The Zimbabwe bishops met Pope Francis on Friday, September 8 2023. The The bishops began the day with a Mass at Santa Marta to commemorate the birthday of Mary, Mother of God, before proceeding to the Papal offices to meet with the Pope. They had a great time with the Pope, according to Bishop Rudolf Nyadoro.
He stated that the Pope was “very jovial,” and that the Zimbabwe bishops had the opportunity to share their concerns with him, and that he “showed love to them and the people of Zimbabwe.”
Bishop Nyandoro went on to say that the Pope was very impressed by the growth of the church in Africa in comparison to that of Europe. The Pope encouraged their families to grow in numbers and faith.