SOME Catholic church members have embarked on a campaign to feed church leaders who have been pushed away from the pulpit by the Covid-19-induced lockdown.
Running under the banner “Women for Christ”, the group recently spent the day with Catholic Nuns at Nharira Village in Chivhu, giving them some food hampers.
Group visionary, Patience Mautsa, told H-Metro their campaign followed reports some church leaders, including Catholic priests, were in need of help due to the effects of Covid-19.
“We have servants of God starving in homes due to lack of support,” said Mautsa.
“We have been mobilising volunteers, and partnerships, to facilitate the meetings with various people we are targeting.
“Covid-19 affected a number of people who were supporting these men of cloth worldwide and some have been starving silently in their homes while others have turned their eyes somewhere.
“Servants of God play an important role in shaping our society through the preaching of the word, resolving matters, burying our loved ones and winning souls to Christ.
“Looking at these, and other roles the servants of God play. I saw the need to mobilise resources and reach out to church leaders in towns, rural areas and cities.
“As Catholic women, we started by feeding our own and the programme will reach other denominations,” said Mautsa.