Mozambique is experiencing a growing insurgency that is causing “truly indescribable” horror, according to a leading Catholic charity.
Millions Flock to See Pope Francis in Southern Africa
During his Sept. 4-10 visit to the 3 M’s of the Indian Ocean — Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius — Pope Francis saw firsthand three nations full of inequalities: the first two, marred by violence and poverty, and the third, considered the most developed country in Africa.
Pope Brings Hope to Madagascar, Where 90 Percent Live Below the Poverty Line
On Friday, Pope Francis was due to touch down in Madagascar, the second leg of his three-nation African trip.
Pope Urges War-Torn Mozambique to Cultivate ‘Delicate Flower’ of Peace
On his first full day in Mozambique, a country torn apart by a civil war from 1977 to 1992 and still struggling with violence, Pope Francis said lasting peace is not the mere absence of armed conflict but a tireless commitment to secure equal opportunities for all, because if some “are left on the fringes,” aggression will eventually explode.
Mozambique Begins Pope Francis’s Three-Nation Trip to Africa
Pope Francis lands today in Mozambique, the first of the 3 Ms of the Indian Ocean he will visit Sept. 4-10 during the 31st international trip of his pontificate.
Pope Heads to ‘Three M’s’ of the Indian Ocean, Seeking Peace and Reconciliation
Pope Francis’s return to sub-Saharan Africa begins in Mozambique, a nation which, according to the United Nations, ranks among the world’s poorest and least developed despite being rich in natural resources. Locals hope Francis’s visit inspires “Hope, Peace and Reconciliation,” as the country is still feeling the effects of a bloody civil war from 1977 to 1992.
Matters of Life and Death: Pope to Bring His Message to Southern Africa
Rejecting violence, promoting interreligious harmony, caring for the environment and stamping out government corruption are expected to be high on the agenda Sept. 4-10 when Pope Francis visits Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius.