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Zim Catholics suffer from donor syndrome

by Staff Reporter
03 Oct 2016 at 09:54hrs | Views
Roman Catholics in Zimbabwe have been accused of suffering from a donor syndrome as they want all projects in the church to be carried out for them by donors.

This was said by Gweru Diocese head, Bishop Xavier Munyongani when he addressed Catholics gathered for the Couples Congress in Masvingo on Saturday. He said many local churches have moved on and gave the example of the Zion Christian Church (ZCC) which built a magnificent Church in Masvingo Rural with virtually no assistance from donors.

ZCC was also building a similar church in Kadoma, added Bishop Munyongani.

"If you tell our Catholics that we want to start a project and we need money, they will politely ask you to look for donors. We must get out of this donor syndrome. We are always looking for donors, when are we going to be donors ourselves?" asked Bishop Munyongani.

He said some Christians were failing to even look after the orphans left behind by their brothers and sisters who passed away.

"We have children of our own blood brothers and sisters who are not going to school because their parents are late. We can't even look after these and we want donors from Europe to come and help us," said Bishop Munyongani.

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Source - Masvingo Mirror