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Zambia’s Christian leaders lament election violence

Catholic World News - March 01, 2013

Following the murder of a political party official and the postponement of parliamentary elections, Zambia’s Catholic bishops have joined Protestant leaders in condemning election-related violence.

“We are extremely disturbed and greatly saddened by the violence and the loss of precious life in the heat of the recent campaigns,” according to a joint statement of the Council of Churches in Zambia, Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia, and Zambia Episcopal Conference.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of the deceased and all victims of violence,” the statement continued. “At the same time, we condemn in the strongest terms possible, any form of political and electoral violence … Is this the level our politics has come to? Is this the path we want to pursue in our democratic dispensation?”

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