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The Salvation Army greets the new Pontiff

Thursday, 14 March 2013  I  For immediate release

The Southern African Territory of The Salvation Army sends greetings to the newly-elected Pope Francis 1, assuring him of its prayers as he takes up leadership of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church.

We are delighted at the appointment of the first ever Pope from the Global South. We trust that he will bring a renewed focus to addressing the issues of poverty and injustice in the world, and particularly in the developing world. These issues are very much at the heart of our ministry as The Salvation Army,” Major Carin Holmes, Public Relations Secretary of The Salvation Army said following the election of the new Pope on Wednesday 13 March 2013.

The Southern Africa Territory of The Salvation Army encompasses four countries – South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland – and the island of St Helena. Its officers, soldiers and full-time employees provide their spiritual and community services through approximately 230 corps (churches), societies and outposts, as well as through schools, hospitals, institutions for children, street children, the elderly, men and abused women, and daycare, goodwill, rehabilitation and social centres.


Media Contact: Ruth Coggin
Tel: 011-487-0026
Cell: 082-903-5819
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Client Contact: Major Carin Holmes
Public Relations Secretary
Tel: 011-718-6745
Cell: 082-994-4351
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