Manzini, 06 July, 2021 / 10:30 am (ACI Africa).
The Bishop for Eswatini’s Catholic Diocese of Manzini, José Luis Ponce de León, has called on the people of God in the Southern African country to pray for the gift of wisdom and courage to break the ongoing wave of violence and protests.
“I therefore call for everyone in our Diocese to be one in prayer asking God for the gift of wisdom and the gift of courage to break cycle of violence and follow God’s will of fullness of life for each one of us,” says Bishop Ponce de León in his Monday, July 5 statement obtained by ACI Africa.
The Bishop further declares Rosary prayer sessions in the Diocese, which are expected to start on Monday, July 5 through Sunday, July 11 during which the intercession of Mary Queen of Peace will be sought to end the violence that has rocked the country for the last two months.
“I ask everyone from today until Sunday, July 11, 2021, to daily pray the rosary at 6.00 PM with the intention of asking Mary Queen of Peace to intercede for us at this moment,” says the Bishop.
The Catholic Church leader also asks members of the Clergy to have Eucharistic celebration as a special time to ask God for reconciliation in the country.