Catholics in Chipata make offerings towards Cyclone Idai victims


CATHOLICS across Chipata Diocese yesterday made their contributions towards the victims of Cyclone Idai in Malawi, Mozambique and Mozambique.

At St Anne’s Cathedral Parish, Christians made their contributions in all the three services.

Parish priest Fr Christopher Sakala said people can still make their contributions through the parish office until April 14, 2019 when the

contributions would be taken to the Catholic secretariat in Lusaka.

Last week, Diocesan Bishop George Lungu who is also Zambia Centre for Catholic Bishops president urged Christians throughout the Diocese to

donate to the people affected by the storm.

“In support of victims of Cyclone Idai, Hebrews chapter 13 verse 16 reads ‘And we should not forget to do good and to share with others

for with such sacrifices God is pleased’. Recently parts of our neighbouring countries of Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe were hit by a powerful storm called Cyclone Idai. This has caused widespread flooding, destruction of property and loss of lives, to date more than 700

lives have been lost and millions of people have been left homeless while others are still missing,” he said.

“The season of Lent challenges us Christians to share in the sufferings of our neighbours in need…It is for this reason that I ask that next Sunday, the 7th April 2019, let there be a collection in all our Catholic churches for this cause.”

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