Catholic Church in Malawi

Sr. Teresa Mulenga with some community members displaying locally made soap. Credit: Sr. Teresa Mulenga

How Catholic Bishops' Commission in Malawi is “combatting” Challenge of Human Trafficking

Sep 20, 2023

Human trafficking is one of the challenges that the Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (CADECOM) is helping address in a three-year initiative that started in July 2022. 

Sr. Teresa Mulenga conducting a workshop at Chaminade Marianist Secondary School on Thursday, September 7. Credit: Sr. Mulenga.

How Archdiocese in Malawi is Propagating Catholic Bishops’ Child Safeguarding Policy

Sep 16, 2023

The Archdiocese of Lilongwe in Malawi has taken deliberate initiatives to implement the Child and Vulnerable Adults Safeguarding Policy, which members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) adopted in 2021.

Mass at Don Bosco Parish of Malawi's Archdiocese of Lilongwe. Credit: Fr. Joseph Czerwinski

Church in Malawi Thriving Above Harmful Culture, Challenging Christian-Muslim Marriages

Aug 28, 2023

Baptisms at Don Bosco Parish of Malawi’s Archdiocese of Lilongwe are held every second month. Fr. Joseph Czerwinski, the Priest in Charge of the Parish has said that the ceremony cannot be held on an annual basis because then, the number of those being baptized would be too large to handle.

A well drilling project at Don Bosco parish of Malawi's Archdiocese of Lilongwe. Credit: Fr. Joseph Czerwinski

Inside Self-Sustaining Program Supporting Poor Families at Malawian Catholic Parish

Aug 28, 2023

Malawi’s Atumiki Achifundo, a lay movement working with the poor people across Catholic Parishes in the Southern African country offers invaluable lessons to Dioceses and Parishes that are looking to sustain themselves.

Official logo of the Golden Jubilee Year of Small Christian Communities (SCCs). Credit: AMECEA

Church in AMECEA Seeking to Grow Small Christian Communities in Yearlong Celebrations

Aug 25, 2023

The Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) has launched the Golden Jubilee Year of Small Christian Communities (SCCs) to assess the status of this new way of being church in the region.

Bishop Yohane Suzgo Nyirenda, Auxiliary Bishop of Mzuzu Diocese in Malawi. Credit: PMS Malawi

“Never tire of reminding people that Christ is alive”: New Catholic Bishop in Malawi Told

Aug 7, 2023

The Catholic Bishop of Karonga Diocese in Malawi has invited the Auxiliary Bishop of Mzuzu Diocese not to get tired of “reminding people that Christ is alive.”

Bishop Martin Anwel Mtumbuka of Karonga Diocese in Malawi. Credit: Karonga Diocese

Catholic Bishop Suggests Debt Restructuring to Address Malawi’s Economic Hardships

Jul 30, 2023

The Catholic Bishop of Malawi’s Karonga Diocese has urged the government of Malawi to prioritize negotiations on restructuring the country’s debt to salvage the citizens of the country  from the economic hardships they are experiencing.

A poster announcing the two-day Malawi Conference on Debt and Development at Crossroads Hotel, Lilongwe. Credit: Luntha Television.

Let’s “all fulfill our mandate”: Catholic Bishop in Malawi on Africa’s Debt Crisis

Jul 26, 2023

Bishop Martin Anwel Mtumbuka of Malawi’s Karonga Diocese is calling upon African governments, development partners, civil societies, the private sector, and creditors to do what’s expected of them to address the debt crisis in the world’s second-largest continent.

Archbishop George Desmond Tambala of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lilongwe receives gifts from Catholic Women during the Golden Jubilee celebration at Civo Stadium. Credit: ECM

Help Realize “the Malawi you want, utilize your influence”: Bishop to Catholic Women

Jul 25, 2023

Members of the Catholic Women Organisation (CWO) in Malawi have been challenged to help realize the country they want, where current challenges are addressed.

