The Conclave’s history reveals its essential purpose: to guarantee an indisputable and swift papal succession in times of uncertainty Photo: Reuters

Mozambique: Famine, disease and thirst predicted due to Islamist terrorism

Christians are a minority in predominantly Muslim northern Mozambique, but the two communities have historically coexisted peacefully until the armed insurgency broke out in 2017. Extremist groups tend to target civilian and state-owned institutions, but attacks on specifically Christian communities have also been reported – including the murder of an Italian religious Sister in 2022.