March 27, 2019 / 11:38 AM / 6 months ago

Pope to visit Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius in September

Pope Francis leaves after the Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

VATICAN CITY (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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