Malawi President Peter Mutharika today called upon Christians in the country to remain united despite some differences in faith and beliefs.
“I am so happy today to see the unity that exists between various churches in Malawi. Today we have walked together on this Way of the Cross as if we were from the same family, this is what my Government encourages,” said Mutharika.
“Our difference in faith and beliefs should not divide us, but rather bring us together as we have done today as it is said that there is power in unity,” he added.
Thousands of Christians in the Malawian capital, Lilongwe, from the Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran Churches on Friday joined hands in observing Good Friday which symbolises the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ.
President Mutharika urged Malawians to love one another as it is one on God’s commandments.
“Lenten season is a time to Christians as it gives us time to reflect on our lives by looking at the Cross where our salvation comes from. It also gives us time to reflect on our lives and encourages us to do charity work.
“Let me take this opportunity to appeal to you all to continue doing the charity work that you started as the season demands us as Christians to, for many people today are in various problems,” the Malawi leader appealed.
Speaking earlier Bishop Joseph Bvumbwe of Anglican Church hailed Mutharika for honoring their request to join Christians in the country in observing Good Friday at Don Bosco Parish.
“For the past years, it has been our dream to have a Head of State among us, this dream has come to pass today with your presence your Excellency, we are so thankful for this honor, “said Bishop Bvumbwe.
The Way of the Cross procession started from Utatu Oyera Catholic in Chilinde to Don Bosco Catholic Church.
President Mutharika during the procession helped in carrying the Cross.
The Way of the Cross symbolises the suffering that Jesus Christ went through as he was taken to be crucified.
The Catholics observe 14 stations of suffering during the procession.