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Pope Francis called Bishop Lisboa on Aug. 19 after the Islamic State declared that it had taken two military bases near Cabo Delgado’s port city Mocimboa da Praia.
Pope Francis met with civic leaders in Port Louis on the last day of his trip.
The eastern African country is the Holy Father’s final stop on his six-day, three-country apostolic journey.
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.
Zimpeto Dream clinic, which opened in 2002, is run by the Community of Sant’Egidio, a lay movement centered on peace and helping the poor.
The Holy Father addressed civic leaders and diplomats in the first address of his six-day, three-country visit.
His throwaway remark, made in connection with a new book that claims influential American Catholics want him to step down, generated surprise aboard the papal flight today to Mozambique.
The bishops who gathered in Mozambique at the May 28-31 Seminar on the Family were from the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and the Council of the Bishops’ Conferences of Europe (CCEE).
‘The family must always be defended as the main source of fraternity, respect for others and the primary path of peace,’ the Holy Father told the bishops of Mozambique Saturday.