During this time the Metropolitan had the opportunity to meet at the highest level with
some key personalities of both the State and Government of Mozambique.
The purpose of the visit of Metropolitan of Portugal to Mozambique assumes (and
assumed) the intention to provide a framework for collaboration between International
Financial Authorities Represented by The Church, and the Mozambican State.
The main objective is to present the framework of specific cooperation in helping the
Government of Mozambique to have access to international financial resources to
enable it to structure and restructure the Country in the sectors most relevant to the
quality of life of the Mozambican people and even strategic sectors for the State in the
context of Southern Africa.
Metropolitan John of Portugal met, among many other Rulers of Mozambique:
- With the Finance Minister Manuel Chang;
- With Mrs. Minister of Mineral Resources;
- With Mrs. Director of Treasury of State;
- With the President of the Institute of State for Investment;
- With Mr. Counsellor of State, Mr. Ussuname Ali Dauto.
The willingness of the Orthodox Church of Portugal, through its Primate, His Lordship
John of Portugal, in order to contribute to a restructuring of the Country at nationally
level, has found great receptivity on the part of Officials of State and Government of
It is now up to Government Authorities and State Mozambican, framing the geostrategic
point of view – both potential financial and political measures, arising from the
collaboration formally proposed by the Metropolitan of Portugal.May Our God brighten and clarify the Mozambican Government Authorities on the
best solutions and financial policies to be taken in order to overcome the technical
difficulties that may persist, so that this design completely altruistic and fraternal,
exposed by the Primate of Portugal lead for deliberation and timely resolution of the
We thank the State and Government of Mozambique for the fraternal order and caring,
with which Ruled - at all times - the sincere dialogue, interested, serious and committed,
on auscultation of the Cooperation Project announced by His Lordship, Metropolitan
John, Primate of the Orthodox Church Portugal.