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President Filipe Nyusi has just announced that Pope Francis will visit Mozambique in the first week of September this year, in what he calls a “historic moment”, Lusa reports. The Vatican spokesman told Lusa the visit would take place from 4 to 6 September.
Meanwhile, Reuters news agency reports that “Pope Francis will visit the African nations of Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius in September, the Vatican said on Wednesday”.
The Sept. 4-10 trip will take him to the capitals of the three countries, Maputo, Antananarivo and Port Louis, the Vatican spokesman said, without giving further details, reads the Reuters report, adding:
“Mozambique has been hit by a devastating cyclone and floods that have killed hundreds of people. The area around Beira has been the hardest hit.”
#PopeFrancis will make an Apostolic Visit to Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius from 4 to 10 September 2019, visiting the cities of Maputo in Mozambique, Antananarivo in Madagascar and Port Louis in Mauritius
— Alessandro Gisotti (@AGisotti) March 27, 2019
Source: Lusa / Reuters
#PopeFrancis is not slowing down. Vatican confirms trip Sept. 4-10 to Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius.
— Cindy Wooden (@Cindy_Wooden) March 27, 2019