Catholic Church in Malawi

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.

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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”.

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“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.

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Shun “individual agendas” in Care for Sick: Catholic Bishops’ Health Commission in Malawi

Feb 10, 2023

Coordinators of the Catholic Health Commission (CHC) in Malawi have told the people of God in the country to shelf their personal agendas while attending to the sick.

Archbishop Gianfranco Gallone and President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera. Credit: Courtesy Photo

President of Malawi Lauds Catholic Church’s “enormous socioeconomic impact”

Feb 5, 2023

The President of Malawi has lauded “the enormous socioeconomic impact” of the initiatives that the Catholic Church has undertaken in the Southeastern African nation.

Some patients receiving treatment for Cholera in Malawi. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders in Malawi Appeal for Collaboration “to contain cholera epidemic”

Jan 15, 2023

Religious leaders in the Southeastern African nation of Malawi are appealing to the government, donor agencies, and people of goodwill to support the Christian Health Association of Malawi (CHAM) in controlling the spread of cholera and contain the epidemic.

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

Government of Malawi “has clearly lost direction”: Bishops’ Justice, Peace Commission

Dec 22, 2022

The government of Malawi is losing direction in managing the affairs of the country, Coordinators of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in the Southern African nation have said, and warn that the country “is quickly turning into a failed state”.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) have raised questions concerning the strange way in which the country’s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director, Martha Chizuma was arrested, detained, and set free without being charged. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops Question “peculiar” Arrest, Release of Malawi’s Anti-Corruption Director

Dec 16, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Malawi have raised questions concerning the strange way in which the country’s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director was arrested, detained, and set free without being charged. 

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Catholic Bishops’ Commission in Malawi Decries Renewed Violence against Albinos, Elderly

Dec 10, 2022

Officials of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace Commission (CCJP) in Malawi have condemned the renewed violence against people living with albinism and elderly persons in the Southern African nation.

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Provide Holistic Education, Orienting Learners “to be human”: Malawian Catholic Bishop

Nov 19, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Dedza Diocese in Malawi is calling on all institutions of learning to provide holistic education, the kind that orients learners in human and Christian formation, fostering the spirit of responsibility.