Bishop Durffy, others to be reported to Pope

The Forum for Political Parties (FPP) says it will next week petition the Pope over the continued involvement of some Bishops in partisan and politics.

Forum Chief Spokesperson, Charles Kafumbo, said FPP will present the petition to the Pope Benedict the XVI (sixteenth) through his representative in Zambia.

He said FPP has decided to seek the Pope’s intervention in order to restrain some Bishops from participating in active politics.

Mr. Kafumbo disclosed this in a statement released to ZANIS in Lusaka today.

He has meanwhile challenged the Bishops to come out in the open and announce the name of their political party or completely stop their involvement in politics.

Mr. Kafumbo said Bishop Duffy’ s attacks on government have openly shown that the Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC) is compromised and actively participating in politics describing the situation a shame.

He has since advised the church to stop making statements that incite people to rise against the government because this can be a receipt for chaos in the country.

He said the church is divine and should help in uniting the country and not be seen to be agitating for any form of division and chaos which undermines the country’s security.

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