Methodist Church superintendent battling to help Zim refugees

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Johannesburg, 01 January 2014 One of many messages written on the walls of the Central Methodist Church by refugees. Bishop Paul Verryn has been the superintendent at the church for 17 years.

JOHANNESBURG - The superintendent of the Johannesburg church at the centre of a refugee crisis says he&39;s still trying to help those affected.

Paul Verryn spent his last day as bishop of the Central Methodist Church trying to secure alternative accommodation for the dozens of Zimbabweans facing homelessness.

For the last 17 years he has been the face of the church.

Known for fighting tooth and nail for the needy and homeless - a battle that has left both him and the church scarred.

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