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No continental divide

matero_school_01b.jpgThe Jesuit-run parish of Matero in Lusaka, Zambia this week linked up offcially with Star of the Sea Parish, Sandymount, Dublin. Fr Leonard Chiti SJ spoke at all masses in the church on Sunday Nov 16 and outlined how the parishes could help each other. He said Matero parish was spritually rich but materially very poor. The Jesuit Missions Office in Dublin has helped fund classrooms and computers for the many children orphaned by AIDS there (school in Matero pictured here). Parishoners from Sandymount will now assist the Jesuit-run projects in the parish. Fr Leonard, a native of Zambia, spent two years working in Matero Parish and is currently studying in Dublin and living with the Manresa community in Clontarf.