Archbishop of Blantyre Archdiocese of Roman Catholic Church, Tarsizio Ziyaye asked Malawians to have deep rooted faith in God so that they resurrect with Jesus.
Ziyaye was speaking at the funeral ceremony of the late President Bingu wa Mutharika in Thyolo, during the week.
“Whatever we may have letâ€™s remember that one day we will die and for this reason we have to repent while we live so that we shall inherit the Kingdom of God.
“There are plenty of rooms in heaven and they are never fully occupied as is the case with our hotels. Let God make our faith have deep roots so that we shall resurrect with Him,” said Ziyaye.
In her words President Joyce Banda also called on Malawians to put God first and bury the past for the country to forge ahead.
“Letâ€™s put God first and bury our political aspirations for the smooth running of the country. With God ahead of us and His help everything will be possible.
“President Mutharika laid the foundation and this is time to built on it by forgetting what happened in the past, let all the past be buried,” said Banda.
The president then asked all Malawians to pray for the future of the country.
Banda also thanked the Catholic Church for the leading the religious groups in mourning the late president Bingu wa Mutharika.