ACI Africa, Oct 21, 2023 / 08:00 am
St. John Paul II Rwamishenye Church in the Diocese of Bukoba in Tanzania and the parish’s rectory have been destroyed following a heavy downpour that was accompanied by strong winds Wednesday morning, Oct. 18.
Speaking to the media after visiting the site, the apostolic administrator of the Bukoba Diocese, Bishop Method Kilaini, recalled the effects of the storm, saying: “The priest was praying in the church. When the church fell, he hid under the altar. This is how he survived.”
“Only two people were hit by falling timber,” Kilaini added. “They were taken to the hospital, and their condition is good.”