- Inés San Martín
- Sep 12, 2019
“Peace is like a delicate flower, struggling to blossom on the stony ground of violence,” Pope Francis said during a visit Thursday to Mozambique, a country torn apart by a civil war from 1977 to 1992 and still struggling with violence.
Greeted with full military honors, traditional dances and huge crowds lining the streets, Pope Francis arrived in Mozambique Sept. 4 at the start of a weeklong trip to Africa.
Pope Francis says he is “honored” by the fact that a group of conservative, right-leaning Catholics from the United States attack him.
Pope Francis is opening a three-nation pilgrimage to southern Africa with a strategic visit to Mozambique, just weeks after the country’s ruling party and armed opposition signed a new peace deal and weeks before national elections.
Pope Francis lands today in Mozambique, the first of the 3 M’s of the Indian Ocean he will visit Sept. 4-10 during the 31st international trip of his pontificate.
Pope Francis heads this week to the southern African nations of Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius, visiting some of the world’s poorest countries in a region hard hit by some of his biggest concerns: Conflict, corruption and climate change.