ZAMBIA Conference of Catholic Bishops national pastoral commission chairman Reverend Clement Mulenga says it is not right to have Catholics who pray, recite Hail Mary but are corrupt and do injustice. A four-day workshop on the promotion of evangelisation through biblical, pastoral ministry and popularisation of the Catholic social teaching yesterday opened in Lusaka. The workshop has drawn participants from Chipata, Lusaka and Kabwe dioceses, including the National Council of the Laity.
ZCCB secretary general Fr Cleophas Lungu, who spoke on behalf of Bishop Mulenga, called for Catholics in Zambia who were anchored on the word of God and morally upright.
“As Catholic Bishops in Zambia, we want Catholics that are deep anchored on the word of God and morally upright. It’s not right to have Catholics who pray, recite Hail Mary but are corrupt and do injustice. The Bishops want Catholics who care for the environment with deep understanding of the social teaching of the Church,” he said.
Bishop Mulenga further said the Church desired that the word of God have an impact resulting in deeper faith and morally upright people. The workshop has been organised by the Catholic Secretariat’s Biblical Desk and Caritas Zambia.