- Dec 7, 2019
More than 2 million people in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi have been affected by a cyclone that has killed more than 700 people, with hundreds still missing in Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
As an immediate sign of his concern and an encouragement to other donors, Pope Francis has sent $50,000 each to Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi to assist with initial emergency relief efforts after a cyclone hit the region and caused massive flooding.
A cyclone slammed into Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi in mid-March, leaving a death toll that could reach 1,000.
The bishops of Malawi are asking for help after devastating floods continue to affect the country.
An archbishop in Malawi has accused the government of not doing enough to stop the marketing of the bones of people with albinism.
Malawi’s bishops have urged the country’s politicians to keep Pope Francis out of “petty politics.”