The email below comes from Marondera (75 km east of Harare). On Saturday 5 January Bp Bakare held a meeting in the morning with ‘his’ priests (about 35) and in the afternoon some 120 churchwardens and some clergy had the third in a series of meetings to update people on events in the Diocese.
Sent: 05 January 2008 23:52
Subject: Anglican church
Dear friends and family in Christ.
I spent all Saturday at meetings with the new Bishop, Sebastian Bakare, starting with a lovely communion service at St Michael’s Church Mbare, and found him a gracious and caring man, now well into his seventies, at least. A sound theologian and ready to accept ‘back into the CPCA’ those priests who had followed the rogue ex-Bish, Dr. Norbert Kunonga, the ZANU(PF) supporter, some of whose priests have been engaged in touring Harare beating up people and priests who wanted to ‘return’ to the CPCA. (more…)