MALAWI: Church Closed Over Disagreements Between Priests and Faithful


ZOMBA, FEBRUARY 24, 2023 (CISA)-Archbishop Desmond Tambala has indefinitely closed down Namitembo Catholic Church under Namitembo Catholic Parish in the Catholic Diocese Zomba due to disagreements between a section of its faithful and priests over liturgy contributions and its usage.

This has been confirmed in a letter addressed to the congregants and priests seen by CISA and dated February 23, 2023.

In the letter, Archbishop Tambala, the Apostolic Administrator for the diocese said on Wednesday, a group of Christians blocked Ash Wednesday prayer celebrations, which marked the start of the season of lent, hence the decision.

The archbishop said the acts by the members of the church is against the laws of the Catholic Church and dissolved all leadership positions at the church with immediate effect.