Apostolic Nuncio to Zambia and Malawi Most Rev. Julio Murat has challenged the faithful to be today’s missionaries.
In his homily during the Holy Mass held for Catholic Bishops of Zambia who are meeting for their third 2017 plenary and Catholic Secretariat staff in Lusaka, Archbishop Julio Murat called on the bishops, priests, religious men and women and the lay faithful to ask themselves what they should do to make Christ present in Zambia today.
“We, who are baptised, must ask ourselves what we should do to make Christ present in Zambia,” he said.
As the Catholic Church concludes the 125 years celebrations of Catholicism in Zambia on 15th July 2017, Archbishop Murat added that the faithful should emulate the first disciples and early missionaries who left everything to follow Christ.
“There is need to leave everything, our preferences and follow Jesus. To preach the good news of Jesus, to preach the beauty of our Catholic faith with courage and firmness and more especially with our lives,” he said.
By Mwenya Mukuka; Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) Communication Office