Catholic Archbishop Criticizes Priests

MONROVIA, Montserrado – The Catholic Archbishop, Lewis Jerome Zeigler, has called on catholic priests in Liberia to desist from acts that tend to distract them from performing their religious duties.

He was speaking at the celebration of the Chrism mass, which takes place in the morning of Holy Thursday.

He said that most priests are chasing material wealth that will keep them more involved with the world than the church.

“It is my appeal to all of you my fellow priests to serve and not to chase things of the world like the iPhones, iPads and whatever,” he said.

Ziegler told the priests leave these things if they cannot afford them.

The Catholic bishop indicated that priests are called to serve the church and as such they must be committed to religious performance that will serve as examples for people to follow.

He also pointed out that the dress code of some priests does not represent what they are called to do.

“I know that the usual dress code for all priests is the what we are wearing now but nowadays all of you are dressing in the way that do not represent you as priests”, he said.

Additionally, Zeigler called on Catholics to pray for their priests whenever they do wrong.

“Your prayers will help to strengthen and put them on the right path,” he said.

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Zoquay Beysolow

Zoquay is a Bush Chicken Journalism Fellow. She is a young reporter who is also a student at the University of Liberia. She currently serves as a newscaster at the radio service of the Catholic Media Center, Radio VERITAS FM 97.8.

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