Bishop Lungu warns of oppressive politics 

By Staff Reporter
Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) president Bishop George Lungu has warned that politics can be used as a means of oppression, marginalization and destruction.
Bishop Lungu has urged bishops meeting for second plenary of the year to exercise their prophetic ministry by reading the signs of the time and seriously reflect on the challenges facing the nation.
The Catholic Bishops are meeting in Lusaka at Kapingila house for the Plenary up to Friday, 19th July, 2019.
“Not only that, I hope and pray that as shepherds of God’s flock, we shall endeavour to propose the way forward by providing an alternative route to authentic peace-building and genuine reconciliation. Indeed, from the very beginning when the Church led the National Dialogue and Reconciliation Process,” he said.
“The vision of the Church has always been a conversion of hearts and minds of the Zambian people, leading to a unified, reconciled and peaceful Zambia where all citizens freely participate in governance within a thriving social and economic environment”.
The ZCCB president further said that the Church remains committed and resolved to remain truly non-partisan by promoting inclusiveness and bring people from all walks of life and political persuasions together.
Meanwhile, Bishop Lungu thanked all who generously contributed towards helping the victims of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe and further reiterated the bishops’ call on government to declare places affected by unfavourable weather conditions in the 2018/2019 rainy season a disaster.
“This would help to mobilize the much-needed resources to move the necessary food items in areas where there is literally nothing to eat,” he said.