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Two Brazilian Nuns Kidnapped in Mozambique Early August Regain Freedom

The two nuns of the Congregation of St. Joseph Chambery in Mocímboa da Praia in the Province of Cabo Delgado within the Catholic Diocese of Pemba in Mozambique who went missing after jihadists attacked a port city in the Southern African country at the beginning of August, have been freed, the Bishop of Pemba Diocese has confirmed.

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South Sudan Churches Condemn Killing of Nine Children, Women in Two Attacks

Two separate attacks in South Sudan have left nine children dead in less than a month, a situation that has drawn the attention of religious leaders in the East-Central African country who have condemned the killings and called for external intervention to tame violence in the nine-year-old country.

Bishop Luiz Fernando Lisboa of Pemba Diocese within the Province of Cabo Delgado in Mozambique.

“This crisis has completely destabilized our province,” Bishop in Mozambique

The Bishop of Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese within the Province of Cabo Delgado is decrying the increasing humanitarian crisis that has affected the people of God in his jurisdiction, with hundreds of thousands displaced.

Bishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr with Pope Francis in the Vatican.

Ghanaian Bishop Known for Service to Mentally Handicapped Appointed to Pontifical Council

A Ghanaian Bishop known for his love for people suffering from mental illness in the West African country has been recognized by the Holy Father who has appointed him to the position of member of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) in one of the latest Papal appointments.

Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

South African Churches Petition Vatican, WCC to Intervene in West Bank Takeover by Israel

Representatives of the various Christian denominations in South Africa have appealed to the Vatican and the World Council of Churches (WCC) to intervene in Israel’s plan to take over the West Bank, a landlocked territory claimed by both Israel and Palestine.