Harare, 16 February, 2021 / 6:38 pm (ACI Africa).
During this year’s Lenten Season, an Archbishop in Zimbabwe is urging the people of God under his pastoral care to reach out to healthcare workers with essential equipment that can aid their efforts to fight COVID-19 pandemic.
In his 2021 Lent message, Archbishop Robert Christopher Ndlovu of Zimbabwe’s Harare Archdiocese recognizes the contribution of the faithful in last year's Lenten campaign, which was aimed at feeding the hungry, and invites them, this year, to extend the same kindness and generosity to the health care workers.
“This year we turn our focus again to our health institutions, in particular to our health personnel, who risk their lives every day, caring for our sick brothers and sisters in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Archbishop Ndlovu says in his Monday, February 15 message.
The Archbishop expresses his awareness about the “good number” of the health personnel who have been infected with COVID-19 and wishes eternal rest to those who have succumbed to the disease.
To support the health workers in their “challenging work,” Archbishop Ndlovu invites the people of God under his pastoral care to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) - Tyvek Suits, gumshoes, facemasks, aprons, surgical gowns, goggles, face shields, and cover shoes.