Malawi’s Roman Catholic Bishop of Dedza Diocese has warned Christians from the church against seducing priests in the country.
Bishop Emmanuel Kanyama of Dedza diocese disclosed that some priests are being tempted by their own Christians to have sex with them against the vow of celibacy the priests make when they are ordained.
Speaking at the ordination ceremony of priests and deacons at Mtendere Parish on Saturday, Bishop Kanyama urged Christians to be “praying” for the priests and not seducing them.
“Pali akhristu ena amene pofuna kukola wansembe amanena kuti, ife tikudziwa kuti ndinu anthu ngati ife tomwe mumazisowa zimenezi (There are some Christians who try to tempt priests by saying priests are also humans and they crave for sex),” said Kanyama.
He also advised priests to restrain from giving in to various temptations with the excuse that “they are humans hence they are subjected to sexual feelings”.
Vice President Saulos Chilima who was present at the ceremony commended Mtendere parish for building a new church with locally sourced funds arguing the move has portrayed the spirit of self-reliance.