March 27, 2019 / 11:36 AM / 5 months ago

Pope to visit Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius in September

VATICAN CITY, March 27 (Reuters) - Pope Francis will visit the African nations of Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius in September, the Vatican said on Wednesday.

The Sept. 4-10 trip will take him to the capitals of the three countries, Maputo, Antananarivo and Port Louis, the Vatican spokesman said, without giving further details.

Mozambique has been hit by a devastating cyclone and floods that have killed hundreds of people. The area around Beira has been the hardest hit. (Reporting By Philip Pullella; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

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