Lilongwe, 29 August, 2022 / 3:15 pm (ACI Africa).
The reality of a Catholic Parish goes beyond the various structures and institutions to include the communion of the people of God and their relationship with the person of Jesus Christ, the Local Ordinary of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lilongwe in Malawi has said.
In his homily during the opening of a new Parish in his Metropolitan See, Archbishop George Desmond Tambala called for the fostering of faith, love and unity as the foundations of Christian communities.
“A parish is unity; a group of the faithful with Christ as the centre of their life, not church buildings, schools or hospitals. Unity in Christ is what makes a parish,” Archbishop Tambala has been quoted as saying in a Facebook report published August 27.
He added during the opening of St. Francis de Sales-Manyani Parish, “I wish this parish had such strong foundations built on faith, love and unity. And God says if you live in my love, you will obey laws.”
The new Parish, which brings the total number of Parishes in the Malawian Archdiocese to 44 is among five new Parishes that the Archbishop who has been at the helm of the Malawian Metropolitan See since November 2021 has established.