Priest begs from Mutharika, Malawi leader says Catholic Church ungrateful

President Peter Mutharika has agreed to help in cash and kind to a request from Chingazi Catholic Parish in Thyolo District  but said the church should be grateful of the help he offers to the church.

Mutharika donated K1 million to the parish

Late Bingu wa Mutharika’s son, Madalitso Mutharika at the memorial

“As government, we do all we can to help the church but when we do so, you turn down the help and start castigating us,” said Mutharika.

This was after Reverend Father Daminsio Ngoma, during special prayers for the memorial of late president Bingu Wa Mutharika, asked for 118 iron sheets for Nawita and K1m for purchase of land for Mlevisa churches of the Catholic.

“Probably some of you feel threatened that we would take powers from you,” he said.

He then directed his aide to contact the church and help it accordingly.

Mutharika also donated K1 million to the parish.

At the memorial service, Mutharika blamed jealousy as one of the enemies of the country.

In attendance at the Thyolo memorial service were two of the late Bingu’s three children—Tapiwa and Madalitso, Cabinet ministers, Chief Secretary to the Government Lloyd Muhara, other senior government officials and senior members of DPP.

In his homily, Ngoma described the late Bingu as a visionary leader who people should strive to emulate.

Bingu died on April 5 2012 after suffering from a cardiac arrest.

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Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

Lest we FORGET it’s the Catholic church that had set the ball rolling and fueled the wheels of MULTI-PARTY movement in Malawi. And they did it right here in Malawi NOT hiding elsewhere in the comfort of the whiteman’s land.
Ndiye tikakhuta nsima, abale tiyeni tinziyamika mulungu osayamba kugeya mwano. If anything timangowapaka chabe mafuta pa kamwa titaomola moipa.
Look what’s K1 million compared to K40 million intended to be given to an MP for merely supporting government side shoot down the 50+1 electoral bill?
Who is supposed to be APPRECIATIVE?

Ine
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Ine

Nanga bwanji madalitso wavala chi suit chachikulu? David Bisnowarty akuchitabe yake ija eti. Thank you

Ken
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Ken

Like Father Like Son

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

Mr President please know that any donation or assistance to the church shouldn’t come with conditions. The church should feel free to offer advice to you if you desperately need it; this may mean being criticised. Take it on the chin and change your ways. The church always means well.

Mphwache
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Mphwache

(1) So its true that your unwanted assistance was turned down by Providence Secondary School.
(2) The Priest in question is Zambian (nationality) and not too aware of the politics in Malawi. Hence, his request for roofing for a church in his Parish ( this church is just behind Ndata Farm, talk of good corporate responsibility).

My feeling is thta this gift should also be turned down, more especially after the words coming from the President’s mouth.

BANDA
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BANDA

The Catholic church is a complete disgrace these days. It’s leaders are politicallly biased and speak as if they are not religious people. That’s why they make statements without thinking such publicly turning down a donation. The church is losing respect.

James
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James

The Catholic is a complete disgrace? Banda, reason before writing anything.

Land ako
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Land ako

The Catholic Church is indeed a disgrace these days.thy are all opportunists

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One of the weaknesses in human nature, is lack of appreciation. The very person whom you come into his rescue,is the one who speaks volume bad about yourself. Let’s accept and understand that -that’s human nature.Jesus Christ healed the blind but He never appreciated. If the Catholic castigate you, they cannot be spared as being human beings who as well luck appreciation. Mr president you have not helped an individual but you have done it to everyone under that Parish.

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