Pope Francis met with civic leaders in Port Louis on the last day of his trip.
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The eastern African country is the Holy Father’s final stop on his six-day, three-country apostolic journey.
Akamasoa youngsters gave an exuberant and joyful welcome on Our Lady’s birthday, not only to Pope Francis, but also Father Pedro Opeka — indicative of the great affection the Madagascan poor have for him.
‘We are men and women of praise,’ the Holy Father said Sept. 8.
At the community founded by Vincentian Father Pedro Opeka, the Holy Father praised their ‘prophetic witness of hope’ and asked for their prayers.
“For us as Christians, our sacrifices only make sense in the light of the joyful celebration of our encounter with Jesus Christ,” the pope said.
Pope Francis praised the country’s aspiration to “stability and peace, through a fruitful democratic alternation that shows respect for the complementarity of styles and visions.”
Pope Francis spoke off-the-cuff for a short homily following Terce, or midmorning prayer, at the Carmel of St. Joseph in Antananarivo Sept. 7.
Mozambique fought a civil war from 1977 to 1992 between Frelimo, a socialist party that has ruled the country since it gained independence in 1975, and Renamo, an anti-communist organization.
The Holy Father addressed civic leaders and diplomats in the first address of his six-day, three-country visit.