Government says it is values the contributions that the Catholic Church continues to make in bettering the lives of the people.
Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Joseph Katema said the Catholic Church is an active partner in the provision of education, health and social services to many Zambians across the country.
Dr Katema said the mission schools and hospitals the church runs and the care it gives to vulnerable children and advancement of social justice has helped to foster development in the country.
He was speaking today at St Maurice Catholic Church blousing ceremony of the Catholic Womens’ League (CWL) west deanery of the Lusaka Archdiocese.
The Minister challenged the newly bloused members to do the will of God and lead an exemplary life by living the league’s motto of charity, work and loyalty to make a positive difference in the lives of parishioners at St Maurice Catholic Church.
And speaking at the same occasion, St Maurice Catholic Church Parish Priest Fr. Andrew Mwanshi urged the recently bloused members to hold on to Christ and evangelise the world by their faithfulness to Christ and their deeds.