AFRICA/MALAWI - Taking care of families in difficulty: the priority of the Catholic Women Organization

Wednesday, 22 December 2021 women   evangelization   formation   sexual abuse   social network  

Lilongwe (Agenzia Fides) - Taking care of families in difficulty, following the example of Saint Joseph, is the challenge for the Catholic Women Organization (CWO) of Malawi that emerged from the annual general Assembly held at the Bembeke Teachers Training College in the diocese of Dedza . As Fides learned, Bishop Chifukwa, who presided over the opening Eucharistic celebration, addressed words of appreciation and esteem for the work of CWO Malawi in all eight dioceses and encouraged us to continue on the path taken: "Women are protagonists in the Church. If we look at families, the community and the country, women have a crucial role to carry out every day. The Church is doing very well thanks to the contribution of the CWO".
During the Assembly, which also discussed the annual reports of each diocese, many issues were addressed, including natural family planning methods, the importance of witnessing Christian conjugal love, child abuse and the correct use of social media.
"Child abuse is one of the greatest dangers we are encountering in our families - said Juliana Lunguzi, who was invited to speak at the Assembly and has always been involved in the politics of her Country. Women should speak up whenever they witness or experience any form of violence. I see many children and women who suffer in silence".
CWO national president Lucy Vokhiwa also recalled the importance of the good use of social media. "Let's make sure our actions convince other people to join us. CWO members must use social media correctly. The platform should be a tool to bring a message of salvation and hope", said Vokhiwa who finally urged all the women present to plant trees in their respective dioceses during the next rainy season. "It is very important to take care of creation and each of us can and must do our part", concluded Vochiwa. (DB/EG) (Agenzia Fides, 22/12/2021)