Tropical Cyclone Freddy

Violet-Makaika,-Ellen-Carlos,-Idah-Isaac-and-Wines-Sopo-watering-the-recently-planted-trees-as-part-of-Trócaire's-reforestation-support. Credit: Trócaire

Homes Destroyed by Malawi’s Cyclone Freddy Still in Ruins: Catholic Charity

Mar 21, 2024

It has been a year since Tropical Cyclone Freddy hit southern Malawi causing a massive destruction of homes, and yet most of those homes have not been repaired, an official of  Trócaire, the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, has said.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM). Credit: ECM

Catholic Bishops’ Key Lessons on Emergency Response from Previous Disasters in Malawi

Jan 13, 2024

Cyclones and other previous disasters in Malawi have left Catholic Bishops in the Southeastern Africa nation with four key lessons in handling emergency response: timeliness, community empowerment, and focus on both material and psychological support to victims.

Dr Mary Shawa (in blue), the President of the Legion of Mary for Maula Senatus in Malawi during the launch of the Legion of Mary Centenary celebrations on 16 October 2021. Credit: The Episcopal Conference of Malawi.

Legion of Mary Members in Malawi to Pray for Tropical Cyclone Victims During Rosary Month

Sep 25, 2023

Members of the Legion of Mary in Malawi are set to pray the Holy Rosary in favor of the victims of Tropical Cyclone Freddy during the month of October.

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Malawi’s Catholic Bishops to Engage Pope Francis amid Country’s Cyclone Devastation

Mar 28, 2023

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) are making their periodic visit to the Holy See, during which they are to pray at the tombs of St. Peter and St. Paul, and have an audience with Pope Francis on the status of the people of God in the Southeastern African nation and “their ecclesial mission”.

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“People are dying here”: Bishop in Mozambique on Cholera, Hunger Owing to Lengthy Cyclone

Mar 21, 2023

Hundreds of thousands of people affected by Tropical Cyclone Freddy in Southern Africa are facing hunger and starvation, the Catholic Bishop of Quelimane Diocese in Mozambique has said, noting that many in his Episcopal See are already dying of cholera amid other devastating effects of the cyclone.

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“In solidarity”: Catholic Bishop in Zambia Appeals for Malawi’s Cyclone Freddy Victims

Mar 18, 2023

The Local Ordinary of the Catholic Diocese of Ndola in Zambia is appealing for donations among the people of God in his Episcopal See in view of reaching out to those affected by the Tropical Cyclone Freddy in Malawi where at least 300 people have lost their lives. 

Pope Francis prays with journalists on a papal flight August 14, 2014. | Alan Holdren/CNA

“I pray for deceased, injured, displaced”: Pope Francis amid Cyclone Freddy in Malawi

Mar 16, 2023

Pope Francis has expressed his prayerful solidarity with the people of God in Malawi following the devastating effects of Tropical Cyclone Freddy, which has reportedly claimed the lives of at least “400 people in Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar since it first made landfall in Africa”, according to Reuters.