President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera has expressed gratitude to the Roman Catholic Church for its unfaltering efforts in offering counsel to government.
President Chakwera was speaking on Saturday in Zomba at the consecration of Bishop Alfred Chaima as the new bishop of Zomba Diocese.
The Malawi leader said he finds it important to receive advice from the Bishops because they love this country besides the fact that their voice being the voice of God, and that the Bishops speak the truth for the good of the country.
“Today, I want all Malawians to know that I consider it altogether proper for me to receive regular counsel from the Bishops at least for three reasons,” said President Chakwera.
This is not the first time that President Chakwera has spoken with humility for one of the largest and influential religious groupings in the country.
Last week, President Chakwera said he respects the Episcopal for their courage to speak the truth to power even if it means speaking something which is in bad taste to those in power.
In 2021, a week after the Episcopal issued the Pastoral Letter, President Chakwera went and congregate at one of the catholic churches in Lilongwe where he encouraged the Bishops to continue advising governmemt saying that he as the President is not beyond reproach.
This is a departure to what used to happen with the leadership of this country in the past when Heads of State were in conflict with the Catholic Bishops for not wanting to hear the truth.