Archbishop leads Zimbabwe protest

The Archbishop of York is leading a day of fasting and prayer in support of the people of Zimbabwe.

Dr John Sentamu, one of the highest members of the Anglican Church, is calling on people to join him in the action in York Minster. There has been a month of deadlock in Zimbabwe following disputed elections.

In December Dr Sentamu cut up his clerical collar on television and said he would not replace it until President Robert Mugabe was out of office. Dr Sentamu said: “I want as many people as possible to join me at the Minster to pray for the situation in Zimbabwe and light a candle as a public demonstration of support for the people there.

“As a Christian community we must all stand together with our brothers and sisters living under the tyranny of Mugabe and pray that they will find deliverance.”

Once more the Church proved to do a lot of work in Africa against all these caricature dictators, remember South Africa!

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