Preserve unity of faithful, Pope asks bishops of Zimbabwe
Catholic World News - June 02, 2014
Meeting on June 2 with the bishops of Zimbabwe, Pope Francis praised the hierarchy of that African country for showing their people that the nation’s crisis “is both spiritual and moral.”
“The Church in your country has stood fast with her people both before and after independence, now also in the years of overwhelming suffering as millions have left the country in frustration and desperation, as many lives have been lost, so many tears shed,” the Pope said. He paid special tribute to the pastoral letter released by the bishops of Zimbabwe in 2007, “God Hears the Cry of the Oppressed,” noting that it showed how the country’s difficulties have evolved “from colonial times through the present moment.”
The Pope encouraged the African bishops to preserve unity among the faithful, and especially among the clergy, and to “guide everyone with great tenderness toward unity and healing.”
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