IMBISA SAYS WELCOME TO POPE FRANCIS
This statement is expressed in the document of the Catholic Bishops of Mozambique, of Conference Episcopal Mozambique, CEM, signed by President Lucio Andrade Muandula, pictured.
The Prelate, who is also the current President of IMBISA, addressing the faithful of Mozambican dioceses said, “The presence of the Pope among us means that the Catholic Church in Mozambique is not an isolated church, it is and remains in communion with the whole Church, “.
For the bishop, who is proud of the communion, he describes the Pope’s visit as a reason for hope by subscribing to the theme chosen “Hope, Peace and Reconciliation.” According to him, the Pope comes to help and enliven the traumas caused by the devastation of cyclones IDAI and Kenneth, as well as the communities of Cabo Delgado, “where populations have been suffering because of repeated armed attacks by groups not yet identified,” pointed out.
Francis in Mozambique has an extensive agenda that has already been announced. In addition to the public celebration with the faithful, the great expectation is the interreligious encounter with the young Mozambicans. The Argentine Pope is waiting to encourage the young people’s pastoral agenda in the Southern Africa region and in particular in IMBISA, without proselytizing consequences on other non-believing “minorities” or “majorities”.