as jihadists wreak havoc across villages in the embattled Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado.

Pope Francis prays at his Wednesday audience in St. Peter’s Square on April 12, 2023. | Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

Pope Francis Appeals for Prayer “without getting tired” for Peace in Sudan, Mozambique

Feb 19, 2024

Pope Francis is appealing for spiritual solidarity with the people of God in Sudan and Mozambique following protracted violent conflicts in the two African nations.

Parish Office, Our Lady Mother of Africa Mission, Mazeze. Credit: Vatican Media

“Heavily armed, everything razed”: Catholic Priest on Attack on Mozambican Town, Parish

Feb 17, 2024

The rectory, church and offices of Our Lady of Africa Mazeze Parish of the Catholic Diocese of Pemba in Mozambique were razed to ashes following the February 12 terrorist attack on the port town of Pemba, which serves as the capital of Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province.

Celebration of World Day for Consecrated Life (WDCL) at Our Lady of Rosary Cathedral of Mozambique’s Beira Archdiocese. Credit: Beira Archdiocese

Shun “temptation of material attachment”: Catholic Bishop in Mozambique to Consecrated

Feb 8, 2024

Women and men Religious need to make every effort to free their hearts from worldly attractions if they have to advance the Kingdom of God, Bishop António Manuel Bogaio Constantino has said. 

Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle during the January 28 Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Osório Citora Afonso. Credit: Nacala Diocese

Vatican Cardinal Calls on New Mozambican Bishop to “be humble, resist temptations”

Feb 1, 2024

Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle has called upon the new Auxiliary Bishop of Maputo Archdiocese in Mozambique to exercise his Episcopal Ministry in humility, striving to “resist temptations”.

Late Bishop Sebastião Soares de Resende, the pioneer Local Ordinary of Mozambique’s Beira Archdiocese. Credit: Vatican Media

Pioneer Local Ordinary of Mozambique’s Beira Archdiocese Remembered as “dedicated Pastor”

Jan 27, 2024

Late Bishop Sebastião Soares de Resende, the pioneer Local Ordinary of Mozambique’s Beira Archdiocese, has been remembered as a “dedicated pastor”, who had the best interests of the people of God under his pastoral care. 

Archbishop Luís Miguel Muñoz Cárdaba. Credit: Archdiocese of Toledo

Pope Francis Transfers Apostolic Nuncio in Sudan and Eritrea to Mozambique

Jan 23, 2024

The representative of the Holy Father in Sudan and Eritrea, Archbishop Luís Miguel Muñoz Cárdaba, has been transferred to the Southern African nation of Mozambique.