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Catholic Church in Malawi

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.”

Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwean Catholic Bishops with former President, Edgar Lungu of Zambia and other attendees of the first sub-regional consultative meeting. Credit: Vatican News

Planned 2024 Meeting of Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe Bishops to “address various challenges”

Sep 30, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe are to deliberate on “various challenges” bedeviling the people of God in the African region, including inequality, and concerns around the environment. 

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Catholic Entity Reaching Out to Cyclone Victims in Malawi with “vital humanitarian aid”

Sep 26, 2023

The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) is helping victims of Tropical Cyclone Freddy in Malawi to rebuild their lives through “vital humanitarian aid”.

Dr Mary Shawa (in blue), the President of the Legion of Mary for Maula Senatus in Malawi during the launch of the Legion of Mary Centenary celebrations on 16 October 2021. Credit: The Episcopal Conference of Malawi.

Legion of Mary Members in Malawi to Pray for Tropical Cyclone Victims During Rosary Month

Sep 25, 2023

Members of the Legion of Mary in Malawi are set to pray the Holy Rosary in favor of the victims of Tropical Cyclone Freddy during the month of October.

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 24, 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.