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

Bishops in Malawi Announce “peaceful march” to Clarify Stance on Family, Human Sexuality

Jul 12, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Malawi have announced “a peaceful march” to clarify their stance on the institution of the family, and the issue of human sexuality. 

A meeting of Small Christian Communities (SCCs) in the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) region. Credit: Meru Diocese

Malawi Bishops Call for “reflective moments” ahead of Small Christian Communities Jubilee

Jul 6, 2023

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) are calling for “reflective moments” during the yearlong Golden Jubilee celebrations of the model of being church through Small Christian Communities (SCCs) in the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) region.

=Mons. Gian Luca Perici (right), appointed Apostolic Nuncio for the Southern African countries of Zambia and Malawi and Mons. Alfred Chaima (left), appointed as Local Ordinary of Zomba Diocese in Malawi. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pope Francis Appoints New Apostolic Nuncio for Zambia/Malawi, Bishop for Malawian Diocese

Jun 5, 2023

Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Gian Luca Perici as the Apostolic Nuncio for the Southern African countries of Zambia and Malawi.


High Court in Malawi Postpones Same-Sex Unions Ruling after Christian Leaders’ Outcry

May 25, 2023

The High Court in Blantyre, Malawi, has postponed the hearing meant to interpret Section 153 (c) of the Penal Code of the Southern African nation, which criminalizes consensual same-sex relations between two consenting adults to June 5 and June 6 from May 23. 

Protesters at a Profamily event in Kenya.  Credit: Courtesy Photo

Don’t Legalize Same-sex Unions: Malawi’s Christian Leaders to Judges ahead of Ruling

May 22, 2023

Church leaders in Malawi are calling on the country’s High Court in Blantyre to rule against same-sex unions.

What the Catholic Church in Malawi is Doing to Grow Local Vocations among Youth

May 3, 2023

“To continue with evangelization, we must grow our own local vocations,” Fr. Petros Mwale, the Chaplain of the youth in the Southern African country of Malawi, has said in response to the crisis posed by decreasing numbers of non-native Catholic Clergy.   

Emmanuel co-founder & Executive Director at ATE-Hub, a refugee-led organisation based in the Dzaleka refugee camp. Credit: JRS

Jesuit Entity “facilitating access to education” in Malawian Refugee Camp

Apr 22, 2023

Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS), an international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), is facilitating the provision of formal education to refugees in Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Malawi.

Credit: ECM

Malawi’s Catholic Bishops to Engage Pope Francis amid Country’s Cyclone Devastation

Mar 28, 2023

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) are making their periodic visit to the Holy See, during which they are to pray at the tombs of St. Peter and St. Paul, and have an audience with Pope Francis on the status of the people of God in the Southeastern African nation and “their ecclesial mission”.

Victims of Cyclone Freddy in Malawi. Credit: Sant'Egidio  Community

“The situation is bad”: AMECEA Leadership Appeals for Malawi Cyclone Survivors

Mar 21, 2023

The Bishop at the helm of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) has described the situation of those who have survived the Tropical Cyclone Freddy in Malawi as “bad”.

Credit: Courtesy Photo

“In solidarity”: Catholic Bishop in Zambia Appeals for Malawi’s Cyclone Freddy Victims

Mar 18, 2023

The Local Ordinary of the Catholic Diocese of Ndola in Zambia is appealing for donations among the people of God in his Episcopal See in view of reaching out to those affected by the Tropical Cyclone Freddy in Malawi where at least 300 people have lost their lives. 

Pope Francis prays with journalists on a papal flight August 14, 2014. | Alan Holdren/CNA

“I pray for deceased, injured, displaced”: Pope Francis amid Cyclone Freddy in Malawi

Mar 16, 2023

Pope Francis has expressed his prayerful solidarity with the people of God in Malawi following the devastating effects of Tropical Cyclone Freddy, which has reportedly claimed the lives of at least “400 people in Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar since it first made landfall in Africa”, according to Reuters.