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Bishop in Zambia cautions priests against allowing politicians to speak in Church

August 12, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: “Whenever the politicians visit our churches, they should be treated like any other ordinary Christian coming to worship,” said Bishop Benjamin Phiri of Ndola, Zambia (map), who directed that politicians should never be given the “chance to speak to the gathered faithful during Mass at the pulpit, nor should they be given an audience outside Mass to speak to the parishioners within the parish premises.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Aug. 13, 2022 3:50 AM ET USA

    Contrast the political particular Church in Germany with the spiritual particular Church in Zambia and in sister Churches elsewhere in Africa. While the German spokesmen evince an alignment with the worldly, the Africans are having none of it. Notice that the Zambians are to consider all Church property sacred and reserved for spiritual affairs. An example of abuse of sacred space in a local parish is the refusal to hang a crucifix and provide a holy water font in a large educational setting.