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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Southern Africa Bishops Plan Solidarity Visit to Mozambique's Pemba Diocese amid Crisis

Members of the three-nation conference in Southern Africa have planned to reach out to the Bishop of Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese in a solidarity visit amid insurgency in Cabo Delgado Province.

Families fleeing violence in the Cabo Delgado province arrive at the port city of Pemba.

Bishops in Mozambique Express “fraternal closeness” With Violence-stricken Citizens

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM) have expressed their solidarity with the people of God in the Province of Cabo Delgado, within the Catholic Diocese of Pemba who are experiencing violent attacks from jihadists. 

Families fleeing violence in the Cabo Delgado province in Mozambique. / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN International).

Catholic Aid Agency Reaches out to Mozambique’s Displaced, Bereaved amid Protracted Crisis

The leadership of the international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN International) is reaching out to the people of God in Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese who have been caught up in the protracted crisis of Cabo Delgado Province.

Some journalists of São Francisco de Assis Community Radio in Mozambique hiding with their families in bishes after their radio station was raided by insurgents. / National Forum of Community Radios (FORCOM) /Facebook Page

Catholic Radio Journalists in Mozambique Hiding in Bushes after Insurgent Attack

The leadership of the National Community Radio Forum (FORCOM) in Mozambique has expressed concerns about the welfare of a group of Catholic journalists in the Province of Cabo Delgado within Pemba Diocese who have been hiding in bushes for at least 10 days after insurgents raided their radio station.

Some internally displaced persons at Paquitequete beach in Pemba Diocese.

“We are truly in a deep humanitarian crisis”: Bishop in Mozambique over Cabo Delgado

The people of God in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province are experiencing “a deep humanitarian crisis,” the Bishop of Pemba Diocese, which covers the Northernmost Province of the Southern African nation said earlier this week, appealing for aid for thousands of displaced families.