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“These are people who not only need to eat; they also have to have some spiritual accompaniment. Some of them have seen their parents, their brothers beheaded.”
They are sowing terror among the population, burning towns and villages and attacking civilians on the roads or those travelling by public transport.
“There are many financial interests and those who are funding all this are finding fertile ground due to the poverty, the lack of opportunities and the resulting youth unemployment.”
There are no official statistics, but the bishop is certain that at least 500 have been killed since late October 2017, when the attacks on villages, administrative centers and army personnel began. The attackers have left decapitated bodies behind to sow terror.
In January 2017, the northern coast of Mozambique, already one of the world’s poorest countries, was battered by a severe cyclone. The storm brought heavy …
“Beira is no longer a city. It has been destroyed almost entirely. From an airplane, the city presents itself as a large lake, from which emerge buildings without ceilings. You don’t see streets, houses, fields. A lot of people have lost their lives.”
“So far nobody can confirm with any certainty whom we are dealing with. There were no common factors among the victims of the attacks, who were from different villages and of different religions. It doesn’t appear to be a persecution of Christians specificallyo far nobody can confirm with any certainty whom we are dealing with,” he continued, adding that “there were no common factors among the victims of the attacks, who were from different villages and of different religions. It doesn’t appear to be a persecution of Christians specifically.”