Rome Newsroom, Aug 20, 2020 / 09:45 am
The Vatican's representative in Zimbabwe met with a senior government official Wednesday amid tensions following a pastoral letter issued by the country's bishops.
Archbishop Paolo Rudelli, the apostolic nuncio to Zimbabwe, spoke to Sibusiso Moyo, Zimbabwe's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aug. 19, days after another government official issued a strongly worded attack on Archbishop Robert Ndlovu of Harare.
Monica Mutsvangwa, the Minister of Information, described Ndlovu as "an errant and evil bishop" in response to a letter issued by Zimbabwe's bishops Aug. 14 accusing government forces of committing human rights abuses.
Mutsvangwa claimed that Ndlovu was seeking to lead Zimbabwe's Catholics into "the darkest dungeons of Rwanda-type genocide."