Malawi Catholic church leader drums support for Chilima presidency in 2019

Head of the powerful and influential Catholic Church in Malawi has indirectly  told its faithful to vote for vice president Saulos Chilima in the 2019 presidential race.

Chilima with Bishop Msusa

Archbishop Thomas Msusa said this Saturday at Limbe Cathedral during the ordination of 11 priests for Blantyre archdiocese.

“Next year we should not vote for leaders because they  come from our region, religion or tribe. Let us vote for visionary, God fearing and transformative leader,” said Msusa.

“But please listen carefully, if this God fearing, visionary and transformative leader  coes from your church or region don;t hesitate to vote for him. If we have one of our own family, why not vote for that person,” said Msusa.

Chilima is Catholic and has received wide support from priests of his church including the head of the church in central region Bishop Tarcicious Ziyaye.

His Grace Msusa said the church should vote for a leader who is God fearing, visionary and puts Malawi first.

“This is why I say we need to vote for our own member of the church,” said Msusa amid hand clapping and applause from the faithful.

In his speech, Chilima did not speak in metaphors or parables as he has done before on such occasions.

The vice president is yet to kick off his campaign but his Transformation movement is already on the ground campaigning for him.

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braveheart
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Catholic church is a shame.They paralised this madalas mind not to marry ..what worthy of advise can a man who has no wife & has never maried in his life offer to people who are married?Msusa do u really know the vatican secret behind bishops not marrying? Ur a puppet to the core..just shut up!

Vin Wa Vin
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Vin Wa Vin

Was Paul married? What about the advices he gave in Romans 7 and other scriptures? Was Jesus married? What about the advices he gave in Matthew 5? We are dumb not knowing the scripture. Read your Bible man, then you will know to speak right

braveheart
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Shame on u also u don’t know the real bible..so u don’t know Jesus had a woman?what u know is the sieved scriptures that were edited by the Roman catholic church..OK?

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda

braveheart, please spill on this electronic page the name of the woman that belonged to Jesus and the scriptures that were edited by the Roman Catholic Church. Its worth reading. Where can I get or purchase such documents. Who printed such scriptures?

Vin Wa Vin
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Vin Wa Vin

Where were you when bishops were arested for standing against the monster regime of Kamuzu Banda? Is it a new thing for them to do what they are doing? It is within their rights to exercise such freedom and they have been successful every time. They rule the universe, and all hear them…

NEPOTIST
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NEPOTIST

mr msusa you cant tell us who to vote for…are you trying to say we dont have our own heads??

GAMA
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GAMA

The same church criticising DPP for nepotism is promoting Chilima based on religion. In fact, archbishop Msusa says we should vote for a transformational leader from our ‘region.’ What misguided words from Msusa and the Catholic Church.

Wanyanga
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Wanyanga

This is tantamount to democracy. The Catholic Bishop has goofed bid time. People are complaining of nepotism within DPP and then Bishop Musa comes up with this nonsense. What about Catholics who are DPP supporters? Please if you have nothing to do just keep quite and people will respect you rather than coming up with garbage.

Hatton
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Hatton

It is an open secret that the state president will be the Arcbishop himself and Chilima will be a mere proxy. God save and forbid the resurface of the Roman Empire!!!

Mphanje
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Mphanje

The church is now beginning to loose its vision. Asking people to vote for the most corrupt power-hungry person. Who is visionary? Chilima? Are you serious? We don’t need a baby your honor. We need somebody with malawi at heart and can express it to the people. Chilima rigged elections for DPP at the time we needed change in this country. We are actually living in his vision now… with all this poverty… don’t forget please that this man is still DPP and is in Government!!!

Christopher Dimbi
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Christopher Dimbi

I would ask all who are commenting hear to listen to the clip of what exactly the Archbishop said. He did not mention of a particular candidate but said the Church will endorse any “God-fearing leader even if they were members of the Catholic Church”. My understanding is that this may apply to any of the current presidential candidates. There are also a number of Catholics who are currently heading political parties like Mark Kataonga, Goeorge Mnensa and Saulos Chilima. We all know that Chilima himself has clearly said he will only stand if a convention of the a political… Read more »

Sani
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Sani

What are you trying to defend? The Catholic Church has consistently shown it’s support for Chilima. This is the clearest pitch for Chilima from the archibishop for the Catholic church.

TATA
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TATA

The Catholic Church goofed big time. SHAME ON CATHOLIC BISHOPS.

wavision
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wavision

This will not build Malawi just preach on good leaders qualities otherwise the church is losing the trust Malawians had in it. am a devout catholic but sitikhala chonchi.

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