Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) President Rev. George Lungu
Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) President Rev. George Lungu

As the Church continues celebrating Lent, a season of intensified prayer, fasting and almsgiving, Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) president Rev. George Lungu has issued an announcement to all Catholic Church members in Zambia, that on 7th April the 5th Sunday of Lent or 14 April, 2019 which is Palm Sunday, to make a special appeal for financial and material donations for the victims of Cyclone Idai.

Rev. Lungu said the donated resources and all collections should be sent to the Catholic Secretariat within the Holy Week and will later be forwarded to the affected Bishops’ Conferences as part of ZCCB’s pastoral solidarity.

“May the words of the Gospel remain our inspiration: “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me” (Mt 25: 35-36),”he said.

Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi with reports indicating that at least 686 people were killed and about 3 million are currently displaced and some are in makeshift camps.

Many victims are left without homes, food, clean water and clothing.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Good move Bishop. This is what the Roman catholic Bishop is expected to direct its members.

    Not Mpundu the UPND cadre. What Mpundu is doing is what lead the other priest kicked off the priesthood from Ndola diocese now he is ambassador somewhere.

    Not these alleluya Churches whose work is to prophesy the death of leaders. hungry pastors.

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  2. Catholic church, what a joke begging, collecting and the Vatican gets richer and ritcher while stupid believers donate. Let the ritch Vatican help….

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  3. Charity begins at home, don’t just call yourselves Christian nation. In KK era we used to have humanity day can’t recall exactly name but I remember it was the day school children were to do charity work sometimes it was helping the needy or just cleaning the streets teaching school children to grow up with a sense of humanity and responsibilities towards others. That’s how we have leaders who just want to steal because they can’t think of their suffering neighbours and their responsibility towards others. I envy when I see western children protesting for what they believe or either fundraising for good causes to help those in need, I am like we did that too in our time. You don’t need to be rich to donate. The problem with Africans they are happy to give money to the pastors or…

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  4. Cont,
    Churches and expect God to bless them. God is not your or your pastor, God is your neighbour and God is love. The African continent is so ignorant when it comes to God.

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  5. THis is commendable and what the Church should be focused on instead of fighting to be part of the political process. The Bible says only Satan is interested in the affairs of Men.

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