Manzini, 06 February, 2021 / 1:15 pm (ACI Africa).
The people of God in Swaziland’s only Catholic Diocese of Manzini have been invited to seek the intercession of our Lady of Lourdes in the fight against second wave and new variant of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a Tuesday, February 2 message, Fr. Ncamiso Vilakati who handles the Diocese’s Communications and Media docket invites Catholics in the landlocked country to pray the Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes in unison starting at 6 p.m. “seeking for solutions and guidance from the Lord, as to how we can combat this pandemic.”
“It is my pleasure that from this evening (02 February), the Diocese will engage herself in intensive prayer as a response to the COVID 19 pandemic,” Fr. Vilakati announces in his message obtained by ACI Africa.
In the message also shared on Facebook by the Local Ordinary of Manzini, Bishop José Luís Ponce de León, the Swaziland Cleric further urges the faithful in their respective families to “find some sacred space within your house, and be conscious of the fellowship you have with other families.”
On February 10, members of the Clergy of the Diocese, which falls under the Ecclesiastical Province of South Africa’s Johannesburg Archdiocese, are set to lead the faithful in virtual Rosary Prayer via Facebook or Zoom, Fr. Vilakati further announces in his February 2 message.