Mansa Diocesan Bishop, Rt. Rev. Patrick Chisanga has urged politicians not to use liturgical celebrations as moments to give donations aimed at enticing priests to support them as they do their campaigns. Bishop Chisanga said this during Chrism Mass held in the Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary today, 23rd March 2021. Bishop Chisanga also urged priests not to be involved into partisan politics as they are to be a father to all people despite belonging to different political parties.
The Bishop has since commended priests in Mansa Diocese for their dedication to duty and for the sacrifices they make even during the Covid-19 pandemic. He described priests as frontline workers who put in their best to serve the people of God in every situation.
The Mass was attended by Parish Priests from various parishes across the diocese, priests resident in Mansa, Religious and the Lay Faithful around Mansa.