President Peter Mutharika has asked the leadership of the Anglican Church in Central Africa to be part of three national pillars that he initiated.
Speaking when bishops in the church’s Central Africa Province visited Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe on Tuesday, Mutharika said the church and government are partners as the two sides take care of the souls.
The Central Africa Province of the Anglican Church has dioceses in Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.
“Here in Malawi, we have agreed on three pillars through which we will develop our country, namely patriotism, integrity and hard work. Hopefully, Anglican Church agrees with me on the importance of these pillars that are in line with the teachings of your church. What I recognise in one of your central teachings is that Jesus Christ is fully human and fully God and he is a symbol of patriotism, integrity and hard work.
“The Anglican Church here is doing a lot to provide for the body and the soul. You are running schools and hospitals. You are supporting agriculture and you are with us in time of disasters such as floods and drought we have experienced for the past two years. You have helped in environmental rehabilitation and management just to mention a few. We thank you for that,” Mutharika said,
Archbishop for the Province, Albert Chama of Zambia, said apart from praying for the Mutharika’s leadership, the church will continue working with government in serving people who are in need.
“And in our meeting this morning we have resolved that we will continue to ask our brothers across the world to support us with resources for humanitarian response in the country,” Chama said.
He also said the church will continue praying for betterment of the economy as all the countries under the province continue to face numerous economic challenges.
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