Pope Francis donates $500 000 to Malawi’s hungry

His Holiness Pope Francis has gone out of Catholic Church’s principles and practice and gave $500 000 (about  K365 million)  to the government of Malawi to mitigate the hunger crisis.

Pope Francis wishes Malawi well

Pope Francis wishes Malawi well

The donation has been announced after the Head of the influential Catholic Church recently met Malawi’s Vice President Saulos Chilima in Vatican.

Chilima, a devout Catholic extended an invitation from President Peter Mutharika to the Pope to visit Malawi.

The  leadership of the Catholic Church in the country announced the Pope’s donation during the consecration of St Joseph the Worker Cathedral Church of the Diocese of Karonga on Saturday.

“His Holiness has decided to give $500 000 to Malawi to assist in drought relief as a sign of love for the poor and the marginalised,” said Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) chairperson Bishop Thomas Msusa.

It is very unusual for the Pope to hand out gifts of this type to governments as it not in line with the standard procedures of the Holy See.

Where disaster relief gifts are donated, it is done through Catholic Church agencies like Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (Cadecom)  and Bishops Conferences.

Bishop Msusa conveyed  “sincere appreciation” to the Pope “for the timely spiritual and material interventions in favour of the people in Malawi.

Vice President Chilima also expressed government’s gratitude to the Holy Father for his  commitment to the poor.

Chilima, who was guest of honour at the event, also encouraged the Catholic Church to continue working towards satisfying the spiritual needs of the citizenry.

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6 thoughts on “Pope Francis donates $500 000 to Malawi’s hungry”

  1. ANALYST says:

    How I wish this money was donated through CADECOM otherswise ndi cashgate akupanga anthu amenewa? Mmmmmmmm am afraid! But all in all , many thanks to my Church and our Papa Francesco

  2. HE the Life President Mfuti Kasinja? says:

    Talandila chakudya chanu a papa. Koma ku Malawi kuli zi gandanga, zakuba, zimangoziwa kunyera ku chimbuzi ndi kuba basi. Ndalama imeneyo send your church auditor to audit. mind you short fall will come immediately. This is 100 percent corrupt country I know it.

  3. QueenB says:

    I wish the Pope knew how corrupt Malawi leaders are.

    1. folopensi says:

      Koma ndipo akanadziwa! It would have been better if he donated via catholic church than straight to govt.

  4. James says:

    Nanu a Nyasa osamangolemba zinthu zoti simukuzitsata… inuyo mukuona ngati u know the so called “Catholic principles and practice” than His Holiness himself? The Pope is a sovereign of the City State of the Vatican, therefore in the eyes of international law and relations he is Head of his government. In that capacity, he can donate to any other government just like other governments can also assist each other.

    1. Jones Yatsanya says:

      All we are asking is for the holy gift to reach the intended poor beneficiaries. This is against fear of the much exposed incidences of greed and corrupt practices rampant in our society. Please love the poor and give them the food aid provided by the Pope.

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