The Local Ordinary of Mansa Diocese says that through joint efforts, the negative trend of Mother Earth can be reversed to her “original beauty and splendor as the haven of peace and tranquility for humanity.”
“Pope Francis reminds us that as stewards of God's creation, we are called to make the earth a beautiful garden for the human family,” he says, and adds, “When we destroy our forests, ravage our soil and pollute our water bodies, we betray that noble calling.”
In his November 27 statement, Bishop Chisanga also reflects on the Ecclesiastical Year he declared that will run till the next solemnity of Christ the King on 26 November 2023, and urges the people of God under his pastoral care to organize study sessions about the Gospel of St. Matthew for spiritual benefits.
“In order to draw the full spiritual benefits of this first Book of the New Testament during the course of this liturgical year, I encourage Small Christian Communities, Lay Movements and families to organize study sessions about this Book,” he explains.
He adds, “Let individuals take the initiative to do personal research on the Gospel of Matthew. The Pastoral Office, through the Biblical Coordinator, has been asked to facilitate the preparation of study and reflection materials as well as programs for presentation on our radio station.”
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The Zambian Catholic Church leader says that the Liturgical Season of Advent, which serves as the point of entry into the new Ecclesiastical Year, “offers us an opportunity to embark on a new spiritual journey with renewed hope in the Lord who came in the fullness of time, who comes in our everyday experiences and who will come again in glory at the end of time.”
“May God grant everyone a fruitful Advent Season and a Liturgical Year of growth in faith, hope and love of God, other people as well as the entire creation,” Bishop Chisanga says in his November 27 statement.
Silas Mwale Isenjia is a Kenyan journalist with a great zeal and interest for Catholic Church related communication. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics, Media and Communication from Moi University in Kenya. Silas has vast experience in the Media production industry. He currently works as a Journalist for ACI Africa.