Anglicans seek divine intervention in Zim

2012-01-04 12:01

Cape Town - The Anglican church is hoping for Christ to break the power of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and bring freedom to the country, Cape Town Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba said on Wednesday.

Makgoba said in a statement he "deplored" the "shocking action" of the Zimbabwean police on Tuesday in preventing the clergy of the Diocese of Harare from holding their annual prayer retreat at Peterhouse School.

"I call on President Mugabe to ensure that the religious freedom of all Zimbabweans, and especially persecuted Anglicans, is respected, and to instruct the police to allow the churches freedom of assembly and worship."

Makgoba said the clergy's Bishop Chad Gandiya shared "in the sufferings of Christ".

"May they gain strength from the experience and never give in to a cynical and sinister government," he said.

"The forthcoming season of Epiphany speaks of our hope that the incarnate Christ breaks all boundaries, and that He will ultimately break the power of President Mugabe and those of his supporters who carry out these deeds, and bring freedom to Zimbabwe."

Makgoba called on friends and partners in the Anglican communion to ask their governments to put pressure on Zimbabwe to end the persecution.

  • Lionel - 2012-01-04 12:52

    This is a shining example of how religion can make one delusional.

  • John - 2012-01-04 13:04

    "Anglicans seek divine intervention in Zim" There's only one kind of intervention that will work with that mother fuc$er, it comes in the form of a tiny chunk of lead from a bullet in a gun.

  • tbomelamsomi - 2012-01-04 13:06

    You can not pray him away.

  • laven.subramoney - 2012-01-04 13:46

    Robert Mugabe is a Freemason. the Anglican @ Catholic church are one and the same. The Freemasons and Jesuits are working together to achieve their goals in africa and the rest of the world so what you see happening in Zim and the arab uprising is all pre-orchestrated. For the new world order to come about all these things must happen....out of chaos they for order. people need to wake up and seek the holy spirit and stop been decieved.

      Jeffrey - 2012-01-04 15:10

      You're in serious need of therapy fella, your synapses are in a real mess up there in what passes for your brain.

      Gerhard - 2012-01-04 19:38

      Are you for real? Is this the best you can produce? Never before have I read a weaker statement than that.

      Marc - 2012-01-05 08:44

      The Vrymuishonde!! That's absurd. Those are the good guys!!

  • acsteyn - 2012-01-04 13:46

    Amen. Cape Town Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba. Now can you please also tell Zuma to stop supporting the oxygenarian, just because he was a struggle hero. Seems the only struggle he has these days is keeping his wife in tow. Perhaps you could offer them some marriage counciling?

  • Wayne - 2012-01-04 15:59

    Ironically, your Christ wanted nothing to do with political affairs on the earth, read the book.

      emile.eley - 2012-01-04 16:22

      Not so. In fact, in His own words he was a revolutionary. Re-read please.

      Gerhard - 2012-01-04 19:40

      Jesus did not write the NT

  • James - 2012-01-04 17:14

    Only if your god is an ak

  • keith.staniford - 2012-01-04 22:01

    Oh what a surprise to fine Atheitis and Balstrome commenting on this article with their normal Puerile garbage. Do you two really EAT with those mouths of yours?

  • Marc - 2012-01-05 08:19

    I believe that the divine intervention should take the form of fifty to sixty well directed Maverick smart bombs, ensuring the elimination of Mugabe and his entire mob of communist sycophants. Preserve those glorious colonial buildings at all costs though.

  • teboh.rapheal - 2012-12-17 18:25

    with the crimes commited by this aryan churches worldwide.only one thing await them.complete extinction from the earths sufface.

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