POPE FOR MOZAMBIQUE
Thursday, April 20, 2000, at 5:30 p.m., the Eucharistic Celebration of
the "Last Supper" will be presided by the Holy Father in Saint
Peter's Basilica. We remember Christ who gives up Himself; it is the memory of
the institution of the Sacrament of the Eucharist.
On this occasion, the Pope asks for a tangible sign of Charity in
favour of the population of Mozambique, recently struck by devastating floods.
This invitation to help the flood victims is a follow-up to the mission
- entrusted by the Holy Father to the President of the Pontifical Council Cor
Unum - to Mozambique last March.
About one million homeless have reason for hope thanks to the closeness
of the Holy Father and of the Catholic Church. We should not let them down.
City, April 14, 2000