Problems continue in Zimbabwe

Charlie Boyd of Christian Today is reporting:

image The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have condemned fresh police intimidation against members of the Anglican Church in Zimbabwe in the last week. Churchgoers, including clergy and local bishops, were barred from entering their churches on Christmas Day by police, who also threatened them with arrest and violence. Dr Rowan Williams and Dr John Sentamu hit out at the intimidation, saying that the church was the only lifeline for people “ground down by unceasing unemployment and lack of basic services”. “We condemn unequivocally any move to deny people their basic right to worship. To prevent people from worshipping in their churches on Christmas Day – unable to receive the church’s message of hope – is a further blow to civil liberties in Zimbabwe,” they said. “Such unprovoked intimidation of worshippers by the police is completely unacceptable and indicative of the continued and persistent oppression by state instruments of those perceived to be in opposition.”

Source for this posting is ZWNEWS.com – linking the world to Zimbabwe

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One Response to Problems continue in Zimbabwe

  1. Peter Carey+ says:

    Thank you for posting this article!

    Peter Carey+

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