The Anglican Church of the Province of Central Africa say they will use the Easter holidays to celebrate “new life and resurrection”.

In his Easter message, CPCA head, Bishop Chad Gandiya, said a lot of positive things had happened in the Church which were in themselves a manifestation of new life.

The CPCA in November 2012 won a five year protracted battle for control of its properties which had been seized by renegade Bishop, Nolbert Kunonga, who was ex-communicated from the Church in 2008.

Since then, the Anglican Church has embarked on various projects with the latest being their intention to build a university.

Said Gandiya: “As we celebrate Easter this year, let us remember that the resurrection is not only about Jesus being raised from the dead or your body being raised at the end of time. It is more than that. It is about being raised from seemingly hopeless tombs with which we are often entrapped.

“To believe in the resurrection is to believe that nothing is impossible with God and thus impossible for you either today , right here and now.”

Recently, the CPCA donated various goods to victims of the Tokwe Mukosi floods.

“Our response as a diocese to the Tokwe Mukosi national disaster was a resurrection as it brought hope to some families. Every time we bring hope into a situation, every time we alleviate suffering , every time we forgive others and give them the dignity and the possibility with us and others in the community or the church, we bring people from the dead,” said Gandiya.