Zanu-PF's bid to make inroads into the church to garner votes for next year's election has suffered a major setback.
Zimbabwean police have stopped a clergy retreat over claims that their prayer gathering was not given police clearance under sweeping security laws.
A rogue bishop has whipped up support for his stance that the Anglican Church is being overrun by gays .
Robert Mugabe is expected to ask Archbishop Williams about homosexuals and sanctions as breakaway Anglicans demonstrate against his visit to Zimbabwe.
President Robert Mugabe says an opposition win in Saturday's tightly contested polls would be "the greatest curse" for Zimbabwe. Mugabe, who is battling for his political survival, called on opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) supporters to "come home" to his ruling Zanu-PF, the government-mouthpiece Herald reported on Tuesday.
Zimbabwean police disrupted several Anglican Church services in Harare on Sunday, arresting at least three priests and a number of parishioners opposed to a pro-government bishop. The priests were dragged out of church because they were conducting services without the authorisation of the police or that of Bishop Nolbert Kunonga.