From THE CHURCH TIMES:
A Zimbabwean pastor was asked to leave by two churches when they discovered that he was HIV-positive. The pastor, the Revd Maxwell Kapachawo, said that he had been trying to break the taboo about the disease by sharing his status with the parishes; but he was asked to leave as a result. A third parish has accepted his status and his position.
Mr Kapachawo said this week: “I felt I had to speak out. The Church must not shy away from HIV. It needs to be a place of healing and care. We must work together to tackle HIV. Everyone in Zimbabwe has family or friends who are no longer here because of HIV. There are many orphans.
For putting himself in harm's way to help others, Maxwell is our...
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We pray for him and for the 4.5 million adults in Zimbabwe who are also HIV positive.