- Jan 16, 2021
Two missionary sisters captured by rebels in northern Mozambique were released unharmed after 24 days, according to their congregation, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambery.
Pope Francis was making cold calls again on Wednesday, this time to surprise a Brazilian born bishop who ministers in Mozambique amidst one of the world’s worst humanitarian situations.
A Catholic bishop in Mozambique appealed for humanitarian assistance to feed hundreds of thousands of displaced people, following late-June attacks in the country’s northern province of Cabo Delgado.
Cabo Delgado is the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in Mozambique, adding to the problems the region has been suffering over the past three years.
More than once in recent days, Pope Francis has made reference to the “dopo” of the pandemic, using the Italian word for “after.” Friday, the pontiff said the aftermath will face serious issues with poverty, unemployment and hunger.
While world attention has been focused on the growing coronavirus pandemic, millions of people continue to suffer due to human trafficking networks.