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Zambia’s bishops begin tree-planting campaign

January 29, 2016

The bishops of Zambia have launched a tree-planting campaign to combat the effects of deforestation, according to the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa.

“It is a well-known fact that we are experiencing rapid disappearance of forests,” said Father Boniface Sakala, an official of the nation’s episcopal conference.

“If this trend is not reversed, we are bound to witness reduction in food production, and the environment will be less habitable, and temperatures escalate, and that will impact climate negatively,” he added.

The nation of 16.2 million is approximately two-thirds Protestant and one-third Catholic.

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