Zambian bishops reject draft constitution
Catholic World News - July 23, 2010
In a July 20 statement, the bishops of Zambia announced their opposition to a constitution drafted by the National Constitutional Conference.
“The common good has always been sacrificed for parochial interests by those who want to entrench their hold on power through masterminding a weak and partisan Constitution,” the bishops wrote. “We truly believe the words of Jesus that those who hunger and thirst for justice will be satisfied! We call on all to pray that the God of justice will bless this nation and that sooner rather than later, the people will have justice.”
According to Vatican statistics, 39% of the nation’s 12.2 million people are Catholic.
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