Bishops of England and Wales offer message of support for people of Zimbabwe

 Following the Zimbabwean Catholic Bishops appeal for reconciliation and free and fair elections, the Bishops of England and Wales have expressed their support for the people of Zimbabwe. The Bishop of Portsmouth, the Right Reverent Crispian Hollis, Chair of the Department for International Affairs of the Bishops Conference of England and Wales issued the following statement: . "In this most Holy of Weeks, I applaud my brother bishops in Zimbabwe for their courage in speaking out in defence of the oppressed and the poor people of their country, offering the light of Christ to their people in these most difficult and desperate times. "I feel sure that the prayers and thoughts of the Catholic people of England and Wales are there for our suffering brothers and sisters in Zimbabwe at this time. I am certain that many of our people will be alongside them in prayer, especially on Saturday April 14th which has been declared a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Zimbabwe by the Bishops of Zimbabwe." Source: CCN

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