Abortion flap divides Zambian diocese: The Church of England Newspaper, January 20, 2013 p 7. January 24, 2013Posted by geoconger in Church of England Newspaper, Church of the Province of Central Africa.
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The clergy and cathedral chapter of the Cathedral of the Holy Nativity in Ndola, have locked out Bishop Derek Kamukwamba of Central Zambia, accusing their bishop of misconduct.
Shortly before Christmas, the bishop found the door to his office at the Cathedral locked. He was handed a copy of a letter written by the chapter to Archbishop Albert Chama of Central Africa calling for his resignation. The letter accused the bishop of having unlawfully ordained his nephew to the diaconate over the objections of the congregation who had reservations about his fitness.
They accused the nephew, the Rev. Stubbs Kamukwamba, of having got with child an underage member of the cathedral youth group and then helping the mother procure an abortion. The objections were brought to Bishop Kamukwamba, but were ignored the chapter said.
The bishop has declined to comment on the allegations as the charges are under review by the province.