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14th October

Greetings from Monze

I have been here now for three weeks and I am preparing for my return home – time passes very quickly here.

Things are getting back to near normal after COVID. Fortunately the vaccines are now readily available in Zambia and most people that I have met have had a couple of doses. I had to show proof of vaccination before I could travel and when I entered the Country. Fortunately I managed

to squeeze in a fourth dose before I left the UK – along with a flu jab!

The other day I was given a grand tour of the new Cathedral built since my last visit, including the sacristy and other rooms at the back and upstairs. The cathedral is built in the shape of a dove and is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. Interestingly the Cathedral was able to be built thanks to funds from the Aid to the Church in Need, which is another cause supported by St. Gregory's church.

After the tour I met Bishop Raphael - our former link priest at Our Lady of the Wayside - who greeted me with a big hug. It was great to meet him again in his new role.

Chris Barrell

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