The General Council of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambéry announced with deep gratitude that on Sunday, September 6, two of their sisters, from Brazil, Sister Maria Inez Leite Ramos and Sister Eliane Costa Santana, were safely released after 24 days of being held by the Rebels in Mocimboa da Praia, Mozambique.
The sisters are now staying outside of the Cabo Delgado area. They are resting and being attended to by medical personal.
The Congregation is very grateful for the work of Bishop Luis Fernando Lisboa of Pemba, Mozambique and others, who along with other governmental agencies, were able to secure their safe release.
Sisters Eliane and Maria Inez, and the Congregation, ask for prayers for all of the people in that part of Mozambique who have been displaced and harmed by the rebels.