Zimbabwean church leaders urged on Sunday worshipers to pray for peace after disputed elections gave longtime President Robert Mugabe a landslide victory in the presidential and parliamentary vote.
The Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe asked its followers on Sunday to wait for “dialogue to resolve outstanding issues with self-control and tolerance.”
In pastoral messages given by priests, Roman Catholic churches, whose monitors criticised Wednesday’s voting for widespread irregularities, called on Catholics not to be “consumed by bitterness that leads to violence.”
“Peace in your heart brings calm. Trust and have faith,” said Father Charles Kanongwa, a church leader.
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