Ndola bishop speaks against trouse-ripping dances in church


Ndola bishop speaks against trouse-ripping dances in church

CATHOLIC Diocese of Ndola Bishop Benjamin Phiri is concerned about the manner some Christians dance during Mass, with a call on regulation and self-control on how they express themselves in church.

Bishop Phiri says singing and dancing in church is not for entertainment purposes, hence should be differentiated from the moves demonstrated in places like bars and nightclubs.

“The dancing part of the church should be regulated. It should constitute worship. The dance and rhythm that we have in a pub should be different from the one that we have in the church, otherwise in the end, the two will become one,” he said.

Speaking during the consecration and dedication of the church building at St Martin Deanery in Kitwe, Bishop Phiri said liturgy (religious ceremony) in church should not be turned into entertainment because it [church] is meant for worship.

He said the dance in church should be respectful as congregants give thanks and glory to God.

“Not kutyoka tyoka maningi [do not gyrate too much] because at the end of the day, someone will start admiring the other and then, they will end up having thoughts which are not of worship, which is not the idea of the Church.

Credit: Zambia Daily Mail


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