President Lazarus Chakwera has commended the Catholic Church in Malawi for its contribution to the country’s development.
Speaking on Sunday at Njuli Catholic Parish in Chiradzulu where he joined the church in celebrating the Fourth Sunday of Easter, which is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, the President said the Catholic Church has contributed a lot to the country ’s development, particularly in the education and health sectors.
He said: “To mention reliable schools that have produced notable people in the country, are Catholic schools. The work they are doing in the country is not to do with education only, but they also have hospitals which are serving Malawians.
“The First Lady and I both went to Catholic schools. The ministry which the Catholic Church is doing is a continuation of what God started some time back to serve His people whom He created in His image.”
Chakwera then asked the church leaders to count him as one of them who seeks to serve Malawians as the church is doing.
The President further echoed Archbishop of Blantyre Archdiocese Thomas Msusa’s message in his sermon earlier, in which he called on Malawians to be united and love one another, saying in unity there is power.
Msusa said the country’s political, religious and traditional leaders should emulate the good shepherd as Jesus Christ was.
He said: “Good shepherds must have the courage to criticise without fear or favour where there is something wrong. It is better to die for the truth.”
He asked Malawians to be united and love one another.