Port Louis, 16 August, 2020 / 9:39 pm (ACI Africa).
The head of the Catholic Church Mauritius, the Indian Ocean island nation, has bemoaned the ecological disaster that befell the country a couple of weeks ago after a fuel spill in its waters.
In his statement published on the website of the Diocese of Port Louis Tuesday, August 11, Maurice Cardinal Piat expresses his appreciation for the solidarity of the civil society members fostering biodiversity.
On July 25, a Japanese bulk carrier MV Wakashio hit an underground reef Southeast of Mauritian waters and got stuck, leading to a fuel spill that environmentalists say has endangered surrounding marine life.
“I would like to say how touched I am, along with all Mauritians, by the ecological disaster that occurred in the beautiful lagoon of Mahébourg,” the Bishop of Port Louis Diocese, Cardinal Piat says in his August 11 statement.
The Cardinal, a member of the Religious Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans), adds, “I am thinking particularly of the people who live in Mahébourg, Rivière-des-Créoles and in the villages on the east coast from Pointe d'Esny to Quatre Sœurs.”