Bishop for Karonga Diocese of the Catholic Church Martin Mtumbuka has said people who steal church offering of plunder church’s resources should face the long arm of the law of the land.
Mtumbuka’s reaction follows the increase of abuse of church resources in Karonga Diocese which he confided to be a result of forgiving tendency to the perpetrators.
According to the Bishop, the church will now refer all involved in abusing its resources to the law enforcers.
“I am very concerned with the resource mismanagement reports in my Diocese. This is because we used to have mercy and forgiveness to the perpetrators.
“In order to end it, any leader or follower found stealing the Church’s resources starting from 1 January, 2017 shall be taken to the court of law where they will be answerable,” said Mtumbuka.
He said some people take an advantage of the Church’s ethic of forgiveness as stated in the holy bible to deliberately abuse their powers.
Mtumbuka said that the tendency of stealing the Church’s resources is letting down people to contribute.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :