Delivering a homily on faith with reference to the gospel reading of 9th July,2018, (Matthew 9:21-26), ZCCB President, Rt. Rev. George Lungu said the country should touch the cloak of Jesus with faith in order to be healed from many ‘hemorrhages’ it is facing.
He described corruption as a virus and haemorrhage which Zambia is faced with.
“As a member of the Conference, ZCCB, I am equally challenged by the faith of the people, in this great nation of Zambia especially through this deadly virus called corruption. [Corruption is] a virus that sucks life out of our potential and very capable doctors, lawyers, engineers, scientists, pilots and name them all. It sucks the life out of the innocent citizens,” he said.
The ZCCB President further observed that because of such developments the country continues to have patients dying at the hands of such doctors; building collapsing because of such engineers; money lost at the hands of such economists and accountants. Humanity dies at the hands of such religious scholars and justice being lost at the hands of such judges.
He added that elections are also lost at the hands of such Election Commissioners while human rights are lost and disregarded.
Bishop Lungu has further noted that those that enter college because of corruption do not deserve it adding that even those that get distinctions are illiterates while the geniuses remain on the streets.
Bishop Lungu said this in his homily when he celebrated Mass for Catholic Bishops in Zambia and the Catholic Secretariat staff in Lusaka on 9th July, 2018.