Bishop Montfort Stima of Mangochi Diocese of the Catholic Church says Christian family life is being threatened by three elements of homosexuality, abortion and polygamy.
He said this in Mangochi on Sunday in his homily during mass of the feast of Holy Family of Joseph, Mary and Jesus Christ which also marked the end of a two-day spiritual retreat of the Christian Family Movement.
Stima said the three factors are responsible for most of the challenges Christian families face and there was need to stand guard against the vices to protect the family unit.
“The promotion of same sex marriages, abortion which is being championed through the slogan of children by choice not by chance and polygamy are factors that contribute to problems in most families,” he said.
Stima called on the faithful to speak out against whatever is contrary to Christian teachings and values.
The bishop further said Christianity does not allow polygamy because God created one man and one woman to become one flesh.
He encouraged Catholic followers to pray for families which have broken up due to cessation of love, saying children growing up in such environment become despondent. n