Mutharika invites Pope Francis to visit Malawi

President Peter Mutharika has made an impassionate plea to Pope Francis to visit Malawi during his next round of tour of Africa.

Vatican official paying a courtesy call on President Mutharika

Vatican official paying a courtesy call on President Mutharika

Mutharika and the Vatican officials at Sanjika Palace

Mutharika and the Vatican officials at Sanjika Palace

Mutharika made the invitation when a senior Vatican official visited Malawi’s Head of State Thursday at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre.

“The visit by Pope John Paul the second left a profound effect on Malawians,” Mutharika said.

The Vatican’s secretary of state archbishop Paul Richard did not immediately say Pope Francis would come to Malawi or not but in his earlier speech, he praised Malawi for the freedom of worship prevailing in the country.

Bishops of the influential Catholic Church in Malawi are dubbed fathers of democracy because they were the first in 1992 to challenge former president and dictator Kamuzu Banda over bad governance and human rights abuse issues through a catholic pastoral letter and received death threats from the regime.

Politicians then were too scared to criticise Kamuzu Banda and his Malawi Congress Party following the death of four prominent politicians Aaron Gadama, Dick Matenje, Twaibu Sangala and David Chiwanga a decade earlier and other unexplained deaths.

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Man boshah
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Let him do watever he wants, let us wait for 2019

ichoicho
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pliz pitala dont satanise our beloved country I beg. we know very well that u are the beast mentioned in the bible, we know about ur connections with obama and the satanic world but be careful bcoz GOD is watching ur moves lest u find urself in the grave before fulfilling ur sinister plans on malawi. do we need to remind u about ur plans on gays and lesbians? we are watching u.

Angozo
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Dear Mr Zigwepano. I think it is high time people start thinking independently rather than relying on false prophesies that are bent on turnishing the good image of the Catholic Church. It would be better if people read the Bible to understand it. When are the prophesies against the Catholic Church going to be fulfilled? As far as I can remember a certain sector was telling people that Pope John Paul the Second was going to be the last Pope. That was not the case. Then came Pope Benedict, without shame and self audit the prophesy was repeated on Pope… Read more »
JAMES CHIRWA
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THEY ARE FULFILLING THE SCRIPTURES, NO WORRY.LETS DO OUR PART OF SPREADING THE GOSPEL ALL OVER THE WORLD.

kandapako
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ZIGWEPANO 7 DEZ CHURCH OF god.

Wanangwa
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It was a process started by many, Masauko Chipembere, John Chilembwe, Levi Ziliro Mumba, Gwanda Chakuamba, Chakufwa Chihana, Aaron Gadama, Twaibu Sangala, 1964 Cabinet Crisis etc. All of them did something but the country was still divided. I remember Late Fr Job Makirika who did a lot of Social analysis in seminaries and then Fr Mgungwe, Fr Henry Chinkanda just before 1992. When time was right and ripe after this Social Analysis,then came the final straw that broke the Carmel’s back, 1992 Pastoral Letter. Then a Civil Rights Campaigner/Trade Unionists Chakufwa appeared on the scene of history. Things ignited. The… Read more »
geiffrey lwanja
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i wish he could ask the visit by MAJOR 1

Mr zigwepano
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And when you see the beast in the holly place , know that the time is nigh.

INE
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KUMAYAMIKA, THE CATHOLIC CHURCH PLAYED AND CONTINUE TO PLAY A VITAL ROLE FOR THE DEMOCRACY IN MALAWI

Bolero
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The Pastoral Letter of 1992 reminds me of one Cosby Ungwelu Nkhwazi who after an evening meal at Chanco’s cafeteria B started a South African freedom song “shosholoza” which in no time caught everyone’s attention and spread like wild fire. This marked the first ever open protest against Dr Banda regime by students in a free Malawi. I remember late Edwin Banda then chairperson of student Union and his team convening a meeting at the Chanco’s Sports Complex. The anger, determination to fight, free speech and shouting was overwhelming which led to Prof Zimani Kadzamira then Principal of Chanco to… Read more »

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