Malawi VP Chilima marks Christ’s Way of the Cross: Pictorial

Vice-President Saulos Chilima joined thousands of St Patrick’s Catholic parishoners  in Lilongwe to pray at the traditional Way of the Cross Good Friday procession.

Chilima joined fellow christians in the Way of the Cross

Chilima joined fellow christians in the Way of the Cross

Chilima joined fellow christians in the Way of the Cross

Chilima and his wife laying the wreaths

Chilima, wearing black shirt and trousers, joined a procession from St. Ignatius Parish in Area 30, Malawi Police Headquarters through the Police Quarters, Area 18 suburb to St Patrick’s Parish.

He took part in carrying  a tall, cross together with faithful who took turns and meditations were recited to encourage reflection on Jesus’ suffering and crucifixion.

A devout Catholic and church going, Chilima, who was the event’s master of ceremonies, guided fellow Christians before taking his turn to carry the cross from station 11 to the last one.

Among high-profile officials who attended the procession in Lilongwe, which was led by St Patricks Parish priest Maxwell Kubalasa, were Inspector General of Police Lexten Kachama and chief director in the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disabilities and Social Welfare Mary Shawa.

In Blantyre, Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa of the Roman Catholic Church called on Malawians to unite as a Godfearing nation.

Msusa led Christians in observing the event that had 14 stations from Chichiri Primary School to Limbe Cathedral where they laid wreaths at a place that symbolises the biblical Golgotha.

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2 thoughts on “Malawi VP Chilima marks Christ’s Way of the Cross: Pictorial”

  1. Mr. Robert Mugabe is devout Catholic too! He might not have carried the cross bcz of its weight! I m sure he asked Chilima to carry it for him!

  2. Cry says:

    There is something about this young Man that make me and all my fellow Malawians like him. I think he will be the next head of state come what may.

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