Apostolic Administrator for Mpika Diocese Archbishop Ignatius Chama says the church’s stand on gay marriages remains unchanged.
“The Catholic Church will never support the marriage of people of the same sex because doing so is going against the teachings of the bible” He said.
He said this at Katibunga Parish in Mpika diocese Saturday 22nd August, 2015 during the ordination of brother Deogratius Mbita Sikwazwe into the priesthood.
Archbishop Chama who is also Archbishop of Kasama Diocese further called on the Christian community in the area to support the newly ordained priest and help him to grow in his faith.
And speaking during a luncheon hosted in honour of the newly ordained priest, Muchinga province (where Mpika diocese falls) Minister Mwimba Malama pledged his government’s continued working with the church as partners in development.
Mr. Malama who acknowledged the Catholic Church’s run hospitals, orphanages, colleges and universities, appealed to other churches to emulate the it by partnering with the Government in offering services to the public.