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The President of the Senate has recommended establishing the mode of succession in the governance of churches


Jul 19, 2021

GITEGA July 19th (ABP) – Burundi Senate President Emmanuel Sinzohagera has condemned representatives of religious denominations refusing to prepare their succession as if the church under their responsibility was their private property for having founded it. This argument does not hold true, he explained, arguing that the church belongs to Jesus Christ who paid the price on the cross.

Mr. Sinzohagera delivered that message during an evangelization conference organized from July 15 to 18, 2021 by the Full Evangelist Church of Gitega (central Burundi), for the pastors and faithful of that church, from all over the country. For Mr. Sinzohagera, any pastor of a church who wants to linger in his chair is not worthy of his name because he creates discontent within the church leading to bickering and the dislocation of the church.

                                                                    View of the participants in the evangelization conference

He congratulated the legal representative of the Full Gospel Church, Apostle Charles Nduwumukama, for installing his successor. It shows good leadership in the running of the church, he said, while asking other religious denominations to follow that good example. To achieve this, the President of the Burundian Senate recommended that they draw inspiration from the great biblical figures that marked Christianity, citing among others, Moses, David and Joseph. They have led the people of God to the end of their time, respecting their will, Mr. Sinzohagera added. Those men of God had a deep belief in the Almighty and prayed to Him incessantly for the strength to work to His satisfaction.

In his turn, Apostle Nduwumukama commended the teachings of the President of the Senate and asked the flocks of that church to put them into practice. He took the opportunity to thank the President of the Upper House of Parliament for an aid of 100 bags of cement offered to his church for the construction of a designed temple that will house a lot of people, he said.