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Saulos Chilima challenges detractors

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Vice President, Saulos Chilima, has said his involvement in politics will not make him regress in serving God, stressing that he will participate in church activities like he was doing before assuming his current position.

He was speaking in Lilongwe on Saturday during a launch of Lilongwe Chapter of the Chancellor College Catholic Alumni Association.

“Some people have been saying I am involved in church activities because I want votes. I am 43 years old, and only three years out of those, I have been a vice president. I am more of a Catholic than a vice president. I have no apology to make. I will not stop. I am serving God,” Chilima said.

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The Vice President has been known to take leading roles in church activities, including carrying the cross during Easter’s Way of the Cross procession.

During the function, Chilima urged members of the association, to stand by pillars of humility, focus, commitment and faith if they are to serve God better.

“It is a great feeling to serve the church. It is very fulfilling to serve God,” Chilima said.

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Archbishop Tarcisius Ziyaye of Lilongwe Archdiocese appealed to all Catholic graduates to assist the church.

“We need your expertise. Your areas of specialisation are needed in the church. Your participation in the running of the church is very important,” Ziyaye said.

Chairperson of the association, Francis Matita, said they have already started implementing a number of projects, one of which is assisting Chipoka Parish in Salima.

The association’s patron, Father Frank Phiri, stressed that the knowledge members of the association have should be used for the benefit of the church.

During the event, renowned lawyers, Ian Malera and Innocentia Ottober, and others narrated the roles they have played in the church.

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