Catholic Church in Somalia STOPS Taking Offering Until the Country’s Economy Picks Up
The Catholic Church’s headquarters in Somalia has issued a decree, backed by Vatican officials that all Catholic churches in the country should stop receiving offering from their congregation—until the economy of Somalia picks up.
The decision which will definitely slim down the bank balance of the church in Somalia has become necessary because a priest-James Allan wrote a long letter to Pope Francis—detailing the economic hardship his congregation is going through. And yet, because they love God’s work and God, they are forced to give out offerings each Sunday.
Under the instruction of Pope Francis, a ten member committee was set up in Somalia with 3 Vatican delegates to deliberate on the issue—and officially, it has been implemented that the Catholic churches across the nation should not take any offerings.
In announcing the decision, the head of the Catholic church in Somalia-Bishop Aliu Muphar said; “giving is important to the church as a human institution but to God in heaven, you do not have to give to the church directly in a form of money to receive his blessing.”
He continued “God is a just and reasonable father and will not want to see those who do not have struggle to give, when He appreciates much their faithfulness, service to humanity and time.”
“For this reason, until further notice, no one will be expected to give any offering at church anymore—until our government finds its feet and stabilizes the economy for us all.”
The decision has been received with deep joy, per RT’s report.