Pope Francis prays for Malawi flood survivors

Pope Francis has assured of his prayers for victims of floods in Malawi as at least 200 people are reported killed and tens of thousands evacuated in what has been branded the worst flooding on record in the southern African nation.

Pope Francis wishes Malawi well

Pope Francis wishes Malawi well

The head of the Roman Catholic Church said expressed his closeness to those who are living moments of anguish and adversity

Following President Peter Mutharika’s declaration on January 13, 2015 that 15 districts in the country are disaster areas, His Holiness Pope Francis through the office of Apostolic Nunciature in Malawi conveyed a solidarity message to the people of Malawi through His Grace, Archbishop Thomas Msusa, Vice President of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM).

“His Holiness Pope Francis, informed of the tragic consequence of the heavy rains in Malawi, has asked to convey his close and solidarity to you and the Catholic faithful, and all the beloved people of Malawi,” Cardinal Pietro Parolin, said in a statement.

According to the statement, His Holiness assures Malawi  of his prayers for the victims, their families and all affected by the catastrophe.

Pope Francis encouraged civil and ecclesiastical institutions as well as all people of good will, to provide in a spirit of charity and Christian solidarity the necessary help those who have lost their homes or personal belongings.

“The Holy Father invokes God’s blessings of strength and perseverance upon those engaged in the massive work of relief, and he expresses his fervent hope that the International community will respond generously and effectively to the needs of the suffering,” reads the statement.

The Pope statement finished with him imparting his apostolic blessing

Apart from killing about 200 people, the floods have also displaced at least 200,000 others, left homes and schools submerged in water and roads washed away by the deluge.

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47 thoughts on “Pope Francis prays for Malawi flood survivors”

  1. True patriot says:

    You are the rock,on this rock I shall build my church.Catholic is a real deal.Bravo our Pope.

  2. INU Lalirani says:

    thumbwe man, Its not my thinking, I put a verse there. Christ meant “no spiritual fathers” I want u in heaven. Judge de Bible not me. As 4 me “peace where necessary, TRUTH AT ALL COST” as Luther told the papacy in de 1500s. Dont be blind folded

  3. Mike nyirendah says:

    Malawi is trouble guyz eish

  4. BalakaGuy says:

    People who just critisize for the sake of it,koma ndinu mbuli zotheratu,for your own information Pope Francis is an argentine and a jesuit missionary,the first pope from these defenders of the church.By the time he was joining the seminary,he had a Masters Degree in Chemistry,do i need to tell you his name?jorje mario bergolio,and do you why he chose that name Francis,do you know Francis of Assisi?Do not expose ignorance here,ngati simunawerenge mabuku ambiri ndibwino kungokhala mwamvatu?

  5. victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi says:

    Do not judge any religion. It’s only Jesus who has that power. If you are knowledgeable
    keep it for your own benefit and not impose your so called ‘religious knowledge’ on others.
    Thank you Pope for your intention in praying for Malawi and asking for assistance for the victims of floods is not to please some humans but out of love and belief in the creator. Let’s pray for people who think and talk against those who have nothing against them.

  6. Ngozo says:

    Holy father my foot..demet

  7. Mu umodzi muli mphavu says:

    Am not a catholic, but am a christian, and sindikukhulupilira kuti mkhristu weniweni angakhale busy kunyoza pingo wanzake. Kodi amalawi tatani? Kumalawi kuno tili ndi ufulu wazipembezo, ngati katolika sumagwilizana nayo, basi tuluka, kayambe mpingo omwe iwe ukuona kuti ndiwabwino kwa iwe .

  8. tuvitwana says:

    HILLIER THAN THOU. THE PHARISEES USED TO DO THE SAME.
    CATHOLICS, CONTINUE PRAYING WITH HUMBLENESS, I REST MY CASE.
    A SEVENTY DAY TALK TOO MUCH ON THIS, BUT CHECK THEIR LIFE STYLES

  9. Mr what what says:

    I’ve been in this church, but i didn’t see a bible lesson, the verses they knois about mary giving birth to Jesus, and i’ve been hearing it almost every sunday. How can someone learn the bible thru that. Search for thr truth and you will find it, its easy

  10. Stanley says:

    This is a Church of all Churches.

