Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has called for prayers for the successful repatriation of the bodies of South Africans who died in the Lagos building collapse two months ago.
He was responding to the announcement by the Minister in the Presidency, Mr Jeff Radebe, that the bodies will be returned this weekend "if everything goes well."
The Archbishop said:
"I appeal for special prayers for the families who have died, who have had to wait far too long for this moment.
"We pray Godspeed for the families as they receive the remains of their loved ones and thank the South African Government for all they have done to resolve the problems in Lagos which prevented repatriation earlier."
Archbishop Makgoba also re-issued this prayer for people of faith to use until the bodies are returned.