Lilongwe, Malawi, Aug 7, 2016 / 02:02 am America/Denver (CNA).
In an orphanage near the capital city of Lilongwe, Malawi, children are reaping the fruits of the Year of Mercy.
The Mother Teresa Children’s House, which is a Kawale-based orphanage run by the Missionaries of Charity, received food donations this week from the country’s Catholic members of Parliament who were inspired by the call from Pope Francis to enact works of mercy during the Jubilee Year.
“You know this is the Year of Mercy as it has been declared by our Pope – Pope Francis – and as a Catholic Community at Parliament, we thought that we do something in order to support those that need our support,” Hon. Francis Kasaila said in a statement from the Episcopal Conference of Malawi.
“This is just a small donation, of course, and otherwise we know that these sisters need a lot of support from well wishers and people of goodwill. They really need quite a lot in order to care for these children,” Kasaila continued.
Kasaila is the leader of the National Assembly and a Parliamentarian for Democratic Progressive Party. He was joined by other Parliament members such as Hon. Juliana Lunguzi, a Member of Parliament for Dedza East.