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Praying for peace in Zimbabwe

Abp Justin Welby

Archbishop Justin Welby

16 November 2017 4:50PM

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, reflects on current events in Zimbabwe.

In recent days I have been following events in Zimbabwe closely and praying intensely for a peaceful solution to this situation. I am praying for the whole nation of Zimbabwe – its people, its military, its political leaders – that they may find a path forward that leads to the flourishing of this nation and all its people.

To the Church in Zimbabwe: your brothers and sisters around the Anglican Communion stand with you in prayer, solidarity and hope. Your faith, courage and persistence in the face of difficult times has long been an example to the world. May God strengthen, protect and guide you as you seek to bear witness to the love of Christ at this deeply challenging time.

The Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations have called for prayer for the nation, for calm and peace, and for respect of human dignity. To Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, I pray that these calls are heard in the coming days, weeks and months.