US Bishops to visit Zimbabwe and South Africa

Two US Catholic bishops, Bishop John H Ricard of Pensacola, Florida, and Bishop John C Wester of Salt Lake City, Utah, will visit Zimbabwe on behalf of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB),from  August 26-28. They will be joined by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, retired Archbishop of Washington, in South Africa from August 28-September 6. The bishops are members of the Subcommittee on Africa and will be visiting Church officials and projects funded by the Pastoral Solidarity Fund for the Church in Africa.

“As we saw clearly during Pope Benedict’s recent trip to the Cameroon and Angola, the Church in Africa is not only growing rapidly. It is also fully alive and rich in vocations,” said Patrick Markey, executive director of the USCCB Office of National Collections who is organizing the trip. “The Church in Africa also faces many challenges and for that reason Catholics in the US have so generously responded to a call from the bishops to give them a hand.”

Source: USCCB

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