  11. arkm says:

    Catholics base their teachings on traditions not on the Holy Bible. Combination of pagan teachings and some Christian teachings is what bore Catholicism e.g idols worship, female god worship, purgatory, immortal soul, infant baptism, trinity, hell fire, etc. Catholicism was started by Constantine who joined Christianity just to gain political mileage. then he brought his pagan ideas into the church. Christian leaders accepted this because they just wanted peace with these Roman rulers who were persecuting the Christians. (Before you hurl insults on me, find out if what I’ve said is true or false, Catholicism is NOT based on the Holy Bible, it is pagan)

    1. apao says:

      Inu umaona ngati inu ndeodzindikila mantaly ndi inu akapolo amalilime, inu churchology nde Chani coz ndimaona kuti ngati mukunanga timachurch mumamanila RC kuti mpingo ukule, pano we are not intetaining zomayima miseu kulankhula malilimenso zakuto basi, timipingo kuti bweee bola kuvala suit ati ndi abusa,mulaliki,aprophet, zachingambwe basi, ndine WA RC church, sindizasintha,

      1. arkm says:

        I can not attack you personally but I was just telling the truth as it is. one thing, I’m not any member of Christendom, nor have I ever spoke in tounges. I know more is involved in worshipping the true God than just speaking gibberish. but close your eyes and think if whatever I said is true or not. I’m 100% sure that you belong to that religion just because your parents were of that religion not that you carefully examined the bible to see for yourself if whatever you believe comes from it. ask yourself: if you call this Argentine HOLY FATHER, then what do you call the Creator of the earth and universe?? the Creator of your life, the true God?? this man is just mortal and one day he will die and rot as John Paul is doing now but you call him holy father, isn’t that pathetic and detestable?? Thats why I said Catholicism is based on traditions not on the Holy Bible because the Bible says there’s only one Holy Father, in heaven. another thing, the true God isn’t the God of the majority but of the minority. Infact the Bible says that many are the people walking on the road to destruction (false religion) than those to everlasting life. so for the fact that the Roman Catholic has more followers than any other religion DOES NOT automatically make it the true religion. please reexamine your Bible knowledge, not philosophy taught in theologian colleges or seminars

  12. c ngoleka says:

    Asatipatse minyama tepephera tokha

  13. Hummy says:

    What I know is; only God is “HOLY”.
    We like putting ourselves on the same position as God why..?.

    Our Holy father..?????

    And some are still saying thank you our holy father, what the hek.

    The story here is full of praising that person who is neither God nor Jesus, he is the head of the Roman Catholic & Jesus doesnt take part there. Watch the space pple n stop worshipping pple.

  14. mkazi wa chigololo amene wakwera chilombo cha mitu seven ndi madzi ambiri chayankhula

  15. thumbwe man says:

    Why should you point a finger at a name called by others who are comfortable doing so? Lilirani dont you call your uncle ambwiye/ambuye and is that wrong. Your thinking is as good as dead, shut up. You must be a catholic break away, frustrated man.

  16. cnkhuto says:

    What’s wrong with the message our Pope is sending us. Don’t we need prayers? For one to donate, it takes the spiritual touch even though those donating can not understand it. Thanks Pope for your prayers. We believe more people and institutions will be touched and help us.

  17. mkatolika wa kale says:

    most catholics think they know while in fact they actually are not even “conversant with our catholic norms, values n traditions or practices” and when somebody tries to educate them they ask them to “shut up” why? “we love our pope n church” now can we love “our pope n church” more than God and His Word? May God help us.

