It’s not a sin to marry – Bwalya

FRANK Bwalya says it is not a sin to marry.

And Bwalya says he has left active priesthood to pursue politics.

Meanwhile Bwalya says he can only drop the title of ‘Father’ if he is asked to do so by his Bishop.

Commenting on Mansa Diocese Vicar General Fr Mambwe Mpasa’s statement that Bwalya was no longer a priest because he could not be a priest and president of a political party at the same time, Bwalya said his decision to become active in politics was not in conflict with any Canon law of the Catholic Church.

And Bwalya said the issue of marrying was not on his mind but that it was not a sin to marry.

“There are many priests who left and married. As long as I am a priest I will not marry and I am a priest. I urge Fr Mpasa to continue being critical even on what I do. I welcome his comments because it is part of the democracy we have embraced as a country,” he said.

Bwalya said there was no Canon that barred him from engaging in politicswhile he remained a priest.