On the occasion of World Environment Day, June 5, the friars participated in some activities to mark the day. In the formation house in Chimoio City, the friars and the students participated in an environmental campaign to plant trees. The ceremony was held in one of the primary schools around the city.
The parish run by the friars called Santa Inês of Nhamadjessain collaboration with the municipality of the city of Chimoio organized a clean-up in the market Mapulangolocated in the Centro Hípicocompound, outskirts of the city of Chimoio. We also planted some trees in the field of new facilities of the parish on June 8. A lecture on the environment after the Sunday mass at the parish on June 2 preceded this project.
A lecture on the environment after the Sunday mass at the parish on June 2 preceded this project. The facilitator of the lecture was a parishioner working at the Ministry of the Environment. These activities have raised public consciousness among the local Christians on the care of the environment of the city where garbage took over most of the streets. The situation is worse in the markets.
To respond to the Pope Francis’ appeal for the care of our Common Home in the Encyclical Laudato Si’, the parish, on the guidance of the parish priest, adhered to a concrete experience of their Christian duties on the care for creation. When the president of the municipal council had just taken office, he vowed not to rest until he would see the city of Chimoio cleaned up and to facilitate and provide us with tools for the collection of garbage.
Br. Agostinho Julieta Matlavele, OFM