Tanzanian Priest With Strong Clare Links Loses Fight With COVID-19

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A Tanzanian priest who had spent several summers in Clare has died in his native country as a result of COVID-19.

Fr. David Mlemeta had developed strong links to the Lissycasey and Ballynacally areas, and in 2018 locals had donated two containers worth of supplies for his poverty-stricken parish in Tanzania.

In a tribute to him on social media, a local parish group says the donations from the Clare communities had made a significant difference there, with funds raised being used to pay for the education of seven children.