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A Message of Solidarity from the President of SIGNIS for Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi

Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula, President of Episcopal Conference of Mozambique
Archbishop Robert Christopher Ndlovu, President of Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference
Archbishop Thomas Msusa, President of Episcopal Conference of Malawi

Dear Pastors of the Peoples of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

The members of SIGNIS, the World Catholic Association for Communication, express our heartfelt sympathy for the victims of Cyclone Idai in your dioceses. We offer our solidarity with your people in this difficult moment.

As Catholic communicators, we know genuinely compassionate communication can comfort and encourage those who suffer such devastation. We support your efforts to provide a message of hope to your faithful. Together with you, they will rebuild their homes, their communities, their Church.

Especially in this time of grief, we embrace those families who have lost loved ones. We hold in our prayers all who are attempting to aid and comfort them, including first responders, aid agencies and civil authorities.

Along with our members from the African continent, including our Vice-President Father Paul Samasumo from Zambia, we pray for the recovery of your region and the lives of its people.

We commit ourselves to use the media to call people of good will to stand with you as you work to meet the urgent needs of your people.

Yours in Christ,

Helen Osman
SIGNIS President

 

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