Malawi: bishops’ headquarters destroyed
October 17, 2011
Amid a campaign of arson attacks against critics of Malawi’s government, the headquarters of the episcopal conference has been destroyed in a fire. In August, Bishop Joseph Mukasa Zuza, the president of the episcopal conference, called upon President Bingu wa Mutharika to “stop suffocating civil society, the press, the judiciary power and democracy.”
The nation of 13.6 million is 28% Catholic, according to Vatican statistics.
- Malawi - Bishop's HQ destroyed - arson suspected (Aid to the Church in Need)
- Malawi: numerous government spies at bishops’ meeting (CWN, 9/28)
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!