Pope Francis has prayed that all the Zambian people will continue to pursue the common good for a more peaceful and just society.
Pope Francis, the leader of the world-wide Catholic Communion has commended Zambia to the providence of the Almighty God and prayed that all Zambians may enjoy peace and prosperity.
The Pope said this in a message of congratulations to His Excellency Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu President of the Republic of Zambia on the occasion marking Zambia’s 52nd independence anniversary.
“I extend cordial greetings to Your Excellency and your fellow citizens on the happy occasion of Zambia’s National Day. In praying that all in the nation will continue to pursue the common good for a peaceful and just society, l willingly invoke upon you the blessings of the Almighty God,” the Pope said in a letter to the President.
In another Independence Day anniversary message, to President Lungu, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma, extended fraternal greetings and hearty congratulations to the Zambian people.
President Zuma reaffirmed South Africa’s desire to strengthen the excellent bonds of friendship that exist between Zambia and that country.
“As you celebrate the auspicious occasion of the National Independence Day of the Republic of Zambia on 24th October 2016, the Government and the people of the Republic of South Africa join me in conveying to Your Excellency, the Government and the people of the Republic of Zambia our congratulations.
Issued by: AMOS CHANDA SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT (PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS)
25th October, 2016