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  • 10 November 2021


The faithful at prayer at Likuni                       at the cemetery, Likuni                                               Mons Thawale


It has been the tradition of the Church to pray for the souls of the dead to receive God’s mercy and pardon. Traditionally, particularly, the month of November is separated for this purpose.

On the 9th of November, the Archdiocese of

Lilongwe, led by the Administrator, Monsignor Patrick Thawale, offered prayers for the repose of the souls of her servants, the priests, reverend sisters, brothers and other people who in a special way worked in the Archdiocese.

In his reflection during the Mass, Monsignor Thawale emphasised that our life does not end at the passing from this life.

“Our life does not end at the physical death. As people of faith, we believe after this life we shall be led to the place where there is life eternal. Therefore, praying for our brothers and sisters who have gone before us is a good thing to do.”

Recently, the Archdiocese of Lilongwe lost four priests in a row to covid-19. Fr. Martin Mthumba, Fr. Cyprian Chipala, Fr. Peter Jester Banda and Fr. Vincent Epulani.

Wreaths were laid on the tombs of the dead servants of God to demonstrate love and well wishes. This year the Mass for the dead attracted many faithful who filled up the Likuni Parish Church to capacity.