Silver Jubilee of Chimoio Diocese and the blessing of its new cathedral – Mozambique


silver-jubilee-of-chimoio-diocese-10bBy Boris Yabre, M.Afr

On Sunday 12th February, the Diocese of Chimoio celebrated its 25 years of existence by blessing the newly built cathedral. The Bishops of Beira, Maputo and Quelimane together with thousands of Christians who came to express their support to Bishop João Francisco Silota, the first Bishop of Chimoio Diocese and thanking God for this achievement.

In his homily, Bishop Silota presented a financial report of local and foreign contributions for the construction of the cathedral. Before the final blessing, he made public his last will to be buried in the cathedral. “If I died in or outside Mozambique or even in another continent, if nothing prevent it, I would like to be buried in this cathedral.” Then, leaving the altar and going down to the main entrance, he showed in a dramatic manner the place of his future resting place. The successor of Bishop Silota will be enthroned on 12th March 2017. We recommend him to your prayers.

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