Archbishop Msusa urges Catholics to political action to be agents of change

Archbishop of the Blantyre Archdiocese of the Catholic Church Archbishop, Thomas Luke Msusa has advanced the call of Pope Francis that Catholics must get involved in politics even if it may be “dirty,” frustrating and fraught with failure, so as to be agents of change.

Archbishop Msusa: Politics is a call to serve and we need leaders with humility

His Grace Msusa made his comments on Saturday  during a Diamond Jubilee celebration of Masanjala Parish in Chiradzulu.

He advised Catholic faithfuls who have necessary qualifications to feel free to join politics, saying Christians have a duty to work for the common good in the world of politics

“Politics on its own is good because it is a call to serve, but it is the  people who make it  dirty due to their words and deeds. a I urge you people who have certificates and other high qualifications and have the will to contest as councilors and Member of Parliament so that you help in the development of our country,” Archbishop Msusa explained .

He stressed that Catholic church does not campaign or back individual candidates, but encouraged  individual Catholics to  get involved in politicsbecause it is one of the highest forms of charity since it seeks the common good.

The Archbishop said the country needs  morally coherent candidates.

He said next year should be a year of blessings and happiness as he advised the Catholics to choose good and humble leaders that would help to develop the country.

Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Joseph Mwanamvekha who represented  President Peter Mutharika said government is always grateful for the continued existing relationship between government and the Catholic Church.

He added that government was thankful for the developments the Catholic Church brought since establishment in the country saying he is among one of the beneficiaries as he attended a catholic school.

The Minister asked the Archbishop to continue constructively advising government whenever things went wrong.

Masanjala Parish was established in 1958 and has four Primary Schools, two Secondary Schools, hospital, University and Seminary.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Please share this Article if you like Email This Post Email This Post

More From the World

  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Masautso Phiri
Guest
Masautso Phiri

For me I don’t see any problem that the church leader alert people to choose the leaders they feel can help them. The spiritual life is mostly affected if the environment is not conducive for worshipers. You can see how the lives and souls of people have lost in the name of miracles to end poverty. The leaders of the country are one of the key people answerable to the poverty of people. I believe that the church should always find answers for the problems of people. If one is sick we understand when is been prayed for and gets… Read more »

Shitholes Diarrhoea Progressive Party
Guest

The Catholic Bishops are to blame for bringing thieves in 1994. Malawi has deteriorated with the change you advocated in 1992. That change brought us a thief through udf and later a thieving family from Thyolo. Malawians are living in abjected poverty. There are no drugs in hospitals even the Catholic hospitals. The quality of education has gone down. The roads are very bad. The streets in cities are dark. The best the Bishops can do is to condemn this dpp government straight away. The worst church of course is the Blantyre Synod that is completely silent because they get… Read more »

Masautso Phiri
Guest
Masautso Phiri

Dear brother, this is why you must understand that human being was born with problems of which only God can forgive. I should also not spare to say that freedom with the will of God are parallel. It started long time ago when Jesus died for people in replacement for penalties that God was doing to end the filthy generation. Look at the time of Noah, nthawi ya Roti. The generations faced had penalties after committing sins. However the coming of Jesus, we say he paid for all our sins then gave us liberty to stay as long as we… Read more »

Kaka
Guest
Kaka

Though my church but they ate useless. They incited violence that led to death of Malawians on 20 th when bingu was in power

Kaka
Guest
Kaka

Shut up. Politics in church. Why now . money or eternal life. Lost trust in Catholics. Have lost direction. Pope Francis had not sent any message of that sort

Mhesha
Guest

Go out …. reach out for everyone…. and preach them the Gospel and baptise them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holly Spirit.

chikoti
Guest
chikoti

End times indeed.church encouraging its faithfuls to join politics? Za mulungu kuzisakaniza ndi ndi za kaisala? My church my bishop..shaaaaa..

Heavyduty
Guest
Heavyduty

Bwanji abale tchalitchi ichi cha Katorika chimangokamba za ndale zokhazokha, I don’t hear much of them talking za Yesu koma za Ndale basi. Shame on you guys. Owerenga awerenge Revolution 18:4

CIVIL SERVANT
Guest
CIVIL SERVANT

Revolution ndiye bukhu liti mu Bible?

Heavyduty
Guest
Heavyduty

Phones can auto-fill sometimes
and you should know that if your brain is OK. The writer meant Revelation and not Revolution. Many leaders are able to notice that, but you alone failed to understand since you are mentally “unstable”

Abiti mandasi
Guest

Devil is at work

More From Nyasatimes