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02 Sep 2019 | 08:42 PM UTC

Mozambique: Pope Francis to visit Maputo September 4-6

Mozambique News Alert

Pope Francis will visit the capital Maputo from September 4-6; heightened security measures and crowded conditions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/2/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/6/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Maputo). COUNTRY/REGION Maputo


Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Maputo from Wednesday, September 4, until Friday, September 6. He is expected to arrive at Maputo International Airport (MPM) at 18:30 (local time) on Wednesday where a welcome ceremony will be held. The Pope will hold mass and meetings at various locations throughout the capital during his visit. On Friday, September 6, Pope Francis will fly from Maputo to Antananarivo (Madagascar); a farewell ceremony will be held at MPM at 12:30.

Heightened security measures, including an increase in checkpoints and movement restrictions, will likely be in place around all of papal events and at the airport. Crowded conditions are anticipated in Maputo during the papal visit.


Individuals in Maputo are advised to monitor developments to the situation, remain vigilant in large public gatherings, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities. Anticipate increased security measures and localized transportation disruptions (including crowded conditions) near events related to the papal visit.


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