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New Zambian president pledges to support Church

September 26, 2011

By 43%-36% margin, Michael Sata has been elected president of Zambia, defeating incumbent Rupiah Banda.

“This government will be governed on the Ten Commandments,” pledged Sata. “For the first time this country has a Catholic president, and our government will support the Church.”

33% of the nation’s 12.5 million people are Catholic, according to Vatican statistics.


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  • Posted by: rpp - Sep. 26, 2011 5:50 PM ET USA

    Prayers ascending for President-elect Sata. I hope he is faithful to both the Church and his own words.