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Catholic Church in Zambia

Logo of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB). Credit: ZCCB

“Scandalous, intimidating”: Zambia’s Bishops Decry Police Disruption of Colleague’s Meeting with Former President

May 24, 2024

Members of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) have decried police disruption of the recent meeting between the Local Ordinary of the country’s Catholic Diocese of Kabwe, Bishop Clement Mulenga, and the immediate former head of state, Dr. Edgar Changwa Lungu.

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“Highly irregular”: Zambian Church Leaders on Summoning of Catholic Priest by Police

Apr 11, 2024

Church leaders in Zambia have condemned the police for summoning a Catholic Priest in the country, and described the incident as “highly irregular and contradictory.”

Bishop Raphael Mweempwa of Zambia’s Monze Diocese. Credit: Monze Diocese

“Let no one be lost”: Priests in Zambia Urged to be available for the People

Mar 21, 2024

Bishop Raphael Mweempwa of Zambia’s Monze Diocese has urged Priests to be readily available to attend to the pastoral needs of those they shepherd.

Bishop Patrick Chilekwa Chisanga of Zambia’s Mansa Diocese. Credit: Vatican Media

Bishop in Zambia Decries Subversion of “original intentions” of International Women’s Day

Mar 9, 2024

Bishop Patrick Chilekwa Chisanga of Zambia’s Mansa Diocese has decried the undermining of the International Women’s Day (IWD) through the fostering of an agenda that hardly augurs well for women as the initiators of the commemoration wanted. 

Caritas Calls for “swift” Measures to Protect Zambians from Drought Devastation

Feb 29, 2024

Caritas Zambia is calling on the Zambian government to put in place “swift and effective” measures to protect the livelihoods of the people of God affected by ongoing drought in the country. 

Bishop Benjamin Phiri of Zambia’s Ndola Diocese. Credit: Ndola Diocese

Amid Life’s Challenges, “remain focussed on Christ”: Bishop in Zambia in Lenten Message

Feb 20, 2024

Bishop Benjamin Phiri of Zambia’s Ndola Diocese has called on Christians to nurture a relationship with the person of Jesus Christ and maintain their focus on Him amid “many” life’s challenges. 

Members of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB). Credit: ZCCB

Zambia’s Catholic Bishops Express Solidarity amid “persisting situation of Cholera”

Jan 29, 2024

Members of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) are in solidarity with the people of God in the Southern African nation, who are reeling from the effects of the cholera outbreak that has resulted in hundreds of deaths.

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Caritas Zambia Calls for “decisive measures” to Combat Cholera, Resurgence of COVID-19

Jan 28, 2024

Caritas Zambia is calling on Zambia’s government to put in place “decisive measures” to combat the outbreak of cholera and the “insidious” COVID-19 resurgence ahead of the postponed reopening of schools.

Fr. Alex Muyebe, Executive Director of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR). Credit: JCTR

Stemming “rapid urbanization” among Strategies to Address Cholera in Zambia: Jesuit Priest

Jan 23, 2024

Taking strategies to empower the rural populations in view of stemming rural-urban migration can help address the recurring challenge of cholera in Zambia, a member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in the Southern African nation has said. 

Bishop Benjamin Phiri of Ndola Catholic Diocese in Zambia.  Credit: Radio Icengelo

Zambian Bishop Calls for Unity in Implementing Newly Launched Diocesan Strategic Plan

Jan 19, 2024

The Bishop of Ndola Catholic Diocese in Zambia is calling upon the people of God under his pastoral care to unite in implementing the Diocese’s five-year strategic plan that is set to end in the year 2028.

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Commit to Mitigating High Cost of Living Challenges: Jesuit Scholars to Zambian Government

Jan 12, 2024

Jesuit scholars in Zambia are urging the government of the Southern African nation to remain committed to alleviating challenges related to the high cost of living in 2024. 

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Catholic Entity’s Project Seeks to Lower Maternal Deaths in Zambia

Dec 26, 2023

Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the humanitarian arm of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has been running a program in Zambia that seeks to reduce maternal mortality rates in the southern African country.

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Blessing of Same-Sex Couples “not for implementation in Zambia”: Catholic Bishops

Dec 20, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Zambia have directed against the application of the Vatican declaration on the possibility for members of the Clergy to bless “same-sex couples” and couples in other “irregular situations” explained in Fiducia Supplicans, which the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (DDF) released on Monday, December 18.

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Mine Tragedy in Zambia: Catholic Bishops Pray “for God’s consolation and strength”

Dec 16, 2023

Members of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) have expressed their spiritual solidarity with victims of the tragedy at Senseli Open Pit Mine in Chingola District in the Catholic Diocese of Ndola.

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Zambia Constitution Reform to Include Presidential Candidates Asset Declaration: Churches

Dec 5, 2023

Church leaders in Zambia under the Christian Churches Monitoring Group (CCMG) are demanding that the country’s Constitution reform reinstate the requirement for presidential candidates to publicly declare their respective assets.

Bishop Charles Kasonde delivering the message of Catholic Bishops in the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) region. Credit: AMECEA

What Catholic Bishops in Eastern Africa Seek to Champion at COP28

Dec 1, 2023

Catholic Bishops in the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) region will be advocating for good governance in the extraction of minerals, and operationalization of the Loss and Damage Fund among other issues at the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28).

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Bishops in Zambia Decry Shrinking Democracy for Leaders Opposed to Government

Nov 18, 2023

Politicians who are opposed to the government in Zambia are being denied their freedom of expression, Catholic Bishops in the southern African country have said, and decried what they term as a shrinking democracy in the country.

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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Synod on Synodality: Zambian Catholic Bishop Urges Prayer, “invocation of the Holy Spirit”

Sep 22, 2023

Bishop Edwin Mwansa Mulandu of Mpika Diocese in Zambia has called on the people of God in his Episcopal See to pray for the success of the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops set to begin on October 4 in Rome.

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At Death Anniversary, Zambian Catholic Bishop Remembered as “one who lived selflessly”

Sep 22, 2023

The late Bishop Dennis Harold De Jong of Zambia’s Ndola Diocese has been remembered as a selfless servant, who paid keen attention to the plight of the poor and needy members of society.