The Diocese of Chipata (Zambia), the Poor Clares Monastery in Lilongwe (Malawi) and the Diocese of Kohima (India)

The initiatives carried out thanks to the subsidies received

26 March 2021

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His Exc. Msgr. George Cosmas Zumaire Lungu, bishop of the diocese of Chipata, Zambia, underlines the relief for the life of the diocese thanks to the contribution received from the PMS Covid-19 Emergency Fund. In fact, Fr. Gabriel Mugwazo Nyoni, diocesan pastoral coordinator, explains that the action of the diocese largely depends on the benevolence of benefactors and that the lockdown suffered from March to May unfortunately blocked this source. In this context, the intervention of the PMS assumed particular importance in relation to the support of the clergy and the purchase of personal protective tools to combat the spread of the pandemic.

Mother Monica Phiri OSC, abbess of the Poor Clares of the Monastery of Maria Regina and Mother of Mercy in Lilongwe in Malawi, expressed her profound gratitude to the PMS through the local Nunciature for the contribution received, used by the religious community to cover medical expenses and basic necessities.

Fr. George Punnolil, financial administrator of the diocese of Kohima, India, on behalf of His Exc. Msgr. James Thoppil, announced that through the funds allocated, the general objective of giving relief to people hit hard by the economic crisis due to the pandemic has been fufilled. Among other things, it was possible to buy provisions and food, and distribute it also with the help of volunteers, for those who were in quarantine centers, and to give scholarships to school and college students.