Pastoral Secretariat for Dedza diocese of the Catholic Church, says it is high time the church reached out the needy in these hard economic times, in response to Pope Francis call to support the poor.
Pastoral secretary for the diocese a Reverend Father Joseph Billiati made the call in Ntcheu at its Sharpevalle parish on Tuesday, where about 50 households received sundry food and non food items.
"The Church collected the items from its members and my office in collaboration with our development arm, the Catholic Development Commission-CADECOM, this time around chose Sharpevalle parish as this year's beneficiary," said Biliati.
He said in 2017, the Catholic Church leader Pope Francis, declared the 33rd Sunday of the year for collection of different items aimed at supporting the needy.
One of the beneficiaries, 90-year old Griceria Bisani of Sanjama 3 village, Traditional Authority Ganya in Ntcheu district, thanked the Diocese of Dedza for the items saying she had no food on this day.
"I am grateful that I will atleast have something to eat today, as I had completely nothing on my table," Said Bisani.
Bisani also asked government to speed up the process of lean period food distribution, saying several other people have no food in the area.
Sharpevaley parish priest father Matthews Tolokosi, thanked the Diocese for considering his parish.
He said:- "Many people here were hit by Cyclone Freddy and the recent heavy winds that blew off roofs, leaving several households destitute. This donation has come at the right time, and would love if more well wishers came in."
Each of the 50 households received, clothes, maize flour, sugar, salt, plates and cups, among other items.
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