Mpika, 22 March, 2023 / 9:27 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Diocese of Mpika in Zambia, with the support of the Pontifical and Charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has purchased bicycles and motorcycles to support Catechists in their pastoral duties.
In a Wednesday, March 22 report, the Diocese announced that the 114 bicycles donated to the Catechists serving in the Zambian Diocese add to the motorcycles purchased at the end of 2021 with support from ACN.
And at the Tuesday, March 21 presentation ceremony, the Vicar General of Mpika Diocese expressed gratitude to ACN for the support towards the purchase of the bicycles, which he said is a reliable means of transport for pastoral agents.
“Catechists play a significant role in the mission of evangelization in the church, especially in Africa, where its history would be incomplete without making mention of catechetical involvement,” Fr. Vito Milandile said.
Fr. Milandile added, “Over the years Catechists have done a commendable job in communicating Christ, in implanting the faith, and in bringing the transforming and regenerative power of the gospel into the lives of the people of God.”