The two nuns who disappeared in Mocímboa da Praia , northern Mozambique, have been found safe and sound, according to a statement from Mons. Luiz Fernando Lisboa, Bishop of Pemba.

” Sisters Inês and Eliane “, both Brazilian and missing for “twenty-four days” , are now “back among us, safe and sound.”

The two sisters of the San José de Chambéry congregation disappeared the first week of August, after the attack and the takeover by armed groups of the town of Mocímboa da Praia.

Mons. Luiz Fernando Lisboa, Bishop of Pemba. (ACN)

Speaking to Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Bishop Lisboa explained that of the 60 people who were sheltering in the convent of the nuns “some managed to escape and left Mocímboa and others are still there . ” He has also asked for prayers “for those who are still missing.”

In the statement, Bishop Lisboa also thanked “from the heart” all the people who “accompany us in our tribulations with prayer and solidarity.” “This comforts us and shows the face of a merciful God.”

The bishop thanks God for the return of the sisters and asks for “the gift of true peace, which we need so much in Mozambique and Cabo Delgado.”