  18. mwiithotho says:

    You heathens! Know this and learn it well. TIMIPINGO TONSETO MUKUNYADILATO TINABADWA out of your leaders’ disgruntledness and lack of seriously conforming to Roman Catholic standards of high integrity

  19. kadakaona says:

    However, we are thankfull for his prayers but we do not agree that he is HIS HOLINESS. He is a church leader like ma church leaders ena onse a padziko lapansi lino. They are and we are all sinners not Holy yayi takana.

  20. kadakaona says:

    Pepani abale anga nonse pano pa dziko lapansi palibe munthu amene angatchedwe kuti His Holiness. It is only the Father in heaven who is holly. Akatolika tamandifunsaniko nokha kuti kodi ndikothekadi kuti munthu wina pa dziko lapansi lino ndingamutchule kuti ali holly posatengera dzidani kuti akukuuzani iziwa ndi a mpingo wanji. Mu katolika muli ma Dr, ma Proffesors ndi anthu ophunzila kwambiri koma they are blind pa mau a Mulungu. Ma proff. nonse muli mu mpingo umenewu dere simungatsakule maso anu ndikuona kuti koma apa pokha ndiye tadutsa Malire. Kutenga maina a Yehova kupatsa munthu wobadwa ndi uchimo! EEEEE, be careful ma komenti amenewa mudzawafuna mabukhu atatsekedwa ndithu. As for you the Pope, why can’t you advise you church members not to call you holly because it is the only father in heaven who is holly? Daniel 7:25, kumeneku ndikuchitira mwano dzina la Mulungu, tawerengani zomwe chidzacjite CHIROMBO mmasiku akumapeto a nthawi, werengani Chibvumbulutso 13:4-6. Chonde inu a Katolika, tawerengani baibulo lomwe title yake ndi BUKHU LOPATULIKA NDILO MAU A MULUNGU, osawerenga chitsime kapena MALEMBO OYERA AYI, limene lija Papa yo adachotsamo zina ndikuonjezeranso zina za chikunja. Muli muli malovu do!do!do!do!do!do! kudontha ngati anthu asaphunzira. Take an initiative to read these verses. Tikamati CHIROMBO, baibulo ikunena kuti chirombo ndi munthu amene adzandikundikila pa zinthu za Umulungu. Ndiye tikati tione padziko la pansi lino ndani amene adadzikundikila pa zaumulungu?
    1. Papa adatenga maina onse a Yehova Mulungu wokhala kumwamba natchedwa kuti Father, His Holiness, ndipo akuchui chirombocho chidzasocheretsa ambiri kotero kuti pa vesi 3-4 la chibvumbulutso 13 po akuti ndipo dziko lonse lapansi linazizwa potsata chirombocho ndipo analambira chinjoka, ndipo alambira chirombo ndikunena kuti afanana ndi chirombo ndani, that’s why ena apa mwakomenta kuti, SIMUNGATITHE TIRIPO AMBIRI. Mukungokwaniritsa mbali yoipa yogalukira Mulungu.

  21. zuze says:

    Inu a Kalimo Mada, mukadzazindikila choonadi, choonadicho chidzakumasulani mwamva. Mukadali mbuli pa nkhani ya mau oyera.

  22. zuze says:

