Diocesan Bishop Dr. M. Wolo Belleh In A Handshake With A Muslim Cleric At The Ceremony Diocesan Bishop Dr. M. Wolo Belleh In A Handshake With A Muslim Cleric At The Ceremony

Church Identifies With Muslim Community

The First Diocese of Bethel Liberia and Guinea has identified with families of the deceased in the recent fire incident by providing L$100,000 through the Muslim community.

The church made the donation on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the 17th Street Mosque in Sinkor, in Monrovia.

Speaking to reporters, Diocesan Bishop Dr. M. WoloBelleh, said the incident was a complete tragedy to the entire nation and as such it should claim the attention of everyone.

“This situation has touched the heart of everyone. The nation is bereaved and so we, as a church, have come to identify with you,” said told the heads of the Muslim community in Liberia at the 17th Street Mosque.

“This is to show them that we are standing with them in whatever way. We also feel their pinch, their bereavement is our bereavement. It's not about religion. We are going beyond religious barrier because we are all one,” he stated.

Like many Liberians, the Bethel Diocesan Bishop urged the Government of Liberia through its reputable institutions responsible to conduct a speedy investigation into the matter.

He said while people have the right to speculate, they should desist from inflammatory comments on the outcome of whatever investigation that would conducted.

It could be recalled that a horrific fire incident on September 23, 2019 led to the death of 26 school-going kids and two Arabic teachers in the Hostel of the Koranic School in the Bassa Town Community in the commercial hub of Red Light, Paynesville, outside Monrovia.

All 26 students are males, who are between the ages of 10 and 20. They died along with two instructors in the heart jerking incident, which drew the attention of several community residents and passersby on early Wednesday’s morning.

The bodies were then placed into body bags and taken to the 17th Street Mosque in Sinkor, Monrovia before internment at the popular “Mandingo Graveyard” on the Old Road on the outskirt of Monrovia.


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