Cape Town, 12 June, 2021 / 9:30 pm (ACI Africa).
The Auxiliary Bishop of South Africa’s Cape Town Archdiocese has called on Christians and the public to do everything within their power to promote and protect life amid surging cases of COVID-19 infection in the country.
In his Friday, June 11 video reflection, Bishop Sylvester David notes that since the onset of COVID-19 pandemic, life has changed and people have been forced to do things differently from what they had been used to.
“I am alone here, having gotten used to setting up the cell phone in selfie mode so I do not need the face mask. However, once I step outside the mask becomes essential as it serves to protect others. That is what today’s feast is about,” Bishop David says alluding to the June 11 Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.
The member of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) says activities like wearing masks have become the new norm, which he has been used to every time he steps out in public.
There have been recent concerns over the sustained spike of COVID-19 infection in South Africa, which has been attributed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to the coming of ‘cooler winter’ to the region.