Chimoio entered the Capuchin order after finishing school. On December 9, 1979, he received the sacrament of ordination . Pope John Paul II appointed Francisco Chimoio Bishop of Pemba on December 5, 2000 . He was ordained bishop on February 25, 2001. On February 22, 2003, Pope John Paul II appointed him Archbishop of Maputo.
In September 2007, as part of the 33-year celebration of Mozambique's independence, he accused European states of deliberately delivering AIDS- infected condoms to Africa in order to promote the colonization of the continent. Chimoio says: "Condoms are not sure because I know that there are two countries in Europe, they are making condoms with the virus on purpose".
- Entry for Francisco Chimoio on catholic-hierarchy.org
- BBC message to accusations of deliberate AIDS infection (English)
|Tomé Makhweliha SCI||
Bishop of Pemba
|Alexandre José Maria Cardinal dos Santos OFM||
Archbishop of Maputo
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Chimoio, Francisco OFMCap|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Mozambican religious, Archbishop of Maputo|
|DATE OF BIRTH||December 6, 1947|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Búzi , Sofala , Mozambique|