Monze, 02 September, 2020 / 7:11 pm (ACI Africa).
A Catholic Bishop in Zambia has highlighted the challenges the local Church is facing amid COVID-19 restrictions saying charity initiatives have been negatively impacted.
“This time around the Church in Zambia is challenged to raise resources within the country for her works of charity,” Bishop Moses Hamungole of Zambia’s Monze diocese has been quoted as saying Tuesday, September 1.
Bishop Hamungole who was receiving donations of foodstuff and hygienic materials from C & S Investments in response to the COVID-19 fight added, “The Church is running out of resources to continue exercising charity due to the continued coronavirus pandemic and its effects everywhere in the world.”
“Most people are feeling the impact of the pandemic both at home and work,” the Zambian Bishop said, adding that “some have lost jobs and the cost of living has gone high.”
“As long as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage communities, the impact will not be on the health alone but also on social, economic and political sectors,” the 53-year-old Prelate continued.