Mozambique: the nuns who were missing for 24 days are safe and sound
Sister Inés Ramos and Sister Eliane da Costa of the Congregation of St. Joseph of Chambéry were reportedly found, after they were missing for 24 days, following a series of jihadist attacks between the 5th and the 11th in Mocímboa da Praia. They are safe, but for the moment, they do not wish to make any public statements.
Last Sunday, on the 6th of September, Father Luiz Fernando Lisboa, the Bishop of the Diocese of Pemba, told ACN Portugal that the two nuns were found safe and well, but they still do not want to answer the public’s questions.
As we have reported earlier, the two nuns and sixty other people who were under their care were missing since Islamic State group-linked militants seized control of a port city in Mozambique in early August. Due to communication problems, the leaders of the congregation could not enter into contact with the nuns for 24 days, and everybody was preparing for the worst.
Thank God, the nuns were finally found safe and now they are back with their congregation. However, there are still many people captured in the region, and Father Luiz asks the faithful to pray for those in danger.