The catholic congregation has pledged to donate to families affected by floods, all the money that will be collected on 8 February in all its dioceses across the country.
This was brought to light on Saturday at St Don Bosco parish in Lilongwe where the church celebrated a thanks giving mass to God for a successful 2014 plenary assembly of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) which was held from 16 to 26 July.
peaking to clergy, the mass’ main celebrant, Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa said; “These people who are suffering are our own brothers and this situation they are undergoing is heart breaking.
“Today’s offering will therefore be donated to them and next week’s mass celebrations will be their dedication where all collections from all the dioceses will given out to them.”
Also in attendance of the Eucharistic Celebration was the country’s Vice President Saulos Chilima whose office under the Department of Disaster Management Affairs is working day in day out to source relief items for the flood victims.
The mass was also partly dedicated to the resting soul of the former Chairperson of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) Bishop Joseph Mkasa Zuza whose position has now been taken over by Archbishop Msusa having been elected on 30 January 2015.
The 2014 AMECEA which was held at Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe was under the theme “New Evangelization through True Conversion and Witnessing Christian Faith.”Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :