Catholic to welcome gays as Bishop Zuza says ‘resist Western influences’

Bishop Joseph Mukasa Zuza of Mzuzu Diocese has spoken against the campaign to allow same-sex liaisons in Malawi, expressing concerns with some Western influences as Vatican document states homosexuals have ‘gifts and qualities to offer’ in unprecedented step to ‘welcome’ gay people.

Bishop Jospeh Zuza:

Bishop Jospeh Zuza: They are using money

The bishop, who was the Malawian representative at the two-week synod on family issues at the Vatican in Rome, spoke about the importance of strong families in an interview on Vatican Radio’s English Service for Africa.

According to the Bishop, some organisations in Malawi are using money to entice mostly poor young people to adopt un-African lifestyles and unions at the expense of marriage between a man and a woman.

“In Malawi, these organisations are using money to influence young people to promote same-sex unions,” Bishop Zuza said.

“They are using our poverty to get their agenda fulfilled”

He said the Episcopal Conference of Malawi is keen to see that children in families are nurtured and that they adopt lifestyles that are truly African and Christian.

But as the global synod on the family entered its second week at the Vatican, the bishops released a midterm document summarising the closed-door debate taking place between nearly 200 bishops and lay officials.

While the church reaffirmed its opposition to marriage and same sex unions, the ground-breaking document said homosexuality prompted “serious reflection” and was an “important educative challenge”.

“Are we capable of welcoming these people, guaranteeing them a fraternal space in our communities?” the document asked. “Often they wish to encounter a church that offers them a welcoming home.

“Are our communities capable of providing that, accepting and valuing their sexual orientation, without compromising Catholic doctrine on the family and matrimony?”

While reinforcing matrimony between a man and a woman, the bishops acknowledged that gay partnerships had merit, apparently taking their lead from Pope Francis whose “Who am I to judge?” comment about gays last year signalled a new approach.

“Without denying the moral problems connected to homosexual unions, it has to be noted that there are cases in which mutual aid to the point of sacrifice constitutes a precious support in the life of the partners,” they said.

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BERNARD
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SATAN,BEING A FATHER OF LIES,IS TRYING ALL HIS BEST TO TWIST BIBLE IN ORDER TO DECEIVE WORLD.BE AWARE HE(SATAN) USES PEOPLE LIKE BISHOPS FOR US TO BELIEVE.IF THE CHURCH IS BUSINESS ORGANIZATION WILL ACCEPT HOMOSEXUALITY.NEVER BE CORRUPTED.A CHURCH IS BODY OF CHRIST.PROB 1 V 7 ,GOD MAY GIVE YOU WISDOM AND NEVER USES KNOWLEDGE FOR THINGS OF HEAVEN.

Michal
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The world apart,misundrstandng is stil at large,please God hear our cry,are these the last days

gogo
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Give us Pope wathu Ku Africa.

goody
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am listening and wil not comment now

Kakweza
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If u hear about this stupid things, owelengawe khala maso the one who will judge the world is at hand

Nthawi Yatha
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Akatolika tsopano kutiwonesa zimene amaziwa bwino.Nchito za thupi lawo.

bishop zuza
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Pano nde taenjeza taposa sodom ndi gomora.Chinjoka chabvuuka sopano ndipo katolika waziwika kuti iye ndiye 666.

Karen
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I agree with #19. There are more sinners in the church hiding behind the alter. Why throwing stones at gays? This single priest Fr M Useni a.k.a Chilemba is just worse with a serial of women he has fathered children with yet he stands at the alter preaching about repentance, and against gays? Has he repented himself? If so, what is bad about forging and welcoming a gay person into the church you commits his sins openly and probably seek God’s salvation and pretending to be holy while committing adultery? He will not change at all, the women Yasinta Nyaika… Read more »
gogo
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Some sins are abominable to God that they provoke his anger against every one that’s the difference

Andy Ndaonazino
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I would like to refute in strongest terms all ideas suggesting that the Catholic Church has endorsed homosexuality. Nyasatimes you need to verify facts before confusing the public. The Extraordinary Synod on marriage convened by Pope Francis ends this Sunday with the mass of the beatification of Pope Paul VI. This means that Bishop Zuza is still attending the synod meeting until the closing mass. All resolutions of the meeting will be communicated to the entire world by the competent authority. The Teaching of the Catholic Church is solid and cannot be in any way changed in as far as… Read more »
Mbolo Sidwala!
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Iwe namba 45: “…The church has no competence in changing anything which was designed by God and there is no way in (or is it “it”) can intervene in the divine sphere…” Really? Didn’t God design the Sabbath?Isnt it the same church that changed the Sabbath from the 7th day of the week to the 1st day of the week? You can google Cardinal Gibbons, he will tell you that! The church has so much intervened in the divine spheres to an extent that the head of the church blasphemes that he is God on earth! Tell us zina, osati… Read more »
kanchenga
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Christianity is a relationship between Jesus Christ and man. When you pray, your are talking to God your relation. When you read the bible, you are listening to God talking to you. The two of you live in agreement. As the bible says no two people will walk together unless they agree. So the two of you must agree. This has nothing to do with the religion you belong to so my friends be careful who you listen to. Bishops are not necessarily Christians. What ever you hear should be measured against what the bible says. We should always love… Read more »
Redeemed
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Well said, it is delighting to know that even though the masses are in gloss darkness, there are still those with eyes enough to spot the light and refuse to be blinded.
Our God is of an author of order and not confusion, people must strive to be zealous enough not to try to mock God.

FC Club
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No worry ppo if dey sey yes 2 dat we will establish de new catholic church wch will not those nasty,foolish thngs.

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