Lusaka, 13 February, 2021 / 12:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Christian leaders in Zambia are expected to hold a virtual ecumenical prayer service on Sunday, February 14 aimed at offering prayer “against the Coronavirus.”
In their Thursday, February 11 statement, the Christian leaders say that prayer session will be organized from the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka by members of the “Three Church Mother Bodies”, which include the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB), Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ), and the Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ).
“The purpose of this Church Service whose theme is ‘In God We Put Our Trust’ will be to pray against the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) which has continued to threaten the world and claimed millions of lives world over,” the Christian leaders say in their message signed by CCZ General Secretary, Fr. Emmanuel Chikoya.
“It is our belief as three Church Mother Bodies that God is the only answer to the continued and even much deadly second wave of the Coronavirus Disease,” they add in the two-page statement obtained by ACI Africa
The landlocked country is among Southern African nations that have recorded a spike in what has been reported as the second wave of COVID-19, reportedly caused by a new strain of the disease. The others include South Africa, Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe.