— Catholic Church condemns homosexuality

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Catholic Church condemns homosexuality

Lusaka, July 28th, 2014, ZANIS– The Catholic bishops have strongly condemned same sex marriages and other unions that go against human nature and natural law.

The Bishops in the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) have since affirmed the institution of marriage as an indissoluble union of love between a man and a woman

AMECEA Chairman Rev. Berhaneyesus Souraphiel says marriage between man and woman is the only institution which is open to procreation and denounced any attempt to redefine marriage.

Rev. Souraphiel explained that Family life must be respected, promoted and protected so that it can provide men and women an opportunity to weave a social fabric of peace and harmony.

ZANIS reports that this is contained in a communiqué issued at the end of 18th AMECEA Plenary Assembly held in Lilongwe from the 16 to 26th July, 2014.

AMECEA consists of eight countries namely Malawi, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania, Eritrea, Zambia, Uganda and Ethiopia.

And the Catholic Bishops have expressed sadness at the on-going conflicts in Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia.

Rev. Souraphiel said the bishops have deplored the suffering of the people in the named countries and other parts of the world.

He has since appealed to governments in the region to work hard and address the root causes of these problems to ensure protection of the lives of people and their properties.

The Reverend has further appealed for concerted regional and global efforts towards solving these problems being faced in the named countries.