The Copperbelt University Catholic Community has condemned the recent protests by St. Charles Lwanga Parishioners in Lusaka’s Chilenje township.
Speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Kasama, community chairperson Paul Chomba said the church should be respected as a place of worship and not of disputes.
Mr. Chomba described the protests at St. Charles Lwanga as sad adding that parishioners should have resolved the matter amicably through dialoguing with their leaders.
He has since urged Christians to follow proper channels of communication whenever aggrieved.
He added that as Catholics, St. Charles Lwanga parishioners should understand that priests are called to serve anywhere.
Meanwhile, the community has paid tribute to the outgoing Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu for being an exemplary leader in the church.
He has since congratulated the newly appointed Apostolic Administrator for the Archdiocese of Lusaka Alick Banda on his appointment.
Meanwhile, a staunch Catholic Samuel Chanda has described the reaction by the parishioners at St. Charles Lwanga as unchristian.
Mr. Chanda said the parishioners at St. Charles Lwanga politicised the transfer of the two priests.
Recently, congregants at St. Charles Lwanga Regiment Parish in Lusaka’s Chilenje township protested following news to transfer their parish priest and his assistant.