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Legitimizing Powers: The Political Role Of The Roman Catholic Church, 1972-1991

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This chapter examines that a history of Zambia's First and Second Republics cannot be deemed to be complete without comprehensive description of religious beliefs and institutions. Studies of the public role of religion in Zambia have largely concentrated on history of Christianity in the Third Republic, when political expressions of religious beliefs became more apparent. But Christianity was firmly embedded in Zambian society at the time of Independence, and its mission-educated leaders fully understood the importance of the consent and blessings of the churches. The chapter studies the role of Roman Catholic Church within the context of Zambian one-party state, with special reference to the activities of its two prominent archbishops, Elias Mutale and Emmanuel Milingo. The internal strife in Roman Catholic Church that followed Milingo's recall to Rome was manipulated by state-owned newspapers, which published series of letters and statements of priests exposing racism within the Church.

Keywords: Emmanuel Milingo; prominent archbishops; Roman Catholic church; Zambian society



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