Johannesburg, 09 June, 2023 / 10:13 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic Bishops in South Africa are “immensely proud” of South African firefighters who were commissioned to Canada to help fight wildfires.
In a message shared with ACI Africa Friday, June 9, the spokesperson of the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference (SACBC) thanks the 200 South African firefighters who arrived in Edmonton in Canada on June 4 to help battle the ongoing Alberta wildfires for risking “their own lives”.
“As South Africans but most especially as Catholic Bishops we are immensely proud of our South African firefighters who have gone to Canada to help the Canadian firefighters put out the many blazes that are happening in that country,” Archbishop Stephen Brislin says.
The Archbishop of Cape Town in South Africa adds, “The smoke arising from these fires is toxic and yet our brave firefighters put their own lives at risk in order to save the lives of others.”
“This self-sacrifice, this immense service to society is an example to all of us that we too should put ourselves at the service of other people,” Archbishop Brislin further says.