The African priests brewing beer (and auctioning pigs) to keep their churches afloat amid Covid-19 crisis
Poverty is profound around with “hungry people...knocking at the parish gates” on a daily basis because of Covid-19.
Jesuits in Africa are calling on the Catholic Church to press for better repayment terms on debt across the region.
There are more young girls selling their bodies as Zimbabwe’s economic difficulties continue, in a broad collapse now exacerbated by the pandemic. The city is experiencing a spike in social vices like child prostitution and domestic violence.
Many hope the church will repeat that activist role as political divisions depress the economy and the living conditions for average Zimbabweans, and as a severe drought threatens a hunger crisis for millions this year.