    Mudziwerenga bible inu a Katolika ninutu odontha kwambiri pa nkhani wa bible. How can you call a human being “His Holiness”. It is only our heavenly Father who is Holly. Nobody else. Ngati mukuona kuti ndikukuchitilani mwano pa advice yangayi, kafufuzeni mu bible ngati mungapezepo kuti munthu wobadwa mu dziko lapansi lomwelino angakhale holly. Kumvetsa chifundo inu a Katolika pa nkhani ya mu baibulo. Muwerenge mavesi awa:
    1. Yohane 8:32- Ndipo mudzazindikila choonadi ndipo choonadi chidzakumasulani. Mukadzafika nthawi yoti mwazindikila zoonadi zomwe zili mu baibulo, mudzamasuka kutsutsa mabodza omuchula Papa kuti he is holly.
    2. Machitidwe 17:30 Munthawi yakusadziwa tsono Mulungu analekerera. Popeza panopa simukudziwa kuti yemwe ali Holly ndi Mulungu Yehova Yekha, Yehovayo akukulekerelani osakuimbani mulandu koma mukadzazindikila choonadi, choonadicho chidzakumasul;ani
    3. Chibvumbulutso 3:19 Onse amene ndiwakonda ndimawadzudzula ndikuwalanga. Inuyo akatolika Mulungu amakukondani kwambiri ndichifukwa chake adakuikilani oitsata baibulo kumakudzudzulani kuti musapusitsidwe koma tamawerenagani ndi kumvera baibulo nokha kuti muzindikire choonadi kuti chikumasuleni. Koma inu mumangoyankhilamo osanenapo backing verse from the bible kumangoti mumadana nafe ndipo simungatithe tiripo ambiri. Ndizoonadi mulipo ambiri chifukwa pamene pali zovunda ntchentche zimachulukapo koma pamene pali za fresh zosavunda sipakhala ntchenche zambiri. Ine ndimakupemphererani abale anga nonse a mumpingo wa Katolika chifukwa ambiri a inu simunazindikile choonadicho kotere kuti Mulungu akadakulekererani koma kwa amene mumadziwa koma ndikumapereka deaf ears ku mau a mu baibulo, izo ndi zanunso.

  23. zuze says:

    Mudziwetrenga bible inu a Katolika ninutu odontha kwambiri pa nkhani wa bible. How can you call a human being *His Holiness. It is only our heavenly Father who is Holly. Nobody else. Ngati mukuona kuti ndikukuvchoitilani mwano pa advice yangayi, kafufuzeni mu bible ngati mungapezepo kuti munthu wobadwa mu dziko lapansi lomwelino angakhale holly. Kumvetsa chifundo inu a Katolika pa nkhani ya mu baibulo. Muwerenge mavesi awa:
    1. Yohane 8:32- Ndipo mudzazindikila choonadi ndipo choonadi chidzakumasulani. Mukadzafika nthawi yoti muzinikile zoonadi zomwe zili mu baibulo, mudzamasuka kutsutsa mabodza omuchula Papa kuti he is holly.
    2. Machitidwe 17:30 Munthawi yakusadziwa tsono Mulungu analekerera. Popeza panopa simukudziwa kuti yemwe ali Holly ndi Mulungu Yehova Yekha, Yehovayo akukulekerelani osakuimbani mulandu koma mukadzazindikila cvhoonadi, choonadicho chidzakumasul;ani
    3. Chibvumbulutso 3:19 Onse amene ndiwakonda ndimawadzudzula ndikuwalanga. Inuyo akatolika Mulungu amakukondani kwambiri ndichifukwa chake adakuikilani oitsata baibulo kumakudzudzulani kuti musapusitsidwe koma tamawerenagani ndi kumvera baibulo nokha kuti muzindikire choonadi kuti chikumasuleni. Koma inu mumangoyankhilamo osanenapo backing verse from the bible kumangoti mumadana nafe ndipo simungatithe tiripo ambiri. Ndizoonadi mulipo ambiri chifukwa pamene pali zovunda ntchentche zimachulukapo koma pamene pali za fresh zosavunda sipakhala ntchenche zambiri. Ine ndimakupemphererani abale anga nonse a mumpingo wa Katolika chifukwa ambiri a inu simunazindikile choonadicho kotere kuti Mulungu akadakulekererani koma kwa amene mumadziwa koma ndikumapereka deaf ears ku mau a mu baibulo, izo ndi zanunso.

