Friday, February 7, 2014

Bishops of Zambia speak out

Thanks to Cristina Varga for the Press Statement (below) issued by the Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC) on January 23, 2014.

Salutation:  Dear members of the Press and invited guests. New Year greetings from us, the Zambia Episcopal Conference!

On the occasion of our first plenary session in 2014, we have invited you here to share with you and through you with the nation our perspective of various issues that are affecting our country.

1.    Introduction:  We thank the Almighty God for preserving our country in relative peace and unity throughout 2013.

We note with joy and gratitude to God that this year, our country is celebrating its golden jubilee of independence. This is a great achievement for our country. In this vein, we give thanks to God for his mercy on our country; we honour our founding fathers and mothers who sacrificed for our freedom and salute every individual Zambian for their personal contribution to the harmony we enjoy in our country, today. Scripture says; “Blessed are the peace makers, for they shall be called Children of God” (Matthew 5: 9).  READ MORE

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