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Catholic Church in Malawi

Bishop Martin Anwel Mtumbuka with Pastoral Coordinators in malawi. Credit: Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM)

“Evangelization ought to be a top priority”: Bishop in Malawi Urges Priests to Prioritize Catechesis to Administration

Apr 20, 2024

The Chairman of the Pastoral Commission of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) is urging the members of the Clergy to focus more on catechesis to ensure the faithful understand the Catholic faith rather than focusing on “administrative issues.”

Violet-Makaika,-Ellen-Carlos,-Idah-Isaac-and-Wines-Sopo-watering-the-recently-planted-trees-as-part-of-Trócaire's-reforestation-support. Credit: Trócaire

Homes Destroyed by Malawi’s Cyclone Freddy Still in Ruins: Catholic Charity

Mar 21, 2024

It has been a year since Tropical Cyclone Freddy hit southern Malawi causing a massive destruction of homes, and yet most of those homes have not been repaired, an official of  Trócaire, the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, has said.

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Bishops in Malawi Launch Vocations Sunday with Call to Conversion, “new evangelization”

Mar 12, 2024

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) have launched Vocations Sunday in anticipation of this year’s Sunday, April 21 event, with a call to conversion and the fostering of “new evangelization”.

Over 4,000 Households Selected in Malawi Catholic Bishops’ Hunger Crisis Project

Mar 2, 2024

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) are targeting about 4500 households affected by hunger in their newly launched Cash Transfer Project as part of the response to the hunger crisis in the Southern African nation.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) pose with President Lazarus Chakwera. Credit: ECM

Malawi Government Acknowledges Receipt of Catholic Bishops’ Criticism “with appreciation”

Feb 27, 2024

The Government of Malawi has acknowledged receipt of the pastoral letter of the Catholic Bishops in the country faulting it for failing Malawians in a spirit of thankfulness and understanding.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM). Credit: ECM

Government Has Led Malawians to “Bagamayo”, Not the “promised land”: Catholic Bishops

Feb 26, 2024

Catholic Bishops in Malawi have faulted the President Lazarus Chakwera-led Tonse Government for letting down citizens of the Southern African nation, getting them to a situation of misery and desperation, without any hope of decent living instead of the “promised land” promised during the political campaigns ahead of the 2020 general elections.

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Catholic Bishops Urge Malawians to Participate in 2025 Polls “actively and wisely”

Feb 26, 2024

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) are calling upon the electorate in the Southern African nation to play an active role in the country’s general elections scheduled for next year. 

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Catholic Entity’s Annual Lenten Appeal to Benefit Malawi’s Climate Change Victims

Feb 15, 2024

The annual Lenten Appeal of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, aims to benefit Malawi’s climate change victims. 

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM). Credit: ECM

Priestly Formation among Deliberations in Ongoing Plenary of Malawi’s Catholic Bishops

Jan 31, 2024

Catholic Bishops taking part in the Plenary Assembly of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) are to reflect on the initial formation of the Clergy in the Southern African nation. 

Bishop Vincent Frederick Mwakhwawa, Auxiliary Bishop of Lilongwe Archdiocese in Malawi. Credit: Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM)

Serve, Follow “path of the Beatitudes”: Apostolic Nuncio to New Catholic Bishop in Malawi

Jan 22, 2024

The representative of the Holy Father in Malawi has called upon the newly Consecrated Bishop in the Southern African nation to ground his Episcopal Ministry in the Beatitudes, being close to “those who suffer” in his life of service.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM). Credit: ECM

Catholic Bishops’ Key Lessons on Emergency Response from Previous Disasters in Malawi

Jan 13, 2024

Cyclones and other previous disasters in Malawi have left Catholic Bishops in the Southeastern Africa nation with four key lessons in handling emergency response: timeliness, community empowerment, and focus on both material and psychological support to victims.

The National Coordinator of the Catholic Development Commission (CADECOM), Mrs. Chimwemwe Sakunda receives the award from Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, the President of Malawi NGO Regulatory Authority (NGORA). Credit: State house Malawi.

“This award means a lot to us”: Caritas Malawi official on Recent National Recognition

Jan 10, 2024

The recognition of the Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (CADECOM), previously called Caritas Malawi, as the top organization in emergency response management in the Southern African nation is significant, an official of the entity has said.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM). Credit: ECM

“Blessings for same sex unions of any kind are not permitted in Malawi”: Catholic Bishops

Dec 19, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Malawi have prohibited the implementation of the Vatican declaration on the blessing of “same-sex couples” and couples in other “irregular situations”, which the Dicastery for the Doctrine of Faith (DDF) released on Monday, December 18 under the title, Fiducia Supplicans.

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Catholic Bishops in Malawi Laud Government for Efforts in Fighting HIV/AIDS

Dec 1, 2023

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) have lauded the government of the Southern African nation for implementing policies they say have gone a long way in combating the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country.

Mons. Vincent Frederick Mwakhwawa, appointed Auxiliary Bishop for the Catholic Archdiocese of Lilongwe in Malawi.on 15 November 2023. Credit: ECM

Pope Francis Appoints Auxiliary Bishop for Lilongwe Archdiocese in Malawi

Nov 15, 2023

Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Vincent Frederick Mwakhwawa the Auxiliary Bishop for the Catholic Archdiocese of Lilongwe in Malawi.  

Catholic Bishops in Malawi reach out to the less privileged. Credit: ECM/Facebook

World Day of Poor: Bishops in Malawi Urge Catholic Media to Foster “solidarity” Narratives

Nov 4, 2023

Catholic media entities in Malawi have been asked to raise awareness about the upcoming World Day of the Poor and encourage solidarity with poor members of society.

High School students in Malawi. Credit: Human Life International (HLI) Malawi

Win for Pro-Lifers as Students Drive Off Contraceptive Advocates from Malawian School

Oct 27, 2023

Human Life International (HLI) Malawi, a leading Catholic pro-life entity in the Southeast African nation, has hailed students in the country for openly rejecting advances of an organization that sought to promote the use of contraceptives in their school.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM). Credit: ECM

“Unacceptable!”: Catholic Bishops’ Commission in Malawi Faults Refugee Relocation

Oct 8, 2023

Officials of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace Commission (CCJP) in Malawi have condemned the “government's treatment” of refugees in the Southern African nation, and decried the “appalling” conditions at Dzaleka Refugee Camp, where they are being forced to relocate.

Logo of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi/ Credit: ECM

Malawi Facing “a looming hunger situation”: Catholic Bishops’ Commission

Oct 4, 2023

The people of God in Malawi are reportedly staring at starvation amid signs of rising food prices and scarcity of grain in the Southern African nation. 

A poster for the Season of Creation. Credit: JCED Malawi

“Season of Creation Documentary”: Church Officials in Malawi Call for Justice for Creation

Sep 30, 2023

Catholic Church officials in Malawi have, in a new documentary on the Season of Creation 2023, called for “justice, reconciliation and healing for people affected with climate change.”