Bishop Phiri says Archbishop Mpundu did not consult other Bishops before he released the statement.
He says there is procedure that is followed when Bishops want to advise government on issues affecting the nation.
Bishop Phiri says the procedure was not followed by the Archbishop when he released a statement attributed to the three Church mother bodies.
He was speaking when he addressed Christians in Chadiza district.
The Bishop said the Catholic Church is non-partisan, contrary to assertions by the other church mother bodies.
He said the Catholic Church will continue to work with the government, by playing its role of promoting national unity and diversity.
Last week, Lusaka Catholic Archbishop Mpundu held a joint press conference for Church Mother Bodies dubbed ‘State of the Nation’ in which he stated that Zambia as a country today stands at the crossroads and that the country was in a crisis.
Meanwhile, Alliance for Democracy and Development (ADD) President Charles Milupi has called on President Edgar Lungu not to ignore the wise counsel from the three church mother bodies in promoting democracy and peace in Zambia.
Mr. Milupi says the Head of State must think twice and try to implement some of the recommendations given by the church.
Mr. Milupi says the PF government should seriously analyze the statement issued by the three Church mother Bodies, saying it gives a serious signal to President Lungu of the current political situation in the country.
He has told QTV news in interviews that the party in power should critically sit back and study the church mother bodies’ statement and respond to the statement constructively.