Karonga Diocese Confronts Immense Pastoral and Social Economic Challenges: News in Pictures admin August 26, 2017 Uncategorized 0 Comments a) Pastoral Issues Some times they have to walk long distances and in many cases they have to cross bridges rivers to reach the Christians. The Motto; ‘We shall go to them’ inspires them Sunday School Children about to take porridge, the Diocese trying to meet food needs of young chidren While many people are devoted Catholics they find it difficult to build adequate and suitable churches. This affects liturgy Karonga Diocese and other pastoral agents have to use rented boat to minister to communities along Lake Malawi Pastoral workers have to literally walk in most cases in order to reach to God’s flock. We shall go to them! This incomplete church is being used in St Stevens. This is true with many places in the district The youth comprise a big section of the Church. They they have great zeal for the Church and their faith. From 24th to 27th October over 1,600 young Christians in the Diocese met to discuss their role in Church and their faith Karonga Diocese enjoys active liturgies. The newly opened St Joseph the Worker Cathedral a great source of inspiration for many faithful in the Diocese Bishop Martin, the Clergy and Religious; men and women. Though fewer in numbers the do wonderful and difficult work ministering to all The Diocese trains more lay leaders in order to address the issue of shortage of pastoral workers b) Social Developmental Issues Access to portable water is a big challenge. Many children under the age of 5 have died due to water borne diseases. Due to negative effects of Climate change the communities in the Diocese are faced with chronic food shortages every year. The Diocese of Karonga tries to respond but can only do to some level Maize crop the staple food heavily affected by effects of climate change ; pests and diseases This is how some communities in the Diocese accesses water for household use in rural communities of the Diocese of Karonga. This photo was taken from Nthalire in Chitipa Irresponsible mining in the Diocese violets peoples rights and damages their source of livelihoods. Access to quality education especially for those in rural areas in a big challenge. There are fewer teachers, class rooms and everything. The photo shows STD 2 & 3 pupils and their class lock at Mkule Full Primary school in Nthalire Floods and other natural disasters are common. People loose lives and property and school going children are highly affected You Might Also Like Monsignor Denis Chitete Says He Was Called To Save The Church August 20, 2017 757 Members of Lay movements Complete their 2017 Annual Retreat at Kaseye Shrine September 5, 2017 Diocese of Karonga Launches Catholic Scout Organisation October 22, 2019 Leave a Reply Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.