The Malawian bishop of Dedza praised the tireless work of Catholic women in the country.
Vatican News French Africa Service
Catholic women gathered for their Annual General Assembly at the Bembeke Teacher Training College in the Diocese of Dedza. At the end of the Assembly, the women decided to improve family life and support families in difficulty.
Women as protagonists in the Church
An official at the General Assembly of the Organization of Catholic Women of Malawi (CWO), Bishop Peter Adrian Chifukwa of the Diocese of Dedza recognized the role of Catholic women in the Church of Malawi. During the Eucharistic celebration, Bishop Chifukwa expressed his appreciation and esteem for the work of the CWO – Malawi in the eight dioceses of the country. He encouraged the ladies to go ahead.
âWomen are protagonists in the Church. If we look at families, community and country, women have a crucial role to play in everyday life. The Church is doing very well thanks to the contribution of the CWO, âsaid Bishop Chifukwa.
Many women suffer in silence
According to a Agenzia Fides report, the Women’s Assembly discussed the annual reports of each diocese, natural family planning methods, the importance of witnessing to Christian marital love, child abuse, and the correct use of social media .
âChild abuse is one of the dangers we face in our families. Women should always speak out whenever they witness or experience any form of violence. I see many children and women suffering in silence, âsaid Juliana Lunguzi, politician and guest of honor at the Assembly.
Use social media responsibly
CWO National President Lucy Vokhiwa provided advice on the correct use of social media.
âLet’s make sure that our actions convince others to join us. CWO members should use social media responsibly. The platform should be a tool to bring a message of salvation and hope, âVokhiwa said.
Vokhiwa further urged women to plant trees in their respective dioceses during the upcoming rainy season. âIt is very important to take care of creation, and each of us can and should do our part,â she advised.