Matero Catholic parish priest condemned

Matero Catholic parish priest condemned

OPEN LETTER TO ZAMBIA CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS: CALL FOR THE CENSURE OF FATHER LUPUPA OF MATERO PARISH.
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Dear our revered Bishops,

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on the utterances of Father Lupupa of the Matero Parish. Regrettable words were uttered during the delivery of his sermon in the pulpit.

On the fateful day, Father Lupupa is recorded on video talking about elections in Zambia and the manner in which leaders, such as the late Michael Sata (may his soul rest in peace), became president.

He further went on to say, some leaders are not ready to be president due to their conduct. He then uttered the regrettable words in Bemba saying “..chawama twachita rig.” Translated as “it’s better we rig.”

As much as we would not want to delve into religious interpretations and his understanding of how people become presidents, it is however clearly noticeable, that he is suggesting that we better rig, in order to avoid certain people from being president.

His suggestion is not only unconstitutional but criminal and punishable according to the electoral Act PART IV CORRUPT AND ILLEGAL PRACTICES AND ELECTION OFFENCESPART IV. The will of the people is a standard respected all over the world. Even in the recent American elections, the world saw that the will of the people was upheld and respected, despite the wishes of the incumbent to overturn the election.

We therefore call upon our esteemed Conference of Catholic Bishops, to investigate this matter and give guidance accordingly, on this video that has been widely shared among the Zambian populace. As we know very well that, Zambia goes to the polls this August and national unity and peace should be promoted in parishes, instead of the inflammatory, divisive and criminal language that has been witnessed with Father Lupupa.

The Catholic church in Zambia has been a beacon of national guidance and has played a pivotal role, in ensuring peaceful transition of power in our young democracy. Such service to the nation is deeply appreciated and is indeed in line with Christian virtues.

We are reminded sadly of the genocide in Rwanda, where callous words and actions were carried out by some priests and they were eventually prosecuted on crimes against humanity.

We trust that acts and utterances that promote genocide, would not be allowed on Zambian soil, with your valued guidance.

Your humble servant,

Kasololo Chisenga.

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    not even fit to belong to the Jesuits if at all he belong to the so called father lupupa worse than the devil

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    Concerns 6 days ago

    It is very disappointing that a catholic priest said such decisive remarks. I am very disappointed in him ,I used to listen to most of his sermons and he was truly ordained by God but has he been ordained by other spirits of late.The catholic church and doctrine does not support partisan and does not belong to any political party but the Lords who is the prince of Peace.He has spoken against his own Lord who sees what is done in secret and has openly exposed his ambitions .May God grant the father peace in his heart as his true nature has been revealed to us all.

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    Lawrence 7 days ago

    Lupupa does not deserve to be a teacher. He is a moron pseudo priest, pseudo teacher and pseudo Zambian. He deserves condemnation by all and sundry

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    Brian 1 week ago

    Awe sure, Lupupa

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    Brian 1 week ago

    Well spoken Honourable Kasololo, this man is actually a fool for a priest. What kind of a father and priest is this Lupupa guy Kanshi? Why do we have idiots like these in Zambia mwe bantu? Why is is speaking like a drunk and a mad cow? These are useless people that should not be given any platform to speak. He us very useless indeed.

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    dan ngoma 1 week ago

    Truth pains father right that massage is for everyone reflect on

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    THE WATCHMAN 1 week ago

    This man Lupupa so called father…is a complete disgrace to all well meaning citizens of this motherland, Zambia. If it were by my rules, he would have been visited by police by now……

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    Fr Lastone Lupupa ought to be withdrawn from his teaching position at a Catholic secondary school in Ibex Hill. Can u imagine a teacher like that instructing young minds? They will come out that school with a distorted view of the country.

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    Tony 1 week ago

    Firstly people Fr Lupupa is not at Matero Parish as the Parish is no longer being run by Jesuits. He is now doing some teaching at a School in Ibex Hill somewhere near the American Embassy while his Parish maybe St Ignatius. I find the message he preached very disturbing and being Catholic I am a very disappointed person. I am hopeful the Church will deal with this bad situation urgently. We should not at be preachers of criminality and I hope the relevant authorities can have a chat with him.

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    Fr Lastone Lupupa spoke for himself. When did he gather all the Bembas to agree on what to say during the sermon?

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    amazed 1 week ago

    Buck teeth. trouble with Bemba’s???? Already a problem there is. you can not tie all Bembas an individual’s opinion

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    Buck Teeth Lungu 1 week ago

    The trouble with Bembas is that it does not matter how well educated they are or how serious the jobs they are in, their culture of theiving, corruption and tribalism can never be far behind. It is genetic. They cannot avoid being themselves. This Lupupa is a paid PF cadre and a tribalist. Like Frank Bwalya, he probably has a secret family somewhere and looking to exit the priesthood which he merely joined for a livelihood and not faith.

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      Tony 1 week ago

      Mr Buck Teeth Lungu I really find your comments targeting Bembas very disturbing, I am a Bemba person myself and I have a lot of Friends from a cross section of society ranging from Lozis,Lundas,Luvales,Tongas,Ngonis etc,some are actually my workmates and they are wonderful people. And if you are going to have this attitude then I don’t see any difference between yourself and Fr Lupupa. Stop insulting the intelligence of the people who love to live in harmony but just come to know they are from different tribes when it comes to politics. I urge you to travel around this wonderful country and see how our cultures are all similar. In our language they say “Umwana ashenda,atasha nyina ukunaya” literally translated as “A person who does not take time to travel around, always thinks his mother is the best cook”! We are all Zambians and we are all equal.

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        Matt 7 days ago

        Well said Tony. We need more Zambians like you. Indeed we are all Zambians and are we are all equal.