Mozambique: Niassa Diocese & Missionary Diocese of Nampula
The northern half of Mozambique is served by the Niassa Diocese, formed in 1980 when the country was divided into two dioceses and then recently in September 2018 the Missionary Diocese of Nampula. The Niassa Diocese is led by The Rt Rev. Vicente Msossa and is based in Lichinga and the Diocese of Nampula is led by The Rt Rev Manuel Ernesto and he is based in Nampula.
These dioceses are huge (1.5 times the size of the UK) and is experiencing tremendous growth, with new parishes created each year within its four archdeaconaries. Within the dioceses there are the departments of ministry, mission, worhsip and diocesan administration.
In the mission department, the teams of life – Equipa de Vida’s work includes wells, agriculture, HIV/AIDS education, development and health. The large Salt, Health and Light community health project on the upper lakeshores continues strongly and impressively with the Mozambican government. The WASH project based in Milange focusses on wells, water and sanitation projects through the diocese.