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Mozambican Bishops cancel entire seminary academic year 2020 because of coronavirus

The Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM), has announced the cancellation of the entire academic year 2020, in all major seminaries of the country.
According to information made available to Vatican News, the decision of the Bishops comes as a result of the exponential increase in positive cases of COVID-19, in Mozambique. The country recently declared a State of Public Calamity, transitioning the country from a State of Emergency. In order not to take chances with the lives of seminarians and formation teams, the Bishops decided to make the drastic decision. The Bishops also said they took the decision after deep reflection and in consultation with the Rectors of the country’s major seminaries.

In an interview, in Maputo, Rector of the Theological Seminary -Pius X, Fr. Marcos Mubango, said the decision of the Bishops did not come lightly. Fr. Mubango underlined the fact that the health of seminarians and formation teams was more important than adherence to schedule.

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Fr. Mubango further said that the Bishops have ordered that seminarians be accompanied in their respective dioceses. According to the Mozambican Bishops, the training of seminarians goes beyond the mere academic dimension.

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