Rome Newsroom, Sep 4, 2020 / 06:00 am
Two religious sisters in Mozambique are still unaccounted for three weeks after militants linked to the Islamic State seized control of the port city of Mocimboa da Praia.
Sister Inés Ramos, who is over 70, and Sister Eliane da Costa of the congregation of St. Joseph of Chambéry have not been heard from since the rebels attacked their city in early August.
The General House of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambéry in Rome told CNA Sept. 4 that the sisters in Mozambique remained missing.
"We are hoping that they are still alive but have no means of communication. We have not had any official notification," Fr. Kwiriwi Fonseca of the Diocese of Pemba in northern Mozambique told Aid to the Church in Need Sept. 2.