Blantyre, 06 August, 2022 / 6:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic lawmakers in Malawi have been urged to facilitate the realization of an appropriate legal framework for the conservation of the environment in the Southern African nation.
In a Thursday, August 4 report following Holy Mass with Catholic lawmakers in the country, the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) Parliamentary Liaison Officer, Fr. Henry Chinkanda, is said to have emphasized the need for Members of Parliament (MPs) to take the lead in efforts toward environmental conservation.
"There is need for good legal framework and political will which enhances environmental conservation and proper mechanism to enforce these instruments,” Fr. Chinkanda is quoted as saying, adding, "The Church and the government need to collaborate in the works of environmental conservation."
The Malawian Priest urged Catholic lawmakers to embrace the spirit of the May 2015 Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis on the “care of our common home”, Laudato Si’.
He said, “In the Spirit of Laudato Si’, let us remember that the Church and Government are collaborators in this venture; we all have the responsibility of taking care for God’s people and creation which reminds us of God’s presence."