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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. 

Bishop António Juliasse Ferreira Sandramo, appointed Bishop of Mozambique's Pemba Diocese by Pope Francis on 08 March 2022. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Newly Appointed Bishop in Mozambique Renews Plea to Support Victims of Extremist Attacks

Mar 14, 2022

The newly appointed Catholic Bishop for Pemba Diocese in Mozambique has, in his first appeal after the appointment, called on the international community to support victims of extremist attacks in Cabo Delgado Province that is served by his Episcopal See.

Bishop António Juliasse Ferreira Sandramo, appointed Bishop of Mozambique's Pemba Diocese by Pope Francis on 08 March 2022. Credit: ACI Africa

Coordinator of 2019 Papal Visit in Mozambique Appointed Bishop of Country's Pemba Diocese

Mar 9, 2022

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop António Juliasse Ferreira Sandramo who coordinated the Papal visit in Mozambique in 2019 as the Local Ordinary of the country’s Pemba Diocese.

Flag of mozambique in the world map. | hyotographics/Shutterstock

Christian, Muslim Leaders in Mozambique Commit to Fight Extremism in New Declaration

Jan 10, 2022

Religious leaders who met in Mozambique’s city of Pemba have distanced themselves from extremists who kill in the name of religion in the country’s Cabo Delgado Province and vowed to unite in the fight against radicalism and violence in the embattled region.

Credit: Fr. Dumisani Vilakati.

Traumatized Mozambicans Not Receiving Adequate Psychosocial Attention, IMBISA Official

Dec 8, 2021

Displaced people who have undergone traumatic experiences in the embattled Cabo Delgado Province in Northern Mozambique are not receiving enough psychosocial support as attention is given to their other needs such as food and shelter, the Director of the Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) Secretariat has said. 

Newly arrived IDP’s at Rapale in Nampula, Mozambique. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Peace Entity Raises Alarm Over New IDP Influx in Mozambican City

Oct 30, 2021

The leadership of the Catholic peace and charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), is concerned that more Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are arriving in Nampula, a city in Northeastern Mozambique amid reports that peace is returning in the embattled Cabo Delgado Province in the North.

Bishop Antonio Juliasse, apostolic administrator of the diocese of Pemba. Credit: ACN

Food, Healthcare Urgent Needs for Displaced Persons in Mozambique: Catholic Bishop

Sep 23, 2021

Displaced persons in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province covered by the Catholic Diocese of Pemba are in urgent need of food and health care, the Apostolic Administrator of the Mozambican Diocese has said.   

Catechist Paulo Agostinho Matica/ Credit: Aid to the Church in need

Catechist Who Risked Life to Save Church Records in Mozambican Attack Lauded for Brevity

Jun 30, 2021

About two months after the deadly March attack in Palma town in Northern Mozambique, Paulo Agostinho Matica arrived in the Catholic Diocese of Pemba, South of the country, bearing a package that he considered “as a precious treasure” of the Church.

Bishop António Juliasse Sandramo, Apostolic Administrator of Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Share Aid Between Locals and Displaced to Avoid Conflicts, Bishop in Mozambique Says

Jun 20, 2021

The Apostolic Administrator of Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese, Bishop António Juliasse Sandramo, has urged charity groups and authorities giving aid to displaced people who have settled in the provincial capital not to discriminate against the local community. 

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.

Children at the Catholic Diocese of Pemba follow an entertainment with puppets in a psychosocial project aimed at helping them cope with their loss/Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Priest in Mozambique Using Puppets to Help Displaced Children Cope with Loss

May 16, 2021

A Catholic Priest ministering in Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese is using puppets to provide psychosocial support to children who have undergone trauma in the country’s warrying Cabo Delgado region.

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.

A mother and her child inside a doorless house in the Catholic Archdiocese of Nampula/ Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Charity to Facilitate Construction of Houses for Displaced People in Mozambique

May 7, 2021

Plans are underway to construct houses for victims of terror attacks in Northern Mozambique who are currently being hosted by the Catholic Archdiocese of Nampula in the Southern African country.

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.

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

Apr 11, 2021

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.

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.

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.

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

Dec 18, 2020

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.