Bishop Chad Gandiya of Zimbabwe will be in St George’s Church, High Street, Belfast on October 22 as part of his visit to USPG Ireland.
The Bishop will preside at a 12noon Eucharist followed by lunch at 1pm. At 2pm Bishop Chad will give a talk about the severe repression that Anglican Christians in his diocese and throughout Zimbabwe are experiencing now at the hands of the Mugabe regime.
It is alleged that churches, schools and charitable institutions run by the Anglican Church have been attacked, seized and forcibly closed, that priests, teachers, care staff and church workers have been threatened, intimidated and physically attacked, and ordinary Christians have been beaten up and prevented from attending worship.
The Bishop and his family were recently the victims of a vicious robbery at his home. All this is detailed in the dossier presented last week by Archbishop Rowan Williams to President Mugabe
Come and hear from a courageous Christian leader who has stood firm as a Bishop and pastor to his flock and been an inspiration to his priests and people in their hour of trial.