Vice President Guy Scott was among scores of Livingstone Diocese faithful in witnessing the colourful ordination ceremony for Brother John Mulele to priesthood.
And Livingstone Diocese Bishop Raymond Mpezele has joined President Michael Sata in conveying the message of condolences to the families of 51 passengers who perished along the Lusaka-Kabwe road.
Dr Scott, who presented a refrigerator and beddings as gifts to the newly ordained priest, implored the faithful to assist the newly ordained priest to quickly settle as he embarks on a new mission of spreading the gospel.
The Vice President was speaking at Maria Regina Parish in Livingstone’s Linda Township yesterday.
Dr Scott who was accompanied by his wife, Charlotte, Southern Province Permanent Secretary Dr Chileshe Mulenga said beginning a new life can be tough hence his presentation of gifts to Father Mulele so that he can be assisted as he embarks on a new ministry of spreading the gospel to the people.
Earlier, Livingstone Diocese Bishop Raymond Mpezele implored the families of the 51 passengers that dead in a fatal road traffic accident to seek solace and comfort in God.
In his ordination homily, Bishop Mpezele said God is faithful and has not abandoned the families of the deceased alone hence they should find solace in him.
The prelate advised the newly ordained priest to avoid socialising too much at the expense of preaching the gospel to the faithful.
He observed that socialising too much would render him irrelevant to the spiritual needs of the faithful and other expects of life.
Aspiring Livingstone Central PF candidate, Lawrence Evans also attended the ordination ceremony of Father John Mulele.