  24. apao says:

    Ufunse kuti kodi cadcom imatathauzanji? Chithandizo! Chithandizo kufuna kuti musololenso. Enanu simudziwa ndi dzina lanu lomwe anthu opanda ma surname kusamvesesa. Ngumbi zidawaseka makutu. Pride to b R.C blver

  25. Kalimo Mada says:

    Word of caution. Plz guys if u r not conversant with our catholic norms, values n traditions or practices u beta shut up. Do not irritate us with ur nosense comments. We love our Pope n church do not insult the two. Simungatithe

  26. Patrick says:

    Please guys can u help i am Zimbabwe, how is the situation in rural places around Mwanza, i have been trying to call them but their phones cant get through its about two weeks now was the place also affectewd by the floods?

  27. ExCatholic says:

    Man yotchedwa popayi masiku ano ikundidabwitsa zedi. One day ikuti chipembezo chilichonse ncahbwino. One day ikuti ma gay osawatsala. One day ikuti there is no hell fire. Anzanga mwatsala ku katolika inu ngati simupembedza a chi na sixsixsix muli ndi mwai, otherwise ndikuona winawake akukwaniritsa malemba ndithu masiku omaliza ano. Kaya zanu izo ine ndiye Yesu wangatu ndidampedza.

  28. Macdonald says:

    my friend theres only one who is Holly.No person is holly but God.you shall not call anyone Father but God. who told you he is Holly?? be careful you catholics. trust in Jesus alone,receive him as your personal savior and have a relationship with God through Jesus.

  29. GOOD OF YOU POPE, AND GOD BLESS + AMEN +

  30. Mbonga Matoga says:

    We needed prayers to prevent the floods from happening in the first place, now that we are dealing with the aftermath of the floods what we need is physical assistance like food, tents, clean safe drinking water, sanitation materials just to mention a few.

    Can someone close to the Pope pass on this massage please, The Vatican corrects a lot of money around the world from the 2.3 billion faithful Catholics some of who have been badly affected by the floods in Malawi, please stop the rhetoric and release some money to help them.

  31. homwaryeni says:

    Much as we appreciate his prayers but at the same time if he had sent some material/money to assist the victims it would have done better than only prayer. Mulungu sapatsa pa manja. Remember, “when I was hungry, you didn’t fed me, I was homeless, you didn’t provide me with shelter”. May those that have something provide to our fellow dispelled from their homes due to floods and storms in Jesus name. God blesses a hand that gives. Mpingo uwu ndi waukuru zedi dziko lonse and is very rich. I’m surprised the whole Pope just praying for victims. Anthu ali ndi njala, alibenso pokhala, wina aziti ‘ndikukupemphelerani’ amva cha?

    For the victims now, you give them something/help and pray for them, they will understand you and accept. coat me well, I’m not saying prayer is bad, no! But the situation doesn’t need prayer alone. Understanding ifeyo a Malawi ndi yovuta a PAPA!!

  32. DR .HABYA LIMANA says:

    DONT PLAY ONLY BUT ALSO GIVE US DONATION THANKS MAN OF GOD

  33. Mbanangwa says:

    We appreciate your spiritual support, at the same time we have heard of the material support in terms of relief money that is coming through different bishops! Gratis!

  34. Clement says:

    Ur not holly,HOLLY FATHER is in heaven. stop this nonses please!
    GOD will punish u

  35. fatty says:

    Your prayers mean alot to the desperate malawians. May the good lord bless you as you continue feeding the people of God with His messages

  36. Benson Njiwa says:

    We appreciate that, lets put all the victims in our daily prayers

  37. vincer says:

    God hear our prayer as we’ve been crying to u ever since

  38. lalirani says:

    “And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven! Matt 23:9. And who is holy, apart from God? Who is this man who accepts titles fit only for God! Either he is God or he thinks himself to be one. Abale tisamale

  39. Dr. Mango says:

    God Bless Our Malawi.

  40. The Patriot says:

    Holy????? Only God is holy!

  41. Restoration says:

    Zikomo kwambiri apapa

  42. Bakha Bakha says:

    Thanx Papa For The Prayer

  43. Moya says:

    Thanks man of God. God bless u too

  44. Isaac chagwa mzuzu says:

    We appreciate for all those prayers our holly father.More blessings to you as you cry for Malawi

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