Latest stories: Mozambique

Internally Displaced People seeking refuge in Mozambique's Catholic Diocese of Pemba preparing a meal for people arriving from Palma. / Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Cleric in Mozambique Concerned about Whereabouts of Parishioners after Palma Attack

Families that escaped last month’s terrorist attack on Northern Mozambique’s town of Palma in the Catholic Diocese of Pemba are in confusion, unsure of the whereabouts of their loved ones and whether or not those who are missing survived the attack.

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.

A Catholic Sister in Cabo-Delgado Province interacting with children / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International

Catholic Charity Facilitates Training of Mozambique’s Pastoral Agents in Trauma Healing

A Catholic Pontifical charity is facilitating the training of members of Clergy, Religious men and women, as well as the laity in Counselling Psychology aimed at enabling beneficiaries to offer appropriate assistance to those struggling with traumatic experiences amid Cabo Delgado violence.

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.

Bishop Inácio Lucas Mwita of Mozambique's Gurué Diocese / Courtesy Photo

“Become seed that bears fruits of peace”: Bishop at Episcopal Ordination in Mozambique

A Bishop in Mozambique has called on the new Local Ordinary of the country’s Gurué Diocese to embrace servant leadership, striving to sacrifice his life for the peace of the people of God under his pastoral care, similar to a seed that dies to bring forth fruits.

Women, men, and children crowded on a canter in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado / Aid to the Church in Need

International Catholic Charity Facilitating Counselling of Mozambique’s Violence Victims

The Pontifical charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has reached out to the victims of violence in Mozambique who have been traumatized by the various kinds of atrocities they are facing owing to the ongoing insurgency in their country.

Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Mozambique's Archdiocese of Maputo / Courtesy Photo

Ban on Public Worship in Mozambique amid COVID-19 Causing “much greater” Damage: Prelate

An Archbishop in Mozambique has, in a statement, expressed concerns about the ban placed on public worship in the Southern African nation saying the measure taken against the prevention of COVID-19 is causing “much greater” damage to society. 

Women and children at a camp in Pemba / Denis Hurley Peace Institute of the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference.

Southern African Bishops Create Humanitarian Desk in Mozambique to Address Growing Crisis

In an attempt to describe the humanitarian crisis in Mozambique, Johan Viljoen who works with the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) recalls a particular heart wrenching image that summed up the Darfur hunger crisis.  

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.

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

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

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.

Bishop-elect Inácio Lucas of Mozambique’s Guruè Diocese / Courtesy Photo

Bishops, Clergy in Mozambique’s Guruè Diocese Elated at New Bishop’s Appointment

The appointment of a new Bishop for Mozambique’s Diocese of Guruè is being celebrated, with some Bishops and members of the Clergy expressing their gratitude to God and prayers for the Bishop-elect.

Archbishop Kurian Mathew Vayalunkal (R) Apostolic Nuncio to Tunisia, Fr. Inacio Lucas (L) Bishop-elect of Mozambique’s Guruè Diocese, and Fr. Joaquim Nhanganga Tyombe (C) of Angola's Diocese of Uige / Courtesy Photo

Pope Francis Appoints Bishops for Dioceses in Angola, Mozambique, Nuncio in Tunisia

Pope Francis has appointed Local Ordinaries for the Dioceses of Uíje in Angola, Guruè in Mozambique, and his representative in the Northern African nation of Tunisia. 

The Flag of Mozambique / Public Domain

Amid COVID-19, Clergy Need Revitalizing for Fruitful Ministry: Mozambican Cleric

Faced with COVID-19 challenges, including restrictions, members of the Clergy are expected to “revitalize” in order to attend to the needs of the people of God under their pastoral care, a Catholic Priest ministering in Mozambique’s Maputo Archdiocese has told ACI Africa correspondent.

Uganda Martyrs Catholic Shrine, Namugongo, Kampala during the conclusion of SECAM Golden Jubilee in July 2019. / ACI Africa

SECAM to Unveil “Kampala Document” at Virtual Event in Multiple African Countries

The leadership of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) has announced the unveiling of the “Kampala Document” bearing conclusions of the year-long Golden Jubilee of SECAM (July 2018 – July 2019) at a virtual event in four African countries.

The delegation of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC). / Bishop Jose Luis.

What Southern African Delegation Recalls from Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese Solidarity Visit

The four-member delegation came face to face with “human tragedy” during their solidarity visit to the Local Ordinary of Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese earlier this month, a Bishop on the delegation has recounted.

Bishops in Mozambique Convene Interreligious Symposium on Pope Francis’ Fratelli Tutti

A symposium focusing on fraternal living that is emphasized in Pope Francis’ most recent Encyclical Letter, Fratelli Tutti brought together Christians from different denominations in Mozambique, Muslims as well as believers from the Hindu community who learnt the importance of living together in harmony.

Participants at the training aimed at creating awareness about human rights violations in Mozambique. /

Training on Violation of Rights Awareness for Mozambican Dioceses Lauded as Beneficial

The training aimed at creating awareness about human rights violation in Mozambique that took place earlier this week has been lauded as beneficial to community members at the grassroots.

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

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

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.