PMS Malawi Awaits ECM Determination on Holding Children Congress in August
The Pontifical Mission Society of Malawi has suspended preparatory meetings for the first ever Children Congress scheduled to run from 12th to 17th August in the capital Lilongwe.
National PMS Director Fr. Vincent Mwakhwawa said they await determination from the bishops when they meet end June and emerging trends on coronavirus in the country.
“What we have suspended now are the meetings especially here in Lilongwe and at the national office because they involve people coming together in groups which are being discouraged as a preventive measure to containing further spread of the virus,” he said.
He said they are hopeful the situation could improve hence not ruling out completely cancellation of the congress.
According to Fr. Mwakhwawa, the children in their respective homes are still reflecting on activities they were told to prepare to present during the congress.
PMS among others planned during the congress to discuss various topical issues affecting their social and spiritual welfare such as child protection against physical and psychological abuses, their responsibility in protecting and managing the environment.
“There is also the issue of tolerance among them as people that come from various cultural backgrounds,” explained the PMS national director.
The Congress is expected to be attended by over 1,000 children representatives drawn from all the eight dioceses in the country.