Mozambique, Monday July 8 President Nyusi is visiting Sant'Egidio.

July 6 2019 - ROME, ITALY


In two months' time, Pope Francis will visit the African country which was struck by Cyclone Idai last March.

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On Monday, July 8, the President of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, on a state visit to Italy, will be at Sant'Egidio to meet with the founder Andrea Riccardi, President Marco Impagliazzo and other leaders of the Community. At the end of the meeting, which will take place two months before Pope Francis' trip to Mozambique, President Nyusi will make some statements to the press at 2:00 pm.
Sant'Egidio is present in all regions of Mozambique with numerous communities, committed in the outskirts of cities and villages with the Schools of Peace, in order to help the children and the elderly. Moreover, the communities are also trying to improve the living conditions of prisoners. The Community is also known in the country for its DREAM program, which is focused on the treatment of AIDS. This syndrome has been widespread from Mozambique to ten other African countries. During the recent months, the humanitarian work of Sant'Egidio has focused on the region of Beira, a city particularly damaged  by Cyclone Idai. On March 14, this cyclone hit a vast region of the country, causing hundreds of victims and thousands of displaced persons.