The British Jesuits have responded to the appeal by the bishops of Zimbabwe for a Day of Prayer for the people of their country, by posting a prayer on one of their web sites and inviting people to visit it. The appeal by the bishops came at the end of their Pascal Message, when they called for Saturday, 14 April to be the day when people turned their thoughts to Zimbabwe and offered a prayer that its current crisis may be resolved in a non-violent way. Zimbabwe (or Rhodesia, as it was then called) was a part of the British Province of the Society of Jesus until becoming a Province in its right in 1978. Since then, the two countries have maintained strong links, with Jesuit Missions in London supporting a wide variety of Jesuit initiatives in Zimbabwe, including schools and colleges, HIV-awareness and work among the poorest of the population. A Prayer for Justice in Zimbabwe is now on the Jesuit Missions web site: www.jesuitmissions.org.uk/zimbabweprayer/
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