Mangochi, 07 September, 2020 / 10:21 pm (ACI Africa).
Following the desecration of chapel at the convent of Poverelle Sisters (PS) in Malawi’s Mangochi Diocese just over a week ago, the Local Ordinary of the Diocese has announced a novena to “pray for those involved to be found and for justice to flow like a river.”
The Sisters’ chapel located in the Southern region of the Southeastern African country was desecrated on Sunday, August 30.
Bishop Montfort Stima confirmed the incident in a Sunday, September 6 statement saying, “I have written this letter with a broken heart and with the hope that the Lord will not leave us alone; He is always with us.”
In the one-page statement obtained by ACI Africa, Bishop Stima explained that those involved in the desecration gained access to the convent in Kankao Parish by vandalizing the gate after overpowering the security guards.
The desecrators, whose identity and number are not provided, “opened the tabernacle where they took the Blessed Sacrament that was in the Monstrance and consecrated hosts in the ciborium,” Bishop Stima says in the September 6 statement.