LUSAKA, AUGUST 11 2020 (CISA)-Pope Francis has giventhe Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) 100,000 Euros towards the needy in the country.
“Out of the many requests Pope Francis received, he chose to respond to a request from Zambia. This money will be distributed through the Dioceses in order to reach to the most needy people especially those that suffered drought and floods,” ZCCB Secretary General Fr Cleophas Lungu according to an August 11 Facebook post by ZCCB.
According to Fr Lungu the money came after the ZCCB president Rt. Rev. George Lungu appealed to the Holy Father through the Apostolic Nuncio to Zambia and Malawi to support people in Zambia that are lacking good nutrition and failing to have enough food.
According to ZCCB, Pope Francis recently donated three Ventilators, thousands of surgical and ordinary face masks to Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops.
“Through the donation of the 3 ventilators, lives have been saved. The pain, sufferings of the people of Zambia is relieved,” Fr Lungu said.
Father Lungu also noted with appreciation the solidarity messages that the Holy Father has been sending during the Covid-19 pandemic.