Maseru, 24 June, 2020 / 7:00 pm (ACI Africa).
A Priest in Lesotho has shared about the “unprecedented challenge” occasioned by COVID-19 preventive measures aimed at minimizing contagion.
In his sharing published by the Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) Wednesday, June 24, Fr. Hosea Chale says that COVID-19 restrictions put in place have “presented an unprecedented challenge to the Church and society of Lesotho.”
“As a result of the lock-down and social distancing imposed by the state and welcomed by the church, livelihoods have been disturbed,” Fr. Hosea says.
“This has affected the missionary work of the Church which depends on the Church communities themselves,” the Priest says and adds that “the charity work of the Church, so important during this period, is terribly hampered as material resources are not as available as before.”
According to the Priest serving in Lesotho, the lockdown has also made it impossible for the faithful to partake of the sacraments and gather for other religious activities.