MALAWI: Be Agents of Change, Bishop Urges Youth

DEDZA NOVEMBER 18, (CISA) – Bishop Peter Musikuwa, of the Catholic Diocese of Chikwawa has challenged young people to be agents of change in the Church and the country at large.

“Let us utilise the strength that we have as young people to contribute positively to our society,” said Bishop Musikuwa who is also the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) Chair for the Pastoral Commission, Vatican Radio reported November 17.

“We should not be the ones causing problems in the country rather we should be agents of change by ensuring that we do the right thing at all times,” he added.

The bishop was speaking during the Holy Mass in celebration of the 60-year Young Christian Workers (YCW) Malawi anniversary, at Mua Catholic Parish in the Diocese of Dedza.

Young Christian Workers (YCW) Malawi is a religious movement within the Catholic Church comprising young Christians from the age of between 15 to 40 years from all the eight dioceses of Malawi.

The movement used the occasion to donate Mattresses to Mua School for the Deaf, which is their mission.

“It is our mission that we assist the school which has been facing a lot of problems especially when it comes to the issue of Mattresses,” YCW Malawi National President, Augustine Mulomole explained.

Bishop Musikuwa praised the movement’s generosity towards children facing various challenges attributing it to the Year of Mercy.

“Such generosity is what is needed from productive young people in Malawi. Being the year of Mercy, it is right and just to share our love with the needy,” he said.

The bishop also made an appeal to young people to refrain from corrupt practises, mismanagement of public resources and perpetration of politically instigated violence. He further called for more stable marriages among the adult youth of Malawi.

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