Roman Catholic congregants pray for peace

2017-10-27 06:00
Roman Catholic Church congregants carry posters at the Kokstad prayer gathering. PHOTO: siphelele nketo

Roman Catholic Church congregants carry posters at the Kokstad prayer gathering. PHOTO: siphelele nketo

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ROMAN Catholic congregants prayed for peace in the country at the Public Square Rosary Rally held in Kokstad and Matatiele last Saturday.

They also prayed for an end of the abuse of women and children, the high crime rate, teenage pregnancy, the killing of women and political instability.

Congregants gathered at Kokstad Park moving to St Patrick’s Church in Hope Street.

Shirley Ngaka, a Kokstad congregant, said the prayer gathering was to ask God to listen and solve the country’s problems.

“People must stop secularist advice and pray to God for help. Public prayer is powerful compared to private prayer,” said Ngaka.

She said crime, demon spirits and drug abuse by youth is high in Kokstad and people must seek God’s wisdom.

Mahlape Mongoato said congregants assembled next to the Maluti Police Station and prayed and were then escorted by traffic police to the Hardenberg Roman Catholic Church to continue praying

“Father Vumile Nogemane and Brother Evenie Turner supported the prayer session and we thanked them for their support,” said Mongoato.


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