Lilongwe, 19 September, 2022 / 9:25 pm (ACI Africa).
The Local Ordinary of Lilongwe Archdiocese in Malawi has urged Catholics to defend their Christian faith and correct misconceptions about truths of faith by applying Church teachings.
In his homily during the opening of a new Parish in his Metropolitan See on September 17, Archbishop George Desmond Tambala said, “The Catholic Church has come under attack from non-Catholics with the advent of social media … the faithful must stand up in defense and correct dogma misconceptions in the public domain.”
“Social media is a tool that enemies of the Church are using to attack us with deliberate misrepresentation of reality,” Archbishop Tambala has been quoted as saying in a Facebook report published September 17.
He added during the opening of St. Anthony of Padua Area 25 Parish, “I expect Catholics to defend their faith using the teachings of the Church.”
“Non-Catholics, for example, assert that Catholics worship Mary, the mother of Christ,” Archbishop Tambala said, and added, “Disappointingly, some Catholics can't set the record straight. They almost agree with such non-truths.”