Catholic bishops in Malawi have agreed to embark on food distribution and recovery programme in some vulnerable areas through the churchâ€™s Development Commission.
This was one of the resolutions the bishops passed at the end of their third annual plenary meeting, which the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) organised in Lilongwe last week.
According to a statement issued by ECM secretary general Father George Buleya, the bishops also agreed to publicise and make operational the newly approved Catholic Sexual Reproductive Health Policy.
The bishops also resolved to endorse the proposal to host a meeting for the Bible Commission for Africa and Madagascar (Bicam) scheduled to take place in Malawi between September 13 to 23 2013.
ECM also called on Catholics to deepen their faith through prayer, reflection and catechetical sessions to renew their commitment to God considering that the church will be celebrating the Year of Faith from October 11 this year to November 20 next year.
Among dignitaries at the meeting were the new Apostolic Nuncio (Vatican Ambassador) for Zambia and Malawi, Most Reverend Julio Muratand his counsellor, the very Reverend Monsignor Hubertus Van Megen and guests from United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB).