World head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has expressed appreciation to the Catholic faithful in Malawi for contributing K12 866 309 in 2014 to support the needy in the world.
Speaking on behalf of the Pope at a meeting of PMS directors early last month, PMS president Most Reverend Protase Rugambwa commended Malawian Catholics for their generous donation, which he said was made regardless of the country’s tough economic situation.
The PMS president said the money will be used to support missionary activities in other young, needy and suffering churches in Sudan, Iraq, Pakistan while some will be sent back to Malawi to support other missionary projects.
PMS national director, Rev. Fr. Vincent Mwakhwawa, attended the ceremony at which the appreciation was made.
Mwakhwawa said PMS is used to animate and mobilise financial resources for the Catholic Church to succeed in teaching people about ‘Universal Missionary’ responsibilities.
He said the contributions towards similar causes are made thrice every year—on Epiphany in early January; on Vocation Sunday on the fourth Sunday of Easter and on Mission Sunday on third Sunday of October.