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Malawi Catholic Church Allows Gambling in Church

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The Catholic Church in Malawi has completed its second annual plenary meeting which was held in Lilongwe. The four-day Conference resolved that the Catholic Church should remain vigilant and non-partisan.

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The Conference also resolved to continue offering guidance on moral issues in what was a reference to the current debate on homosexuality.

All the Catholic Bishops in Malawi and the Vatican Chargé d’Affaires for Malawi, Very Reverend Monsignor Hubertus Van Megen attended the conference

The Catholic Church in Malawi also agreed that its members are free to take part in lotteries but that no church structures should be used.

The Statement, signed by Episcopal Conference of Malawi Secretary General Fr. George Buleya, says many of its memebrs have been seeking its guidance on the lottery issues in Malawi

The Conference resolved that Catholics are free to participate in lotteries provided their decisions do not adversely affect other crucial responsibilities.

Lately Malawi has witnessed a proliferation of lotteries run by either religious or secular institutions.

Some of these organisations promise lottery winners either cash or trips to distant places including holy one like Jerusalem. One of the lottery games is actually called Jerusalem.

It is worth noting that not all catholics agree with the results of the conference, others say the bible is clear on this, lottery which is a form of gambling should not be allowed in church.

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