Archbishop Ziyaye tells Catholics to vote to shape Malawi

Archbishop of the Catholic Church’s  Lilongwe Archdiocese,  His Grace Tarsizius Ziyaye, has urged the church’s faithful  to view the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections as  opportunity of reshaping the future of the country.

Ziyaye: Be guided by the pastroal letter on how to elect a good leader

He said this on Saturday at Area 2 in Lilongwe when  he opened Bishop Nervi Media Centre.

Ziyaye said as eligible voters , people should  be guided by the Pastoral letter which was released earlier in the year on how to elect a good leader.

“Am appealing to you to keep your voter registration slip safely to enable you exercise your democratic right to vote for a leader of your choice in the next elections,” Archbishop told them.

Ziyaye said Malawians need to choose a leader who will be able to serve them and provide their basic needs all the time.

The Archbishop pointed of the church would continue promoting social teaching of the church to its members so that they should be on top of things.

He said Malawians should be encouraged to pray for the nation that the elections should be conducted in a peaceful and orderly manner.

“We should pray to God so that he should continue blessing the country in its endeavours,” Ziyaye said.

Voter registration exercise for the May 2019 elections ended on Friday on November 9, 2018

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) will release the final figures of the registered voters soon.

Although some places like Lilongwe, Kasungu and Blantyre reported to have registered few voters compared the projected figures.

There were calls for MEC go reopened the registration exercise in some districts which had face some challenges during the registration process but MEC has not made any firm stand regarding the request yet.

Various electoral stakeholders have voiced their concern on the retrieved registration machine which was found in Mozambique after it went missing on its way to Mwanza.

A week later, another registration machine went missing in Mzuzu and is yet to be recovered after being reported to Police.

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Dennis Bakomenge
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Dennis Bakomenge

Thought it was the Bishops who were under house arrest in Lilongwe and later Dr Kamuzu Banda agreed that we should have a referendum in Malawi which led to Multi party? It is now the Catholic Bishops in DRC who have forced Kabila to resign.

Charlie Hebdo
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Charlie Hebdo

When it suits them right, politicians would want us believe that religious leaders should not be involved in politics. Their place is nowhere else but the pulpit. Their role is to bring lost souls to salvation. As a believer, it is hard to separate religion from politics. Due to our shallow understanding of the two topics, we have been played by politicians to take their side on the subject as it suits them. Indeed people perish for lack of knowledge. For many of us, religion provide the foundation for morality. For how do we know corruption, stealing, killing, oppressing the… Read more »

Patrick Phiri
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Patrick Phiri

I am Catholic, and I think our Lord Bishops are now confusing us. The article says we should take the elections as an opportunity to reshape our country. That statement is already anti-DPP. It means DPP has failed to put our country in shape. There are other incidences that suggest that our Lord Bishops themselves are anti-DPP. 1. When the First Lady, through her BEAM trust tried to assist Providence Secondary School under the Catholic Church following the fire that gutted a hostel at the school, the Arch Bishop of Blantyre, Bishop Msusa, refused the donation, saying the Church had… Read more »

Dumisani
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Dumisani

Ndala zidayamba kalekale some of ppl I don’t understand you what you should know is this every one in this planet earth is a political affiliated , why are you voting? That’s promoting politics so before saying anything think frist

Boni Kalindo
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Boni Kalindo

UTM is a Roman Catholic Church party and this is undisputed. Vatican is funding UTM and this too is undisputed. A Catholic Bishop is involved in killing of a person with Albinism this is undisputed also. Masangwi killed Edward Chasowa a polytechnic 4th year Mechanical Engineer another undisputed killing. The choice is yours to rate UTM/Catholics

Patrick Mbewe
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Patrick Mbewe

A bishop kungolangiza a khristu kuti akavotere munthu oti athandiza miyoyo ya amalawi koma a DPP ayamba kale kulalamuka kuti a bishop asamapange ndale? Yet it’s the bishops who brought multiparty change. Zikuonekeratu kuti DPP ilibe usogoleri ukunenedwawo. When did the laws bars bishops from politics ? Mwamumva mufti sosola mmene wapempherera Ku Salima dzulo?

Walyapo Dende
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What the Bishop forgot to tell the faithful is how his church will stop the Catholic Clergy’s involvement in the killing of Albinos and how he is intending to compensate the Masambuka family.

ITC
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ITC

Was it the Catholic Church that killed Masambuka?

Mulupale
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Mulupale

Don’t argue with a pig..He will dag you into the mud. He likes playing it dirty!

Shaft Sachapandimadzi
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Shaft Sachapandimadzi

Zamanyazi izi. Akulu a Mpingo mwayamba ndale kodi? Just resign and concentrate on politics musasokoneze nkhosa za Mulungu.

Timba
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Timba

Iweyo pamene ukuchita comment zimenezipa ndekuti wayamba u bishop? Ngati mulibe nzeru muzikhalako chete nthawi zina

Shaft Sachapandimadzi
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Shaft Sachapandimadzi

Sindingayambe u Bishop when another Bishop is involved in killing of people with Albinism

Central
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Central

Nawenso iwe wangokhala munthu oganiza mwa reverse basi!! Unayambana nawo chani a Ziyaye? Zoona kupezeka wa msembe m’modzi kupezeka ndi nkhani yonunkha ndiye onse ai choncho? Popeza wayamba ndiwe kuganiza popepela chonchi ena akanena kuti the fact that APM was found with questionable resources [K145 million] in his account, then it means onse a dpp ali choncho tilakwitsa?

Komanso kodi iwe sukukudziwa kuti pachipanda a china Ziyaye wa kulimbana ndi Kamuzu Peter wakoyo sakanafika pa Malawi? Nde zinali zabwino ma bishop kulowelela ndale kuti inu zanu ziyende, ndipo pano mukamaba ndi kupha anthu asalankhule? za u “cadet” wanunzo musatinyanse nazoooooooooooooooooooooo

Dumisani
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Dumisani

I agree with you what wrong here bishop he is just ask ppl to choose good readers, is there anything wrong on what he said,

Mulomwe
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Mulomwe

Shaft, You prick, who told you politics is for the selected few? Politics is for everyone. You such a numpty DPP mercenary.

Mtima uwawa
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Mtima uwawa

Archbishop longosokani ndale simbali yanu….. Nthawi ya Jesus kunalibe ndale…. Asiyereni…..

Kapire
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Kapire

Ndiye bwenzi Yesu atati “za Kaisara kwa Kaisara….” kukanakhala kuti kudalibe ndale?

KWANU MKWANU
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KWANU MKWANU

MUSALIMBANE NDI MABISHOP ANTHU OSADZIWA KANTHU INU. A CATOLICA NDI BOMA NGATI SIMUDZIWA, PALIBE PAMENE ANALEMBA KUTI A MSEMBE ASACHITE NDALE.

Patrick Mbewe
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Patrick Mbewe

Who wrote pastral letter which brought multiparty? Bishops

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